Sunday, March 20, 2011

Delicious Lentil Tacos

These are healthy and delicious.  They are also allergy friendly.  
Gluten free.  Vegetarian option.  Dairy free option. 
You can substitute vegetable broth to make them vegetarian.
You can omit the cheese to make them dairy free. 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2½ cups chicken broth
1 cup salsa
Canola oil
Corn tortillas
1 medium tomato, chopped
Green onions
Shredded cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and sauté until tender.  Stir in garlic.  Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin, and oregano, and simmer for 1 minute.  Pour in broth, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.  Uncover and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  

When lentils are ready, mash slightly, and stir in salsa.

Meanwhile, in a medium sized skillet, add about 1/4 cup oil and heat over medium-high heat.  Fry the tortillas until crispy.  If oil smokes, it is too hot.  Drain shells on a paper towel. 

Spoon lentils into taco shells, and serve with toppings.


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  2. Hi there! I see that you are now following my blog, thank you! I thought I'd come and check you out and I am enjoying reading some of your recipes.

    My niece who is about two loves lentils. I myself am not crazy about them but I think my sister might like this recipe. I will send it to her to enjoy!

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  3. Love that you posted a gluten free recipe on here...My daughter and I are both celiacs-I haven't had a bit of gluten for 3 years~Life is good!

  4. I have to cook a gluten-free meal for some folks from church who just had a baby-- maybe I'll go buy some corn tortillas, and give this recipe a try tomorrow. I've got a lot of lentils in my pantry.

  5. I love tacos and would have never thought of using lentils! How yummy! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment...I am so glad you were able to take advantage of the e.l.f. free shipping code! Woo Hoo!!! :)

    Liesl :)

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