Spicy Lentil Tacos

Sharon Palmer

Power up on flavorful spices for health and flavor! These vegan, gluten-free Spicy Lentil Tacos are jam-packed with a variety of vibrant spices. Just mix up this hearty lentil taco filling in about 10 minutes, and then layer a variety of colorful veggies—cabbage, avocados, tomatoes, cilantro—in your tacos, with a dollop of plant-based sour cream. This is a great budget-friendly, kid-approved, under 30-minute dinner you can turn to time and time again!

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

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon

Spicy Lentil Tacos


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
(5 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
Loading...

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

Description

These vegan, gluten-free lentil tacos are so easy to make; just cook up a spicy lentil filling and layer in fresh ingredients in corn tortillas. Make it in one-skillet in under 30 minutes.

Scale

Ingredients

Lentil Taco Filling:

Toppings and Tortilla:

  • 8 small (about 6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ¾ cups shredded cabbage (red and/or white)
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup plant-based sour cream (get my recipe here)

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), salt (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 1/3 cup lentil taco filling, 1/3 cup shredded cabbage, 2 cherry tomatoes, 1/8 avocado, 1 tablespoon plant-based sour cream, and 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro.
  8. Makes 8 small 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
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 100 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 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
Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *