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Spicy Lentil Tacos

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


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.



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)


  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: Learn more about cooking with lentils here: Find more plant-powered recipes and nutrition information at The Plant-Powered Dietitian ( Video Editor: Christian Javryd

Posted by Sharon Palmer: The Plant-Powered Dietitian on Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American


  • 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