This 2-Ingredient Grain-Free Flatbread Will Pair Perfectly With Your Favorite Dip
If I were to list the ingredients I always have on hand in my pantry, red lentils would be up there in the top three—they're perfect for a quick, protein-packed plant-based meal, be it a soup, grain bowl, or even a quick dip for veggies. But one place I never thought to use them was in bread (until now!).
Carleigh Bodrug, the recipe developer behind @plantyou on Instagram, shared a video of herself making the easiest flatbread I've ever seen, using nothing more than lentils and water. According to the video, they're "perfect for pizza, dipping, and wraps," which means you could make a few and use them all day in a lunch wrap, a hummus snack, and then a pizza for dinner.
It starts with turning the lentils into a flour, of sorts, by blending them, and then adding the mixture to water. If you want to jazz it up, Bodrug recommends tossing some nutritional yeast and salt into the mix, too–but it's totally optional. Once you've whisked together the ingredients, you'll want to let it hang for a few minutes to fully combine, and then you spread it on a baking sheet and bake for around 20 minutes.
While she simply reaches for nooch and salt in her video, Bodrug says that you can add spices as you wish—we might add in a touch of turmeric and black pepper, maybe some cayenne for a little kick, or even some basil or oregano if you plan to use it as a pizza base. Whatever you choose, a recipe this easy and this versatile is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Two-Ingredient Red Lentil Flatbread
Makes 1 large flatbread
- 1 cup red lentils
- 1⅓ cups water
- Optional: 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast, sea salt, or other flavors
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Blend 1 cup of red lentils until you achieve a flour consistency. Add 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast and sea salt as desired.
- Place in a bowl with the water, and whisk until combined. Allow to set for 5 minutes.
- Pour onto a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, and place in the oven for approximately 18 minutes until cooked through. Enjoy with dip, as a wrap, or a pizza crust!
Looking for a dip to have with it? Here are eight of our favorites.
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Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.