From the author, Terrence Paschal: These Lentil Tacos are a great option for those watching calories or fat. In this recipe, I used brown lentils. Make sure to rinse the lentils well in a strainer to get out any debris.
From Plant-Based on a Budget: When in doubt, tacos are probably the answer. These super healthy and simple Lentil Tacos are a really good lunch option if you’re short on ingredients and feel that Mexican-inspired food craving creeping in (which, if you’re like me, is always). Lentils, veggie broth and spices, a few toppings, and a couple of tortillas are all you need to prepare these plant-based and oil-free tacos.
This lentil filling is not only perfect as filling for these tacos, but it would also be a great addition to a colorful veggie bowl, quinoa filled burrito, or a hearty tomato sauce pasta. If you enjoy these lentils, you can prepare them for any dish. It’s a great basic lentil recipe for you to go to again and again.
Cooking dry lentils is also a great way to save some money and prep for a healthy week of cooking ahead. If you double or triple the batch, you can keep them in your refrigerator for a few days ready to be turned into an amazing meal.
Protein & Fiber Combo
These Lentil Tacos have many things going for them, they are delicious, easy to make, and very filling. As if that weren’t enough, they are packed with protein and fiber, which are two very sought after macronutrients. This combo makes them super filling and highly nutritious, especially with the addition of good fat like avocado and some greens like shredded romaine lettuce. These tacos have it all!
Have you ever tried lentils in your tacos? What’s your favorite way to cook lentils? Let us know in the comments!