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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 cha cha cha!

Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce | Letty's Kitchen

I’m always amazed at how what looks like a huge pile of greens wilts into a spicy, tangy, sweetly bitter tumble. For that wilty flavor reason, leafy greens inspire a whole lot of meals in this kitchen. Right now we’re hanging out in Baja Mexico, and garden-fresh wilted greens tucked into griddle-warm corn tortillas are looking muy bien.

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Some like it hot, some not so much. How much picante heat, cautious or fiery, is up to you. There’s cautious heat in all three components, sauce, lentils, and the spicy greens. 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 | Letty's Kitchen

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

You’ll want t0 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.

Spicy Greens and Lentil Tacos with Guacamole Sauce vegan

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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