Lentil Tacos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 4
Lentil Tacos
Health Rating


2 tbsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper
2 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Garlic (crushed)
1 tsp Oregano, dried
1/4 tsp Sea salt
2 tbsp Paprika
1 cup Lentils, raw (rinsed)
3 1/2 cup Water
1/2 large Yellow onion (diced)
1 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve


1. Place olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.

2. Sauté the garlic and onion until soft and translucent.


3. Add lentils and seasonings, and stir well. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and occasionally stir for 25-30 minutes, until lentils are tender and slightly soft (all of the water should be absorbed, and should not be mushy).

4. Stir in the salsa and heat for another 3-4 minutes.

5. Serve over a bed of lettuce for a taco salad or with whole grain tortillas.




are a great source of plant-based protein and are very high in fiber and are a great source of iron (Fe)!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 271
Calories from fat 49
Calories from saturated fat 7.1
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 650 mg
Potassium 862 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
Sugars 5.0 g
Protein 15.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.0

Energy sources