25-Minute Delicious + Easy Vegan Lentil Chorizo
Difficulty: 2/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
The Challenge: Chorizo Sausage
Uh dude, chorizo isn't vegan. It isn't even close.
Well, that's the challenge. Could we turn plants into a similar flavor? I think so! We turned lentils into chorizo by adding delicious spices, cooking the lentils twice, and putting into delicious recipes of tacos, nachos, and more!
People sometimes wonder - why make lentils into chorizo? We aren't. The point of my blog is to create amazing foods that make you enjoy dishes you know. Not every vegan wants a salad just like not every meat eater knows that they can turn plants into delicious foods. I think that both groups can benefit! Vegans can continue to expand while meat-eaters have options to recreate some foods they remember and not feel boxed in. Creating plant-based food is a revolution and let's be a part of it.
To make this, we are cooking to use red lentils both for color and consistency. The consistency becomes somewhat mushy similar to ground sausage and the color is similar. The flavor is light as well and soaks up spices better.
Boil lentils, add spices, and pan fry. Easy as that, and you have chorizo.
I'll show you what we can do with this chorizo in my next post where we make arepas.
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup red lentils, dry
- 1 tbsp. cumin seed
- 1 tsp. coriander seed
- 1/4 tsp ground bay leaves
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/4 tsp. thyme
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbl ancho cili powder
- 1 tbl smoked paprika
- 2 tbl rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbl olive oil
Equipment You'll Need:
Large Mixing Bowl . Mixing Spoon . Measuring Spoons . Cutting Board . Medium Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Spatula . Large Frying Pan . Small Frying Pan
Before You Cook:
- Dice onions.