Lentil Tacos

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Vegan Gluten-Free Plant-Based Lentil Tacos

Lentil Tacos

This vegan recipe is so good even the carnivores will be asking for more.


  • 1 cup dry lentils (rinsed)
  • taco seasoning (chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin)
  • 2 oz tomato sauce
  • lettuce
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • tortillas


  1. Cook lentils in a medium sauce pan with 2 cups of water.
  2. Cook them for 15 minutes or until they are soft.
  3. If there is still water in the pan drain them.
  4. Add taco seasoning to taste and the tomato sauce.
  5. Stir and enjoy.


The tacos can be made to each family members preference. My husband and I ate ours with lettuce, lentils, guacamole, and fresh salsa. If I had been making burritos or nachos I would have made a dairy free cheeze sauce and possibly added more beans.

Before switching to a plant based diet I made these with ground beef. The lentils were not noticeable and they really helped stretch the recipe. Tacos can be messy for little hands so this is how I made them for my toddler. Spreading beans on the taco shells help the lentils to stay where they belong.

Toddler Tacos

Toddler Tacos

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  1. Jacqueline A. says:

    This recipe looks so yummy! We are going to try it this week:)

  2. How much of each of the ingredients for the taco seasoning do you use? Thanks!

  3. It really depends on how spicy I want it. I don’t usually measure I just add it little by little until I get the flavor I want. You can start with 1/2 tsp onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and 1 tsp chili powder. Increase each by 1/2 tsp until you get the flavor you like. I’ll try to come up with a “recipe” and post it soon. :)

  4. This was SO good

  5. Pickle Mom says:

    This recipe has been our family fave for about a year now–everyone loves it–the hubs, and our 5, 3, and 1 year olds. I usually double the recipe here and use the leftovers as a snack throughout the week–we scoop it up with corn chips. I also turned it into a new dish as well. I prepare the lentils (always red in our house…my kids find them more appealing than green) as directed above. I add in corn and peas and serve on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. Feels great seeing the kids happily chowing down on lentils and veggies!

    • That is so cool! I’m thrilled to hear of a whole family enjoying lentils and veggies! GREAT JOB! They would probably like the Shepherd’s Pie as well. Check it out! I love lentils. I often pack them in my 4 year old’s lunch box with a little BBQ sauce. Lentils are so versatile! One of my favorite “go to” items!

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