Lentil Tacos

Lentil Tacos

These are a regular in our house because I just love the way these lentils taste! Look for organic corn tortillas that are low in calories. Whole foods sells their 365 brand that have less than 50 calories per tortilla and the only ingredients are corn, water and lime. Or better yet, ditch the tortilla and pile the rest of the ingredients on top of a cup of fresh spinach for a nutrient-rich taco salad. You can drizzle the greek yogurt and salsa on top like salad dressing.

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 large onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 1 cup cooked green lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (e.g. kosher salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • fat-free Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream)
  • spinach (or other lettuce)
  • salsa (mild or spicy)


Instructions:

  1. Spray a pan with non-stick spray and heat over medium. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until translucent (3-5min).
  2. Add the cooked lentils, cumin, salt, garlic powder and pepper and stir. Using a potato masher or a wooden spoon mash up the lentils as they are heating up. You want them lumpy and broken open. Once the lentils are heated through remove from heat.
  3. Fill the corn tortilla with lentils, avocado, fat-free Greek yogurt, spinach and salsa. 


Special Diet:  Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Course:  Main Dish, Salad


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