Spicy Lentil Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

One of the benefits of a spice-filled diet is that you can cut back on the addition of salt, which has been linked to high blood pressure and risk of heart disease. In fact, reducing your sodium intake and upping your intake of whole plant foods—pulses, whole grains, vegetable, fruits, nuts, and seeds—can promote healthy blood pressure levels, and protect your heart. These Spicy Lentil Tacos are filled with a variety of powerful herbs and spices, including garlic, chili peppers, chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. Heavy on flavor and health, you won’t even miss the salt in this plant-based recipe!

Watch this video on how to make this recipe.

Spicy Lentil Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, teams up with the American Heart Association for Heart Health Month to share her easy, delicious recipe for Spicy Lentil Tacos. Get the full recipe here: http://bit.ly/2El8uKW. Learn more about cooking with lentils here: www.sharonpalmer.com/dirt-report-lentils. Find more plant-powered recipes and nutrition information at The Plant-Powered Dietitian (www.sharonpalmer.com). Video Editor: Christian Javryd https://www.facebook.com/christianjavrydediting/

Posted by Sharon Palmer: The Plant-Powered Dietitian on Monday, January 29, 2018

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Spicy Lentil Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

These super easy vegan tacos are filled with protein-rich lentils, flavorful spices and herbs, and tomatoes.

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Ingredients

Lentil Taco Filling:

Toppings and Tortilla:

  • 8 small (about 6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ¾ cups shredded cabbage (red and/or white)
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  2. Sauté onions, garlic, and jalapeno over medium heat for about 8 minutes, until soft.
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, brown sugar (optional), and cayenne pepper (adjust for your spice preference) and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add lentils and stir. Cook for about 2 minutes while stirring.
  5. Add lemon juice, tomato paste, and water and mix well, stirring and heating for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Heat tortillas in microwave or oven just until soft.
  7. To prepare tacos: Top each tortilla with about ¼ cup lentil taco filling, 1/3 cup shredded cabbage, 2 cherry tomatoes, 1/8 avocado, and 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro.
  8. Makes 8 tacos.
Spicy Lentil Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, teams up with the American Heart Association for Heart Health Month to share her easy, delicious recipe for Spicy Lentil Tacos. Get the full recipe here: http://bit.ly/2El8uKW. Learn more about cooking with lentils here: www.sharonpalmer.pvccbh3-liquidwebsites.com/dirt-report-lentils. Find more plant-powered recipes and nutrition information at The Plant-Powered Dietitian (www.sharonpalmer.pvccbh3-liquidwebsites.com). Video Editor: Christian Javryd https://www.facebook.com/christianjavrydediting/

Posted by Sharon Palmer: The Plant-Powered Dietitian on Monday, January 29, 2018

Notes

May serve with salsa and cashew cream, if desired.

To cook lentils from scratch: Cook 1 cup lentils with 2 cups water for 20-30 minutes, until tender.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Keywords: vegan taco, taco, lentil tacos

For other plant-based taco recipes, check out the following:

Easy Vegan Tacos with Refried Beans and Corn Salsa
Spicy Hummus Veggie Tacos
Jackfruit Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

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