Meatless Monday: Lentil Tacos

A few times I have attempted to create some kind of weekly post, like Friday Favorites. But, after a while I get tired of it and move on to something new. I'm not very good at keeping a routine (just ask the Nerd). 
So don't get too excited about the title "Meatless Monday" because I may or may not post meatless recipes on a regular basis :)
Nonetheless, here is a great recipe for your Meatless Monday. I really enjoyed the recipe; the lentils were flavorful and I didn't feel I was missing anything especially with the addition of the toppings.
 Aaron was neutral to the recipe. He said it was "good," but since he is a meat-lover it will never live up to the real thing.
Besides tasting great, the lentils make this dish very nutritious. You can read more about lentils here.

Lentil Tacos
adapted from allrecipes.com

1 teaspoon olive oil
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
2/3 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp taco seasoning, or to taste
1 2/3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
2/3 cup salsa
Taco shells or corn tortillas
Taco toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix lentils and taco seasoning into onion mixture; cook and stir for 1 minute.
Cover lentils with chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
Uncover and cook until mixture is slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Mash lentils slightly; stir in salsa.
Serve about 1/4 cup lentil mixture in each taco shell; top with lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, and sour cream.


  1. I'm going to have to try that dish! I love the idea of a 'meatless monday' theme, but I'm not very good at keeping up with themed posts either. And Ben is the same way--he'll eat my meatless dishes, but the meat version is always better in his eyes.

  2. Looks good! I need to start doing meatless monday!