Jan's Tasty Lentil Tacos

Serves 4

 

These fun tacos are a delicious and healthy replacement for regular meat tacos. Lentils are a good source of protein, fibre, iron, calcium and potassium. This is a well rounded, nutrient dense option for a vegetarian or vegan meal! They're sure to be a hit with the whole family!

 

  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped 

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced  

  • 1 Tsp. Olive Oil 

  • 1 Cup Dried Green Lentils, rinsed 

  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder 

  • 2 Tsp. Ground Cumin 

  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano 

  • 2 ½ Cups Vegetable Broth 

  • 1 Cup Sugar-Free Salsa 

  • 8 Taco Shells – Preferably Non GMO, Gluten-Free 

  • 1 ½ Cups Lettuce, shredded 

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced 

  • 1 Ripe Avocado, diced

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, cook the onion and garlic in oil until tender. 

  2. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute. 

  3. Add broth; bring to a boil. 

  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. 

  5. Uncover; continue cooking for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. 

  6. Mash lentils slightly. 

  7. Stir in salsa. 

  8. Spoon about ¼ cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. 

  9. Top with lettuce, tomato, and avocado, enjoy immediately.