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Lentil Tacos with Spicy Greens (vegan)

Lentil tacos with spicy greens–these vegan tacos take simple ingredients and spice them with just the right amount of heat. Sauce with a simple avocado lime crema for an incredible meatless meal!Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce 4 on a plate with condiments in colorful bowls

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There’s cautious heat in all three components, the sauce, lentils, and spicy greens–by cautious I mean not too spicy. How much picante heat you give your tacos is up to you. If you like picante as much as my Robbie, add more jalapeño chiles to either the wilted greens, the rustic lentils, or both. Same with the guacamole crema, first taste and then decide if you want cautious or fiery heat.

ingredients for Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

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 at the table how much of what goes in their taco–build your owns.

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

The avocado crema is super easy to make in the blender with avocado, lime, fresh green chile and salt. After you taste the avocado sauce with the greens  you’ll then want to make my avocado sauce with chickpeas and chard.

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

About the lentils and greens in these tacos:

  • 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.
  • Even though I know it will happen, I’m always surprised at how a seemingly huge pile of greens wilts into a much smaller sweetly bitter tumble.  So even though it seems like way too many greens for 8 tacos, trust me on the amount.

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Nutrition Facts
Lentil Tacos with Spicy Greens and 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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