Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole | Meatless Monday

I promise you won’t miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style w/ all the fixins’ for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour!

I promise you won't miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style w/ all the fixins' for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour! | Vegetarian & gluten-free.I was SO hoping for leftovers of these Crunchy Lentil Tacos.

But my family disappointed me, and gobbled them all up.

Not one. little. speck. of lentil taco “meat” or feta guacamole left.

Not even a nibble for a mouse.

They were that good.

These Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole are absolutely delicious & super healthy too-perfect for Meatless Monday! | Recipe is vegetarian & gluten free.And you know what was even better than the fact that SiSi, my 14 yo “on again, off again vegetarian” daughter, Big Tex, my 12 yo “meat lovin” Texas boy, and Mr. Spicy, the other meat lovin’ male in my life inhaled these super duper healthy lentil tacos without a single, solitary complaint?

They are SO easy to make!

Especially when you use my favorite “Ready-to-Eat” Steamed Lentils from Trader Joe’s, and Crunchy Corn Taco Shells from Garden of Eatin’~Bought with my first purchase from Thrive Market-have you shopped with them yet??

So, next time you’re wondering what to make for Meatless Monday {or if you’ve already exhausted this list}, whip up a batch of these super yummy Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole with all the fixins’.

Just don’t expect there to be any leftovers!

SO easy, healthy, and delicious! Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole | Meatless Monday

Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole
 
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I promise you won't miss the meat with these AMAZING Crunchy Lentil Tacos with Avocado Feta Guacamole. Serve them Taco Bar Style with all the fixins' for a Meatless Monday meal EVERYONE will devour!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or other high-oleic vegetable oil
  • 2½ cups pre-cooked lentils {i.e. Trader Joe's Ready-to-Eat Steamed Lentils}
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped, and divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 small avocados or 2 medium to large avocados
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8-12 crunchy taco shells {i.e. Garden of Eatin'}
  • Optional, for serving: Chopped lettuce, chopped tomato, cilantro, hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add oil and ½ of the chopped onion {~ ½ cup} to the pan, stirring until onion is softened, ~ 2 minutes. Add cooked lentils to the pan and stir, then add cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and water to lentil/onion mixture, and stir well to combine. Turn heat down to low to simmer while preparing the avocado feta guacamole.
  2. Remove skin and pit from avocados and place them in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mash avocados with a fork, then add remaining chopped onion and feta cheese, stirring well to combine.
  3. Spoon lentil "meat" mixture in to a serving bowl, and place it on the table along with the taco shells, avocado feta guacamole, and desired taco fixins' so everyone can serve themselves "Taco Bar Style".
Notes
Packed with protein, fiber, and calcium, these Crunchy Lentil Tacos are also a fabulous source of plant based iron, supplying 36% of your recommended daily intake in 3 tacos. The nutrition information provided is for 2 or 3 tacos per serving, depending upon how hungry you are. 2 tacos are actually quite filling, but if you're extra hungry, by all means, have 3. Add a side of fresh fruit, and you have a complete meal!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-3 tacos Calories: 402-603 Fat: 20-30 grams Carbohydrates: 35-52 grams Sugar: 5-7 grams Fiber: 12-18 grams Protein: 14-21 grams

You won't miss the meat w/ these AMAZINGLY delicious and super healthy Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole. My 12 yo son polished off 4 tacos in one sitting-they are THAT good!Craving more lentils? You’ll love these SUPER easy, and healthy lentil recipes!

Packed with plant-based protein and fiber, this lovely Lentil Salad with Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Almonds, and Lemon Vinaigrette is a light,, yet deliciously filling lunch!Packed with plant-based protein and fiber, this lovely Lentil Salad with Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Almonds, and Lemon Vinaigrette is a light, yet deliciously filling salad for dinner or lunch! {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Healthy, delicious, and made with only 3 ingredients, this Quick and Easy Lentil Feta Bruschetta is my "go-to" dish for holiday entertaining!Healthy, delicious, and made with only 3 ingredients, this Quick and Easy Lentil Feta Bruschetta is my “go-to” dish for easy entertaining!

And, because I’m really feeling the lentil love today, here are 10+ MORE  vegetarian lentil recipes to enjoy on Meatless Monday, or any day of the week!

  1. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie w/ Mashed Cauliflower ~ The Foodie Dietitian
  2. Golden Mango & Quinoa Salad with Lentils, Shaved Coconut & Crispy Cumin-Shallots ~ Food to Glow
  3. 20 Healthy Lentil Recipe + The International Year of Pulses ~ The Meal Makeover Moms
  4. Lentil Macaroni & Cheese ~ The Lean Green Bean {Make this with your favorite gluten-free pasta for a GF version}
  5. Gluten Free Cranberry Maple Lentil Loaf ~ Cotter Crunch
  6. Slow Cooker Greek Lentil Soup ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living
  7. M’Juddarah-Lentils & Rice w/ Caramelized Onions ~ The Lemon Bowl
  8. Vegan Madras Curry ~ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
  9. Lentil & Chickpea Salad w/ Feta & Tahini ~ Prevention RD
  10. Harissa Carrots & Fennel w/ Lentils ~ My New Roots

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Are you lovin’ lentils too? What’s the last dish you made that EVERYONE loved??

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Comments

  1. Yum! I knew you were up to something fantastic with your photo shoot last Monday! It’s a good thing I’m going to the store this afternoon! I have pounds of lentils but need the other fixins’, so avocados and taco shells, here I come!

  2. Yes, I love lentils, too! The tacos sound wonderful!

  3. I think you know how much I love lentils and I’m so excited to try your lentil tacos. Not to mention that feta guacamole! No surprise there were no leftovers (although don’t you hate that?! I love leftovers!).

  4. When I first saw these tacos I totally thought they were made with ground beef! Love that they are lentils instead! I always do veggie tacos, usually with pinto beans but I will try them this way now! oh I want tacos so bad right now, haha

  5. These look great! I have a monster size bag of lentils in my pantry that I need to use – definitely will be saving this recipe!

  6. What a good idea to use lentils in tacos! Trying!!

  7. Yum! These look amazing! I’m always looking for good lentil recipes and this one looks like a winner!

  8. Terrific recipe! I just used lentils for the first time (my theRecipeRedux new ingredient this month). I love that they are so easy to prepare and yummy in my soup! I need to try them in tacos. Yours look divine!

  9. Fresh and delicious looking, and the lentils sound like a perfect meat replacement. All in all, I’m not surprised that your family cleaned their plates!

  10. My mom is coming over for her birthday dinner and I was going to make my Sloppy Joe Tacos and just put some beans aside for her as she’s vegetarian but I’m totally going to make this version instead!

  11. This is the second lentil recipe I have stumbled across tonight and I couldn’t be more excited about eating more lentils! Beautiful photos 🙂

  12. This look so flipping good! Will add to my lentil recipe box. 🙂

  13. Holy guacamole, this looks good. No, scratch that – fantastic! We have lentils probably twice a week. This is definitely going in the must make asap pile. Pinning and sharing 🙂 PS thanks for linking to my golden oldie x

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