Lentil Tacos


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.5
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,140.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

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Submitted by: DINEEN17


Tastes just as good the next day. Tastes just as good the next day.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup finely chopped onion
    1 garlic clove, minced (I use 1/2 tsp. ready-minced)
    1 teaspoon canola oil
    1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
    1 Tbs. chili powder
    2 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    2-1/2 cups chicken broth (or beef or vegetabl broth) (I use one can Swanson's reduced-sodium beef broth)
    1 cup salsa (I use chi-chi's medium)
    12 hard taco shells


In a large non-stick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in salsa.

(heat up your taco shells while doing the last part of the above)

Spoon about 1/4 cup into each taco shell and top with your favorite taco fixin's.

Makes 4 servings of 3 tacos each

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DINEEN17.


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  • I have made this recipe for a few years and was delighted to find it on Sparkrecipes so I could easily add it to my food tracker. This is our favorite way to eat lentils, whether we put it in a soft taco or serve it with rice. It's whats for dinner tonight! - 6/5/13

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  • Very good! I made this tonight, but put it in burritos. I am not sure if this recipe nutrition includes the taco shells or not? But it was great! - 1/16/13

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  • Loved it! Very yummy. I pureed a bit. Added cayenne. Left out oregano. Put more chili powder and cumin in. Delicious!!! - 11/24/10

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  • It isn't very spicy so I doubled the chili powder and garlic. It was good but not great. - 8/16/10

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  • made this tonight and it was unbelievably good! used taco seasoning instead of the spices, and topped it off with some fat-free sour cream. - 7/29/10

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  • Very good! I pureed slightly and added some taco seasoning to make it taste more like "taco meat" and the kids gobbled it up! - 6/24/10

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have to watch sodium so I only used 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of water. I used fresh tomatoes in place of salsa and than added fresh shredded cabbage and diced bermuda onions and it made it "friendly" for my restrictions. Really good. - 4/6/10

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  • I make a ton of new recipes and we thought these were awesome! I made them as suggested, didn't change a thing, and wouldn't! - 2/25/10

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  • I have used this recipe for a couple of years now and it is incredible. I use water instead of chicken broth for an easy vegetarian meal. - 12/28/09

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