One pot easy green lentil taco “meat”. Vegan. GF

Happy Taco Tuesday sweet people! This is a really quick and easy recipe I created a few weeks ago & forgot to share. It’s really easy to use freshly cooked lentils, leftovers or canned! In our pursuit to remove as much processed foods from our diet, these are a perfect protein option for your taco bar! I also use in my salads too. Okay, let’s get started!

2 cups of cooked green lentils (leftovers, freshly cooked or canned – drained)
1 tbl of avocado or olive oil
4-5 spring onions, washed and diced
5-6 garlic cloves
1 tbl smoked paprika
1 tbl ground cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
2 tbl liquid aminos
1 tbl of liquid smoke


Cook your lentils according to package instructions or if using canned, drain completely.

Into a sauté pan, add your cooking oil over medium heat carefully. Add your onions and garlic. Stirring often, cook for 4-6 minutes. Then proceed to add your spices and liquids. Finally add lentils. Stir well to blend. Taste and adjust spices, adding additional as your preference dictates. Serve immediately or remove from the heat. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

I add these to my taco bar as a meat substitute.
Add to salads as a protein
Atop of nachos.
In chili or enchiladas. Limitless ideas!



— Knead to Cook

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