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Lentil Tacos – Level Up Dinner

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How about we make a deal? And no I don’t mean a Theresa May – Europe kind of deal. A real deal. A Lentil Tacos Deal, to be precise.

How about we promise to supply you with a recipe so awesome, so tasty, and so easy that you’ll want to make it all the time? Deal? You’re on.

And this lentil tacos recipe is the real deal. It’s a new favourite here and whenever we have spare tacos or lentils it gets made, instantly. Without discussion.

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We take our food seriously, and we know that food means different things to different people.

Take healthy food, for example. What exactly is that? Something with no sugar? Something with no trans fats? Something that’s rich in protein and fiber? All three?

It’s hard to say, and it depends on the individual situation – and moderation, of course.

Similarly, what is easy food? Or quick food? Something that takes thirty minutes? Twenty minutes? Five? It all depends on what you put in, and what you expect.

Back to the lentil tacos. These are the ultimate foods in terms of levelling up. You can follow this recipe to the letter and you’ll have one awesome meal waiting for you.

And if you want a health boost? A speed boost? We’ve got that covered, too.

Prep the lentils in a frying pan with onions and garlic #vegan #tortillas | hurrythefoodup.com

LENTIL TACOS – your food, your choice!

This recipe uses lentils (not surprising), tacos, (again, not surprising), salsa and seasoning as four of the key ingredients. These can all be bought in a store, and used ‘as is’. They’re quick, easy, and often taste great.

You’ve got a few minutes to spare? Then why not:

  • Make your own salsa? Cut down on sugar and salt. Takes five minutes – max.
  • Create your own seasoning that lasts for weeks and weeks – nail your favourite flavour, easily.
  • Cook up your own lentils instead of using store-bought tins. No preservatives, and you can even make in bulk using something like an instapot.
  • And finally – make your own tacos! It’s easy, fun and you know exactly what’s in them. Just hang them over a wire rack in the oven and you’ll have a perfect homemade taco.
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Tacos ready to munch #cheese #fajita | hurrythefoodup.com


These are all just options. Don’t want to do any more than the bare minimum? That’s totally fine. Just follow the base recipe and you’ll still have AMAZING lentil tacos.

Got someone to impress? Want to take it a step further? Choose one or all from the list above. It’s your food – enjoy it!

Goofy Dave munching on a taco #high-protein #salsa | hurrythefoodup.com
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Lentil Tacos

These veggie lentil tacos are our new go-to meal. SO TASTY and stacked with lentil protein and fiber, it’s time to take dinner up to the next level.
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings (6 tacos)
Calories 461kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 taco shells (store-bought or self-made)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 cup brown lentils, cooked (1 cup = 1 can 400g/14oz wet weight) (alternatively cook 100g dried lentils in veggie broth according to packet instructions)
  • 6 tbsp salsa (store-bought or self-made)
  • 2 tbsp fajita/burrito seasoning (store-bought or self-made)
  • 1 ½ cups mixed salad
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes


  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated (obviously not vegan)


  • Dice the onions and garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook on medium heat until soft.
  • Add the garlic and drained lentils and stir well.
  • Next, add the fajita seasoning and the water. Keep stirring it well.
  • In the meantime, put the taco shells or wraps in the oven. They’ll just need 2-3 minutes to cook, but check packet instructions.
  • Wash the salad and tomatoes, then slice the tomatoes.
  • Cook the lentils until the water has evaporated – this won’t take long.

To stack the taco:

  • Layer lentils along the bottom. Next is the optional cheese. Then comes the salsa followed by the salad and tomatoes. Enjoy!


Want more of the same? Sweet potato burritos are right this way. And they rock. As do these authentic tacos with a sweet mango sauce. Yum.
Please note that the nutritional is per filled taco, including cheese.
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Nutrition Facts
Lentil Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 664mg29%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1036IU21%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Dave

From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!

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