Spiced Lentil Tacos

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


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


  • 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


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


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Magnifico Meatless Tacos

Vanessa, the leader of the South Arm Community Kitchen was away on her visit to her homeland in HongKong. Minoo took over the kitchen for the week and she made this Magnifico Meatless Tacos. This is a vegetarian dish and the recipe was obtained from a Heart Smart group. It is rich in fiber and vitamins and complete with protein and calcium.


Kids will love this dish as they get to assemble the tacos themselves.



  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweet red or yellow pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato juice or salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • taco shells warmed in a microwave
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup salsa


Click on the link below for the instructions.


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