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Lentil Tacos

One of the reasons tacos are a favorite around our house is the endless possibilities of fresh veggies and toppings that can be added - olives, tomatoes, avocado, greens, caramelized onions and peppers are just a few of our must haves on taco night- making it super easy to eat the rainbow in one sitting. Spanish Pardina Lentils are called for in the recipe however any lentil would work well - canned lentils would cut your prep time in half, getting dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.

Lentil Tacos

This Recipe is :



4 large tacos



  • 1 large onion – cut in half & each half thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  •  1 1/2 cups cooked lentils/ (1) 15oz can
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 4 vegan soft tortillas (I used Trader Joe’s Jalapeno)


  • handful of greens
  • 1 tomato sliced or cubed


  1. Thinly slice each onion half – in a medium pan melt coconut butter over medium heat. Add onion slices, tossing to coat. Cook onions over medium – low heat stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or until onions begin to caramelize.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan add lentils through liquid smoke – simmer over medium/low heat for 10 minutes. Just prior to assembling tacos stir in salt & lime juice.
  3. To assemble tacos, create a base layer of greens in the tortilla, then add your tomatoes & top with lentils and caramelized onions.






Heather Poire, the creator, recipe developer & photographer behind the blog Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes has a passion for sharing with the world how tasty and amazing vegan food can be with an emphasis on supporting local farms & businesses. Heather's work and photography can be seen in VegNews Magazine, Take Stock Magazine, Chickpea Magazine in addition to several online publications



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8 Months Ago

Means add lentils and liquid smoke

9 Months Ago

These directions are pretty much f\'d up! Can someone fix this? Is there anyone that reads the comments other then other commentators? There is no mention of when to put in spices, no idea what add lentils through liquid smoke means and how do you simmer the cooked lentils with just a 1/2 tsp of liquid? Last time I checked one needed more liquid to simmer am I wrong?

03 Mar 2015

It means to add the lentils through to the liquid smoke in the ingredient list. So lentils, tomato paste, paprika, chipotle seasoning, and liquid smoke.

9 Months Ago

Exactly what does add lentils through liquid smoke mean???

03 Mar 2015

See answer above. :)

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