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.
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Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword: lentils, Mexican food, tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 402kcal
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or other high-oleic vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 small avocados or 2 medium to large avocados
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8-12 crunchy taco shells
  • Optional for serving: Chopped lettuce, chopped tomato, cilantro, hot sauce

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add oil and 1/2 of the chopped onion {~ 1/2 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. Omit feta cheese for a vegan option.
  3. 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

Serving: 2-3 tacos | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g