Perk up lunch boxes with these Lentil Burrito Lunch Wraps. Toasted burritos with a tasty Mexican style filling drizzled with spicy sauce.
Don't you just love it when lunch is healthy and tasty?
These lentil burrito lunch wraps are packed with fresh salad and lentils cooked with onions and Mexican spices, topped with vegan cheese, then drizzled with a spicy sauce before they are wrapped and toasted for a bit of crunch.
Sometimes they are called crunch wraps.
- 🌶 They're not too hot
- 🌯 Burrito ingredients
- 🥫 Which kind of lentils are used in burritos
- 🥑 How to safely remove the stone from an avocado
- 🥣 Types of sauce to add to a burrito
- 🌯 What type of tortillas are used for burritos?
- 🌯 Wrap flavours
- 🌯 How to fold a wrap
- 🥘 Toasting wraps
- 🌯 Tips for wrapping burritos
- 🍴 Prepping lunch ahead
- 🥙 Other ways to use lentil burrito filling
- 🌯 More vegan wraps to try
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🌶 They're not too hot
I'm a bit of wuss when it comes to spicy food, so while these lentil wraps have a lot of warmth from the spices and a bit of a kick from the spicy sauce, the wraps are cooled with some of the other flavours.
If you like it hot, you could add some fresh chilli when cooking the lentils and onions or some chilli powder.
🌯 Burrito ingredients
Here are the ingredients you need to make these tasty vegan lunch wraps.
- Olive oil
- Onion - white or red
- Lentils - brown or green
- Ground cumin
- Salt & pepper
- Wraps - large wraps
- Vegan mayo
- Tomatoes - make sure they are ripe
- Corn - tinned (canned) corn is fine
- Red pepper - or whatever colour you have in the fridge
- Vegan cheddar - or vegan smoked cheese
- Avocado - make sure it's ripe
- Sriracha - or other hot sauce
See the printable recipe card at the end of this post for quantities.
Also, try these spicy bean burritos with cheese.
🥫 Which kind of lentils are used in burritos
You can soak and cook lentils for burritos or used tinned (canned) lentils which are really good quality and so convenient.
Black beans or pinto beans are more traditional in a burrito, but brown or green lentils work well too as they hold their shape.
For these lentil burritos, I used canned brown lentils.
🥑 How to safely remove the stone from an avocado
Many people use a sharp knife to hit (and embed into) the avocado stone, then twist to remove it, but this can be a dangerous solution and result in many accidents and cuts.
To safely remove the stone from a ripe avocado, simply use your thumbs to press out the stone from the back of the avocado half.
It will just pop out and you will wonder why you ever did it any other way.
🥣 Types of sauce to add to a burrito
Here are a few sauces that are a tasty addition to vegan burritos.
- Chipotle Sauce
- Creamy Avocado Sauce
- Sour Cream - vegan sour cream or vegan creme fraiche makes a good substitute
- Sriracha Sauce
- Sweet Chilli Sauce - unconventional. but tastes great
🌯 What type of tortillas are used for burritos?
These Mexican wraps are usually made with large flour tortillas.
You need a big enough wrap to stuff with lots of tasty fillings.
I love wheat and white wraps, but there are all sorts of flavours of wraps these days.
🌯 Wrap flavours
Here are a few of the wrap flavours you can find in supermarkets or health food shops. Your choice can really change how the final filled wrap looks and tastes.
- Mediterranean Herb
- Sun Dried Tomato
- Wheat and White
There are probably more wrap flavours I've missed but this will give you an idea and hopefully inspiration for your next lunch wrap.
Gluten-free wraps are also available.
🌯 How to fold a wrap
Don't feel confident in folding a burrito or wrap?
Here is how I do it. I hope it helps.
- Add the filling to the upper third of the wrap, leaving space above and to the sides.
- Fold the sides in partially over the filling.
- Bring the top of the tortilla down over the folded in sides and filling and roll firmly towards you, tucking in as you go.
- Cut in half and serve.
They do it the same as me but roll from the bottom away from you.
Fold them whichever way is more comfortable for you.
🥘 Toasting wraps
You can toast them in a hot, dry pan, under a grill (broiler) or in a toastie or panini machine.
I use my electric crepe maker to toast my wraps. It's a great bit of kit. I use it for pancakes, quesadillas and toasting wraps.
🌯 Tips for wrapping burritos
Here are a few ideas for wrapping and storing burritos in the fridge or your lunch box until lunchtime.
You can wrap a burrito in foil or baking paper to keep it wrapped tightly until it's ready to eat.
Foil will give you a tighter wrap. You can cut the wrap in half while it is wrapped in foil, then fold back the foil as you eat.
Heated wraps will also keep warm in foil.
🍴 Prepping lunch ahead
You can make this wrap the day before and pop it in the fridge.
It's not one that would freeze well.
However, you can make a batch of the lentil filling ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a few days.
🥙 Other ways to use lentil burrito filling
Here are some other ideas to serve the tasty fillings in this vegan wrap.
- Baked potato - pile the toppings on
- Pitta bread - fill a pitta with these fillings and some salad leaves
- Quesadilla - Fill it with the lentil mixture, tomatoes and cheese and add the sauce and avocado on the side
- Salad - serve as a salad without the tortilla
🌯 More vegan wraps to try
Here are a few of my favourite wraps. I hope you try them.
- Black Olive Couscous Wrap - a lush wrap filled with veg packed couscous, salad and hot sauce.
- Greek Salad Lunch Wrap - A tasty vegan lunch wrap filled with Greek salad and a delicious Greek Salad Dressing.
- Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap - Onion Bhaji Lunch Wrap. A colourful, vegan lunch wrap with the flavours of India and a rainbow of vegetables.
- Red Pepper & Kale Lunch Wrap - A tasty vegan lunchtime wrap packed with flavours including red pepper and kale.
- Sriracha Chickpea & Avocado Wrap - A flavourful chickpea smash sandwich filler on a wrap with avocado.
- Tex Mex Cheese Crunch Wrap - A lunch crunch wrap filled with Tex Mex flavours, then toasted. The wrap filling is also great in sandwiches.
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💭 How to make vegan burrito wraps
Step-by-step photos. Keep scrolling for the full printable lentil burritos recipe (with full ingredient list and nutritional info).
- Saute the onion in garlic in a pan with olive oil until they are soft. Add the cooked lentils, spices, salt and pepper (full ingredients in printable recipe below).
- Spread the middle of large flour tortillas with vegan mayo (or vegan sour cream)
- Now add the lentil mixture, tomatoes, corn and red pepper.
- Add grated vegan cheddar and sliced avocado.
- Drizzle with sauce and wrap tightly (see my guide further up the post).
- Toast in a pan, under the grill (broiler) or in a toastie or panini machine.
- Once cool, wrap in foil until lunchtime. If you are making it ahead, pop it in the fridge.
Lentil Burrito Lunch Wraps
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 235 g brown (or green) cooked lentils 400g (14 oz) tin (can)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 3 large flour tortillas
- 3 tablespoons vegan mayo
- 3 ripe salad tomatoes chopped
- 3 tablespoons corn tinned (canned)
- 1 red pepper deseeded and cut in slices
- 9 tablespoons grated vegan cheddar
- 1 ripe avocado halved, stone removed and sliced and tossed in a little lemon juice to stop it discolouring
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- Saute the onion in garlic in a pan with olive oil until they are soft. Add the cooked lentils, spices, the season with salt and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes to warm the spices and develop the flavour.
- Spread the middle of 3 large flour tortillas with vegan mayo.
- Now add the lentil mixture and top with tomatoes, corn and then red pepper strips.
- Add grated vegan cheddar and sliced avocado and drizzle with sriracha.
- Wrap firmly and toast on a hot pan, under a grill (broiler) or in a toastie or panini machine until crisp and golden.
- Once cool, wrap firmly in foil and pop in the fridge for later or in your lunchbox to take to school or work.
- Cut in half with the foil on to serve. Just peel back the foil to eat it.