Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lentil Tacos

So we moved.  To a house.  Yippee!In doing so I discovered a ton of random bags of beans.  We don't use them on a regular basis and I don't know where to put them.  So I'm trying to eat them.  Doing so led me to this recipe which turned out really good.  I'll be making it again.  Make sure, however, that you add the salsa.  It makes a world of delicious difference.  As alwasy, this recipe is from

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 12 taco shells
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons fat free sour cream


  1. In a large nonstick 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. Mash lentils slightly.
  2. Stir in salsa. Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream.


ANudge said...

Yumm! I love lentils. Thanks for the recipe. Once I'm cooking again, I"ll try it.

ANudge said...

These were good, but we added the salsa when we were assembling the tacos and we used soft corn tortillas instead of the shells. Oh yes, we added avocado, too.

mail4rosey said...

This sounds really good, and congratulations on your move!

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