Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lentil Tacos

I have seen a few recipes for lentil tacos and couldn't wait to try it. I have to say that I was very surprised! They were awesome. Here is a quote from Victoria, my 8 year old: They taste like very good quesadillas...They were very GOOD! I can't wait to eat them again!" (Sorry no picture...we ate them too quickly)
I got this from http://www.allrecipes.com/ under "Tasty Lentil Tacos." Here is a picture from the website (really just looks like taco meat) This might be a great recipe for your Meat-Eating Guests when they come to visit:


1 C. finely chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

1 t. olive oil

1 C. dried lentils, rinsed

1 T. chili powder

2 t. ground cumin

1 t. dried oregano

3 C. chicken broth or veggie broth

1 C. frozen organic corn

chopped cilantro


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 and bring to a boil. Reduc heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

2. Uncover, cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. Stir in corn and cilantro.

We served ours in sprouted wheat tortillas (found in the frozen section at the health food store) with avocado, lettuce, real sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese! YUM! (If David was home, I would have made him make salsa...but he is teaching Scouts how to swim better tonight. Oh well...he missed out!)
The lentils will be AWESOME tomorrow cold on a salad! Can't wait for lunch :)

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