Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lentil And Walnut Lettuce Tacos

This is one of those dishes that you are going to want to write down, or at least pin to a favorite Pinterest board for future reference. It's super tasty, the texture is amazing..... and, trust me, you won't miss your "usual" taco filling at all. 
If you are looking for an inexpensive, healthy meal that only takes about 15 minutes to make then look no further. I put it in a lettuce "shell" but you could put it in a regular taco shell too! 
It is also easy to customize - make it spicier, crunchier, use whatever topping you like! 

Lentil and Walnut Lettuce Tacos 

1 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (540 ml) cans lentils
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
sprinkle cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup tomato sauce

Iceberg or Romaine lettuce leaves

Drizzle oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When it is hot, add onions and cook until translucent. Add in garlic and cook another minute. Add in remaining ingredients except for tomato sauce. Cook and stir gently for about 5 or so minutes, until heated through and dries up a little. 
Stir in the tomato sauce and cook another 2 or 3 minutes. 
Remove from heat and serve.

I love mine as lettuce tacos.(But you could use regular tacos or even on a bun for a "sloppy Joe" type sandwich!) 

Then you just throw on your favorite toppings! I did a little more onion, tomatoes, and cheese. 

So much healthiness and tastiness going on..... it's a beautiful thing.  

Try it on your next Meatless Monday or just for something different. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already!  FYI - This goes quite a long way. This amount of filling probably does a head and a half to 2 heads of lettuce tacos. 

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