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Mexican Vegan Tacos

Scrumptious lentil tacos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword lentil tacos, vegan tacos
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 188kcal


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 150 g (1 cup) dried lentils rinsed ( I used brown lentils)
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp smoked parika
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • 480-720 ml (2-3 cups) vegetable stock to your preference


  • shredded lettuce
  • cheese
  • coriander cilantro
  • lime
  • sour cream
  • salsa


  • Heat the oil in a large enough pot and soften the onion and garlic for about 5 mins.
  • Then add in all the remaining ingredients and mix well, bring to the boil and reduce to simmer until lentils are tender.
  • Keep an eye on the liquid and add some more stock if necessary.
  • Adjust seasoning and remove from heat.
  • Serve lentils with the tacos and a variety of toppings.


Mexican Lentils Tips

  • You can use green lentils, but you will need to cook them a little longer.
  • You need to make sure the lentils don't overcook and turn into a mushy mess.
  • Feel free to add a little bit more spices to your taste.

 Lentil Tacos Serving Suggestions

  • Homemade Corn Tortilla.
  • Cheese (vegan cheese if vegan)
  • Guacamole.
  • Sliced green onions
  • Mango salsa
  • Avocado sauce
  • Radishes
  • Grilled Corn
  • Tomato Salsa

Weight Watchers Points - Mexican Lentils only

A serving of these Vegan Mexican Lentils contains just 1 Freestyle SmartPoint.
To determine how many points are in the tacos, you will need to calculate additional points based on the toppings you use.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4.5mg