Spiced Lentil Tacos


The main course for the Mexican theme prepared by Michelle for the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen was Spiced Lentil Tacos.

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Michelle shared with us that even his meat lover husband enjoys this. Lentil is a great protein substitute and is high in fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
To serve:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 8 taco shells or soft tortillas
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce (spin/pat dry)
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat (2%) cheddar

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P/S: Missing from the photo: brown lentils, vegetable broth, olive oil, onion, garlic, homemade taco seasoning. I accidentally deleted one of the photo of the ingredients.
Source: this recipe is adapted from epicurious.com


Instructions

Spiced-Lentil-Tacos-02Cook the lentils in vegetable broth for 25 to 30 minutes until tender.

Strain lentils and mash with a wooden spoon.

Spiced-Lentil-Tacos-03Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic and salt until onion begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
Spiced-Lentil-Tacos-06Combine mash lentils and taco seasoning to the onion mixture. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
Spiced-Lentil-Tacos-10Wrap the tortillas in aluminium foil and warm up in the oven.
Spiced-Lentil-Tacos-13-300x200Spoon 1/4 cup lentil mixture onto each tortilla. Top with 2 heaping teaspoons sour cream, lettuce, tomato and cheese.

Roll up and enjoy.

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