Chef’s Plate Review: Smoky Lentil Taquitos

Chef’s Plate is a subscription service that delivers chef-designed recipes and fresh ingredients each week. There is no subscription or membership fee to join. Their recipes range from $8.99 per serving on the Family Plan up to $12.95 on the 15 Minute Meal Plan.

What would I do without my Chef’s Plate deliveries? Especially given the current circumstances. It has been a lifesaver the last few weeks and I’ve come to appreciate it more than I did before. Each week I am provided with all the ingredients for three wonderful meals, I get to test out new recipes, I get to learn new cooking techniques and I can skip a trip to the grocery store. It really is one of my favorite subscriptions.

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We order 3 new Chef’s Plate recipes each week, and have been since August of 2016. Here’s a look at one of the recipes we received this past week….

Smoky Lentil Taquitos with Avocado Salsa

Taco-bout a taquito revolution! These plant-powered wonders tuck seriously craveable smoky flavour into their crisp tortilla exterior. Tame the heat with a cool and refreshing avocado salsa.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Lentils
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 56g Tomato Paste
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Mini Cucumber
  • 56g Feta Cheese
  • 1 Sweet Bell Pepper
  • 1g Chipotle Powder
  • 15g Red Wine Vinegar
  • Taquito Spice Mix (Garlic Salt · Ground Cumin · Taco Seasoning · Applewood Smoke Spice)

Directions:

Prepare Ingredients: wash and dry all produce, dice pepper, dice onion, dice cucumber, dice avocado

Cook Aromatics: in large pan heat oil, add peppers and 3/4 onion, cook until softened, season with salt and upper, stir in tomato paste, spice mix, chipotle powder and 1/2 tbsp oil, cook stirring often for 1 minute until toasted

Cook Lentil Filling: to the same pan add lentils and can liquid, bring to simmer over high, reduce heat to medium-low, cook stirring often, for 4-6 minutes, until thickened, season with salt and pepper

Build Taquitos: grease 8×8 baking dish, on clean surface lay tortillas and add 1/3 cup lentil filling to each tortilla, roll taquitos and press gently to close, arrange in baking dish seam side down, broil in oven for 3-4 minutes, until tortillas are crisp

Mix Avocado Salsa: in medium bowl mix avocado, cucumber, remaining onion, vinegar, 1/2 tbsp oil and 1/2 tsp sugar, season with salt

Plate & Serve: serve taquitos with feta cheese crumbled over and some avocado salsa over top, plate remaining avocado salsa alongside

Thoughts: This will be our second time making this dish from Chef’s Plate, we have ordered it once before. It was very quick and very easy to make. I love the flavour of the lentil filling and even had a few spoonfuls on its own. I had a yellow pepper in the fridge that needed to be used so I added that to the mix. The avocado salsa was the perfect topping and could also be enjoyed with chips or as a topping on other dishes. If these Taquitos show up on the Chef’s Plate menu again I would order them for a third time.

-AYOB Sarah

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