Jan's Tasty Lentil Tacos Recipe
Jan's Tasty Lentil Tacos
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
In a large non-stick skillet, cook the onion and garlic in oil until tender.
Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute.
Add broth; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
Uncover; continue cooking for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Mash lentils slightly.
Stir in salsa.
Spoon about ¼ cup lentil mixture into the taco shells.
Top with lettuce, tomato, and yogurt and enjoy immediately.