Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vegan Lentil Tacos

Don't expect this to taste like meat, but it's a filling, healthy and high-protein dinner! Online reviews of similar recipes insist that non-vegetarians love this. My husband won't touch it, so I can't say much one way or another. I think it's delicious, or I wouldn't share this with you.

Vegan Lentil Tacos
Adapted from

1 chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp oil
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup taco seasoning

1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil on medium-high until tender.
2. Add the lentils and taco seasoning. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
3. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
4. Uncover. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
5. Mash lentils slightly. (This doesn't work for me, so I remove about 1/2 cup, blend, return and mix.)

Then you can use the lentil taco "meat" like you would hamburger. I eat this on wheat tortillas with medium salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. You could of course add shredded lettuce, sour cream, whatever you want.

1 comment:

Jenn Rush said...

OMG this sounds so good! Actually, a lot of your recipes sound good. :D We usually do a bean/rice mix for tacos, which I really like, but I wouldn't mind switching it up!