We tried out Lentil Tacos this week and really liked them. I was actually surprised how much we enjoyed eating them. The only complaint we had was that the lentils where still pretty hard. I ended up cooking them a lot longer than the recipes says and they still didn't get soft enough. We didn't want to wait any longer so we just ate them like that.
I halved the recipe and we used soft whole wheat tortillas because I'm more of a soft shell kind of girl. Also Addie loved eating the lentil mixture and rice, that makes this another healthy toddler food.
Now we have healthy and delicious alternatives to hamburgers and tacos. Try them out, let me know what your family thinks of them.
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup salsa
- 12 taco shells
- 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
- 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
- 6 tablespoons fat free sour cream
Stir in salsa. Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream.
Recipe from allrecipes.com
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