Jan's Tasty Lentil Tacos Recipe


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 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

  • 1 ½ Cups Lettuce, shredded

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • ½ Cup Plain, Organic Yogurt, optional

  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 the taco shells.

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

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