Tasty Lentil Tacos - Printer Friendly
This fun taco dish is both healthy and delicious. It will be a hit with the entire family! Serve with your favorite taco fillings, such as sour cream, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and Cheddar cheese.
This vegan version of classic tacos uses lentils instead of ground beef, along with other flavors so good you'll never miss the meat!
Fantastic. We have been experimenting lately with new recipes - not really being vegetarian, but making an effort to increase our consumption of alternative proteins and vegetables. Being somewhat more traditional eaters, we aren't ready to go straight for the tofu or eat completely different types of foods. I have had so much fun making traditional foods with alternative ingredients. This recipe is PERFECT for that! I actually turned it into taco salad instead of tacos, but it's the same idea. Great texture (better than ground beef, I think) - not at all mushy. The lentils both bind to AND separate from one another like ground beef, making this a better taco "meat" than beans. The flavor is fantastic. I took the leftovers to work, and several people commented on how wonderful it smelled. Conclusion: SO GOOD that even meat and potatoes eaters won't be fazed by the absense of meat.
I was very skeptical cuz I'm a meat eater but these are absolutely fantastic! I tripled the recipe in order to use up a whole bag of lentils. They cooked perfectly & were a big hit with us, even my picky son who chose to eat these over regular taco meat at our taco bar. Thank you!
This is a great idea. I used the lentils on a tostada, w/ lettuce tomatoes, cheese and a chpotle crema (just stir in the adobo from a can of chipotles in sour cream) Very good.