Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lentil Tacos!

I have had a life-long love affair with tacos; it's the only thing I can remember loving as a meat eater.  I've tried a lot of different ways to make vegetarian tacos and most have turned out okay but today I think I have officially perfected it!  The only thing is that this was not nearly enough for our family.  Everyone wanted seconds (and thirds) but only 1 person was able to do that....and that someone ate it in the pantry so nobody would know ;)  I served the tacos with leftover tomato soup and some raw broccoli and carrots.

Lentil Tacos

3 cups cooked lentils
2 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper

*Place half of the lentils in a food processor and pulse several times with 1 tbsp olive oil
*Saute onion, garlic and ginger in remaining olive oil until soft.
*Add both whole lentils and pureed lentils along with spices and tomato paste and cook for 8-10 minutes on low.
*Warm taco shells in oven at 350 for 5 minutes.
*Spoon lentils and whatever toppings you like into shells and enjoy!


  1. wow! you either found a different recipe or got very creative with the seasonings! look good :)

  2. Definitely not the same recipe! I just added all the taco-y type spices :)