Crunchy Lentil Tacos


These crunchy tacos have a mediteranian flair with avocado-feta guacamole and seasoned lentils as their base. Serve them “taco bar style” as this recipe’s creator, EA Stewart of Spicy RD Nutrition puts it, and let the whole family dig in!

Serves 4-6

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ cups pre-cooked lentils
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped, and divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 small avocados or 2 medium to large avocados
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8-12 crunchy taco shells
  • Optional, for serving: Chopped lettuce, chopped tomato, cilantro, hot sauce

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add oil and ½ of the chopped onion {~ ½ cup} to the pan, stirring until onion is softened, ~ 2 minutes. Add cooked lentils to the pan and stir, then add cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water to lentil/onion mixture, and stir well to combine. Turn heat down to low to simmer while preparing the avocado feta guacamole.

Remove skin and pit from avocados and place them in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mash avocados with a fork, then add remaining chopped onion and feta cheese, stirring well to combine.

Spoon lentil “meat” mixture in to a serving bowl, and place it on the table along with the taco shells, avocado feta guacamole, and desired taco fixins’ so everyone can serve themselves “Taco Bar Style”.

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Nutrition Information

Crunchy Lentil Tacos

Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  590

Calories from Fat:  286

Total Fat:  32g

Saturated Fat:  11g

Cholesterol:  13mg

Sodium:  552mg

Potassium:  670mg

Carbohydrates:  63mg

Dietary Fiber:  14g

Protein:  16g

Sugars:  2g

Vitamin A:  7%

Vitamin C:  15%

Calcium:  11%

Iron:  23%

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