Lentil Tacos

Lentils are a powerhouse of plant protein, with 1 cup of lentils containing about 18g! Lentils are also amazing for heart health, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. I try to use lentils once a week in one way or another. They are really versatile so it ends up being pretty easy and tasty!

In this recipe, I use lentils as the 'meat' in the tacos. Seasoned with Mexican spices and onion, they taste great with your usual taco toppings: olives, salsa, shredded lettuce.. you name it!

Lentil Tacos
Lentil Tacos
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Lentil Tacos
  • 1 pack prepared lentils (I LOVE the Trader Joe's kind!)
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 12 6" tortillas
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • optional extras: guacamole, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce, black olives,
1) Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil and diced onion.2) Cook the onion until it is translucent, then add the prepared lentils to the skillet. Add seasoning and stir to combine. Cook until warm throughout, about 5 minutes.3) In the meantime, heat another skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil and sliced bell peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat until edges and skin become browned, even a bit charred.4) Scoop a spoonful of lentil mixture on each tortilla. Add sauteed peppers and lettuce. Top with any other extras as desired!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 tacos
Lentil Tacos
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