HelloFresh Canada Review: Smoky Lentil Tacos
HelloFresh Canada delivers fresh ingredients and healthy, chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep each week. Every week HelloFresh members choose three meals from a selection of award-winning, constantly-changing recipes (say goodbye to recipe boredom!). They kindly sent us this box for review.
I can’t even tell you how nice it is to receive a HelloFresh delivery each month. They deliver weekly but we receive a box once a month and it is truly something I look forward to. Being a new Mom cuts your time in half, but it also make you realize the importance of a home-cooked meal. There’s just something so nice about spending time in the kitchen, cooking a meal for your family. It’s one of life’s little pleasures. But I didn’t always enjoy it. It’s so much better now that I don’t have to come up with recipes on my own, shop for ingredients, etc…. Just give me the box, put me in the kitchen and let me do my thing.
HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.
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Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..
Smoky Lentil Tacos with Charred Corn and Peppers with Baby Gem Salad
It’s taco night and these veggie lentil bundles do not disappoint! Soft tortillas are stuffed to the brim with chipotle lentils, sweet corn, juicy peppers and salty feta. Saddle up and dig in!
- ¾ cup Red Lentils
- 6 unit Flour Tortillas, 6-inch
- 1 tbsp Mexican Seasoning
- 6 g Garlic
- 56 g Onion, chopped
- 1 unit Vegetable Broth Concentrate
- 1 tsp Chipotle Powder
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 200 g Baby Gem Lettuce
- 1 unit Lime
- 56 g Corn Kernels
- 113 g Poblano Pepper, chopped
- 28 g Feta Cheese
- 7 g Cilantro
1: Before starting, wash and dry all produce.Heat Guide for Step 3 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/8 tsp mild, 1/4 tsp medium, 1/2 tsp spicy and 1 tsp extra-spicy! Add lentils and enough water to cover by 1-inch to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered for 10-12 min. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain. While the lentils cook, chop the lettuce into 1/2-inch pieces. Juice the lime. Roughly chop the cilantro and peppers. Peel, then mince or grate the garlic. Whisk together the lime juice, 1/2 tsp sugar and 2 tbsp oil (dbl all for 4 ppl) in a large bowl. Set aside.
2: Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl), then the peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Add the corn and cook until warmed through, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate.
3: Add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then the onions to the same pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 min. Reduce heat to medium. Add the garlic, Mexican Seasoning and 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (Reference Heat Guide) to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec.
4: When the lentils are tender, add the lentils, soy sauce, broth concentrate and reserved water to the pan with the onions. Simmer, until sauce thickens slightly, 4-5 min. Remove from the heat. Using a potato masher, roughly mash the lentils, until slightly smooth. Stir in the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
5: Add the lettuce to the large bowl with the dressing. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Wrap tortillas in paper towels. Microwave until tortillas are warm and flexible, 1 min. (NOTE:You can skip this step if you don’t want to warm the tortillas!)
6: Divide the chipotle lentils between tortillas. Top with the corn-pepper mixture, then half the salad. Sprinkle over the feta. Divide the lentil tacos between plates and serve the remaining salad on the side.
Smoky Lentil Tacos – Final Thoughts
My husband works out of town so baby and I are at home by ourselves for the next two weeks. When the hubby is home I will have him look after baby Steven while I cook. So….I wasn’t too sure how things were going to work being on my own, watching baby, and cooking at the same time. Luckily, HelloFresh Canada did more than their fair share of the prep for me. Not only did they research the recipe and provide the portioned ingredients, but they also pre-cut the onions and peppers for todays’ recipe. I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate such a small detail. It cut down on my prep time tremendously and I am happy to report, I was able to juggle baby and dinner with ease. These tacos were simple to make. I only had to cook a couple of the ingredients, make the salad, prepare my mise-en-place and from there I just put my tacos together as I fed Steven his bottle. What in the world would I do without my HelloFresh Canada deliveries?!
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