Spiced Lentil Taco Salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 6

Lentils.org

Recipe by

Lentils.org

View All

Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    LENTILS:

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

    3/4 cup (175 mL) diced onion

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced garlic

    1/4 cup (60 mL) salsa

    1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder

    1 tsp (5 mL) cumin

    1 tsp (5 mL) coriander

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) oregano

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

    2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

    2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

    1 lime, juiced

    to taste, salt and pepper

    SALAD:

    1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

    2 avocados, seed removed and chopped

    1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheese

    1 cup (250 mL) diced cucumber

    8 radishes, thinly sliced

    DRESSING:

    1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream

    1 lime, juiced

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped cilantro

    pinch, salt

    1 cup (250 mL) salsa

    1 cup (250 mL) tortilla chips


Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in garlic, salsa, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper. Stir constantly for 2 minutes, then add 1 ½ cups (375 mL) cold water, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  2. Adjust heat to medium-high and add cooked lentils. Stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes, until most of the liquid is evaporated.
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide lettuce onto plates. Top with spiced lentils, chopped avocado, cheese, cucumber, and radishes.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Drizzle this over the salads and garnish with salsa, and tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups (425 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 550
  • Total Fat 27 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 59 g
  • Dietary Fibre 13 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Sodium 790 mg
  • Potassium 905 mg
  • Folate 324 mcg