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Easy Lentil and Avocado Tacos

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 servings 1x


These Easy Lentil and Avocado Tacos are quick and simple to make, full of fresh feel-good ingredients, and SO incredibly delicious!



Lentil Avocado Tacos Ingredients:

  • 1 batch zesty lentils (see below)
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 large handful fresh baby arugula
  • 1 cup roughly-chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • quarter of a small red onion, peeled and thinly-sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • (optional) 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • (optional) crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco

Zesty Lentils Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked black (beluga) or green (French) lentils
  • 2.5 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch of salt and black pepper


To Make The Tacos:

  1. Prepare the lentils as instructed below.  Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the avocado, arugula, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and serrano pepper (if using).  Toss gently until combined.
  3. Assemble the tacos by filling your tortillas with lentils, topped with the avocado mixture, then sprinkled with the crumbled cheese (if using).  Serve immediately.

To Make The Lentils:

  1. Rinse the lentils with water in a fine-mesh strainer, picking out and discarding any little stones that may have snuck in there.  Transfer the lentils to a medium saucepan, add the stock, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt and pepper, and stir to combine.  Cook over medium-high heat, until the mixture reaches a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender.  Drain, and set aside.