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Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce (vegan)

Mexican food made with simple, flavorful ingredients—spicy greens and lentil tacos with guacamole sauce. Take a bite out of one of these meatless vegan tacos, and you’ll be dancing the salsa!

Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce 4 on a plate with condiments in colorful bowls Right now we’re hanging out in Baja Mexico, and garden-fresh wilted greens tucked into griddle-warm corn tortillas are on rotation. I’m always amazed at how what looks like a huge pile of greens wilts into a much smaller sweetly bitter tumble.  For that wilty flavor reason, leafy greens inspire a whole lot of meals, not just tacos,  in this kitchen.

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How much picante heat you give your tacos, cautious or fiery, is up to you. Some like it hot, some not so much. There’s cautious heat in all three components, sauce, lentils, and the spicy greens–by cautious I mean not too spicy. If you like picante as much as my Robbie, add more jalapeño chiles. If there’s ample heat in both the greens and sauce, maybe keep the seasoned lentils fairly mild. You taste, then decide…

ingredients for Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

You’ll want make the sauce and cut the cabbage and jicama first, so that as soon as the lentils and greens are done and ready, all you need to do is warm the tortillas. Let everyone decide how much of what goes in their taco–build your owns.

For these spicy greens and lentil tacos with guacamole sauce, you can prep everything but the tortillas ahead. The sprightly green avocado sauce comes together quickly in the blender, and the acidic lime keeps the green from turning brown, even overnight.

Greens and Lentil Tacos on a plate, with Guacamole Sauce and jicama and cabbage on the side.

Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce recipe notes:

  • Lentils for the win! Last week I gave you a hearty black and red lentil beer soup recipe. Now rustic green lentils are going into mouthwatering tacos! Whether they’re black, red, brown, or green lentils are quick to cook, making lentils an easy vegetarian protein choice for dinner.
  • Lentils are also known as pulses. Nutritional giants, they’re good for your heart, pack vitamin punch, and are fabulous protein options for meatless eating.
  • As they cook, the powerhouse pulses readily absorb a variety of flavors, like the chiles in this lentil taco recipe.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce.
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 8.9mg11%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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