Being married to a strict vegetarian keeps me super creative when it comes to meal planning. Creating healthy meals that not only taste amazing but that are also meat-free is definitely not as hard as one might think. Finding the right substitutions doesn't have to be overwhelming if you are simply trying new ingredients when cutting back on meat.
Lentils are a great pantry staple and can be used in countless vegetarian or vegan dishes when trying to go meat free. Filling, full of fiber and hearty, they are a great substitution for meat in these easy lentil tacos.
I used organic, canned lentils that I drained and washed and then lightly sautéed with garlic, onions and taco seasoning. Fill your taco full of these healthy legumes, and then top with any or all of your favorite taco garnishes.
Lentils replace the meat in these tacos. Sautéed with garlic, onions and taco seasoning, these lentils are served in crispy taco shells with fresh garnishes. This also makes a fantastic burrito filling or a meat substitute for a taco salad.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes
For the tacos
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