Vegan Lentil Tacos

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan

These easy-to-make vegan tacos are a great option for weeknight dinners. The mashed lentils make an excellent base and the spices give them an awesome kick. This recipe makes enough to fill approximately 10 small tortillas.



For the Lentil Taco Filling

  • 2 19 oz cans of cooked lentils, well rinsed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the Taco Toppings

  • 1 diced green peppers
  • 1/2 cup packed chopped cilantro
  • 1 chopped avocado
  • 4 grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • small corn or wheat tortillas


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils and spices.
  4. Cook until completely heated while mashing with a large spoon. Continue cooking while you prepare the toppings.
  5. Prepare the green peppers, carrots, cilantro, avocado and salsa.
  6. Remove the mashed lentils from heat and place in a bowl.
  7. Set out the tortillas, begin by filling them with the lentil mixture and then add your toppings and enjoy.

Keywords: vegan tacos, lentil tacos, easy, healthy, weeknight, family, kid-friendly, vegetarian