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Lentil Tacos

Lentil tacos have less fat and more fiber than ground beef tacos and are just as flavorful and filling! Recipe source: Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: 8
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  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 8 ounces reduced fat Sour Cream
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups dry Brown Lentils
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 1 large Avocado, diced
  1. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pot, then add the lentils. Allow the pot to come back up to a boil, turn the heat to low, and place a lid on top. Simmer for 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion.  Sauté for about 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add lentils and taco seasoning. Cook for about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Toast tortillas in a medium skillet if desired.
  4. Top tortillas with lentils, tomato, avocado and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 taco % Daily Value
Calories 340
Fat 12 g 15%
Saturated Fat 3 g 17%
Cholesterol 12 mg 4%
Sodium 443 mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 45 g 16%
Fiber 18 g 64%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 15 g 30%


Ingredient Nutrition Info

Cooked lentils are rich in folate and iron.

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium.

Avocados are a rich source of several B vitamins.

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