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*Lentil Tacos

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Makes: 1 servings adjust
Testing some Meatless Monday recipes? This one is a great alternative to popular beef tacos.



  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

Step 1

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender.


  • 1 cup Dried Lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 12 cups Chicken Broth

Step 2

Add the lentils and spices; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender (depending on the lentils you use, this could take longer - some may choose to soak their lentils in water for a few hours before making this recipe. I used red lentils and the time was fine for me). Uncover and cook for a few more minutes until the mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly.


  • Guacamole, optional
  • Plain Greek Yogurt, optional
  • Cheese, optional
  • Salsa, optional
  • Taco Shells, optional
  • whole wheat tortillas, optional
  • Tomato, chopped, optional
  • Lettuce, optional

Step 3

Serve on bed of lettuce for taco salad, wrapped into a tortilla or on taco shells with toppings as desired.
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