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Lentil Tacos

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July 17, 2015

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  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 40 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    40 Minutes

    1 Hour

  • Yields: 6


  1. In a large, shallow pan, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden around the edges. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, lentils, chili powder and cumin, along with 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add a little more water if it seems too dry. If it seems too wet, continue cooking until the excess moisture has been cooked off.
  3. Serve the lentils in taco shells, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, and sour cream for garnish.


canola or olive oil, for cooking

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1-14 oz (398 mL) can diced or stewed tomatoes

1 cup (250 mL) lentils

2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder

½ tsp (2 mL) cumin

dash salt and pepper

6 or more taco shells or soft flour tortillas

shredded cheese

shredded lettuce

chopped tomatoes

salsa or guacamole

sour cream


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 taco
Sodium860 mg
Potassium509 mg
Protein18 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sugar6 g
Total Fat13 g
Saturated Fat4.5 g
Total Carbohydrates51 g
Dietary Fiber8 g