Recipe: Vegan Lentil Tacos
Lentils make a fantastic substitute for the traditional beef that usually goes into tacos. They also pack a nutritional punch!
High in both protein and fiber, lentils are also an excellent source of folate, manganese, and Vitamin B6- all needed to support several of your body’s vital functions such as cell growth, metabolism, red blood cell creation, and brain and other organ functions.
Lentils are a member of the legume family, and come in many varieties - red, brown, black, and green. They are relatively quick and easy to prepare and can be substituted for meats in many recipes.
Here’s one of my favorites!
1 cup dried, brown lentils
1 (8-ounce) can of tomato sauce
1 packet taco seasoning mix (vegan)
Shredded romaine lettuce
Chopped, fresh tomatoes
Soy sour cream (optional)
Soak the lentils in a large bowl until soft, about one hour.
Transfer to a saucepan and mix with tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
Add about ¼ cup of water. Simmer on low until heated through.
Heat the tortillas in a frying pan over low heat.
Spoon mixture into tortillas.
Top with things like sour cream, salsa, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
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