Lentil Tacos

Tacos are the best!  My ears perk up when I hear how different ingredients transform themselves into a tortilla and the term taco gets assigned. I’ve been wanting to add lentils into my list of go to ingredients for awhile.  Here’s some lentils in taco form. Simple and delicious.  My 7 year old ate these with me for dinner Saturday night. Kid approved! This is the quick version since I found organic lentils in a can. Time saver.

lentil tacos

Lentil Tacos

1 can organic lentils rinsed

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp chipotle chili power

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp oregano


Take rinsed lentils and add 1/4 cup water into a sauce pan. add spices and heat the lentils through while they absorb the liquid. Char your tortillas and start building your tacos. I add any of the following avocado, cilantro, chopped tomatoes, cheese, avocado cream or sour cream, shedded lettuce, fresh lime juice. The combinations are endless. Let me know how you topped your tacos.

  • If you cook lentils from scratch, in the last 10 mins add spices to the pot of simmering lentils for flavor.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Courtney Wasson says:

    I topped with goat cheese and it was fab!!


    1. mpypchef says:

      That would be a good add on for sure!


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