6-Ingredient Easy Lentil Tacos
1 cup dry lentils or 2 cups cooked lentils
Nonstick olive oil spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped peppers (a mixture of bell peppers and jalapeño if more heat is desired)
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
8 six-inch high fiber tortillas or lettuce leaves
Prepare lentils according to package directions or use pre-packaged steamed lentils (like those from Trader Joe’s).
Add onions, garlic and peppers to a large sauté pan lightly coated with olive oil over medium heat. Saute for about 3-5 minutes or until onions begin to soften.
When the onions have softened, add tomatoes, 2 cups cooked lentils and spices. Continue to saute over medium heat for another 3-5 minutes, until spices are evenly distributed throughout the lentil mixture.
To assemble tacos: Heat tortillas on a dry pan for about a minute on each side. Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup lentil taco meat and dress with desired toppings — avocado, salsa, cilantro, etc. Alternatively you can use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe source: citnutritionally.com