Vegan Empanadas with Jalapeno Lime Sauce

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I dreamed up this recipe to capture all the Mexican flavors I was craving while also putting a vegan spin on things.

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Ingredients
- Serves 12 +
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Filling
1/2 cup Quinoa , plus 1 cup water
1/4 cup Lentils , plus 3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup finely chopped Walnut
1/2 teaspoon Minced Dried Onion
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
to taste Salt and Pepper
Dough
2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 cup Vegetable Shortening , plus 2 Tbsp
3 tablespoon Cold Water
Sauce
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STEP 1
Start by cooking the Lentils (1/4 cup) and Quinoa (1/2 cup). Add each to a separate pot with their water. Add the Walnut (1/4 cup) to the lentils. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Set aside.
STEP 2
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
STEP 3
Place the Whole Wheat Flour (2 cup) and Vegetable Shortening (2/3 cup) in a large bowl, and cut together with a fork until it forms pea-sized chunks. Add Water (3 tablespoon), one tablespoon at a time, while mixing.
STEP 4
Once dough is the right consistency, pack it into a ball, then roll out.
STEP 5
Use a small bowl to measure out circles for the empanadas. Re-roll extra dough until it is all used. Place circles on a lightly greased baking sheet.
STEP 6
Combine the cooked lentils, quinoa, Minced Dried Onion (1/2 teaspoon), Cayenne Pepper (1/2 teaspoon), Garlic Powder (1/2 teaspoon), Chili Powder (1/2 teaspoon), Liquid Smoke (2 teaspoon), and Salt and Pepper (to taste) in a large bowl.
STEP 7
Put a couple spoonfuls of the mixture into the center of each empanada.
STEP 8
Carefully fold over one side of the dough on top of the other, and use a fork to seal edges.
STEP 9
Bake empanadas for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.
STEP 10
While empanadas are baking, blend the Fresh Cilantro (2 cup), Lime (2), and Jalapeño Pepper (1) in a food processor to make the jalapeño lime sauce.
STEP 11
Serve empanadas topped with diced tomatoes, Daiya cheese, and the sauce. Enjoy!
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Ryan Slater
Looks great!
Celine Baumgaarten
Success! I'm really happy with this recipe and you can easily change it up to what you feel like having
Leslie Lim
I'm excited to try this!
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