Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Recipe Contributed By Uproot Kitchen

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Lentil Walnut Tacos

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes



  • 1 pound lentils, green, dried
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Lentil Walnut Tacos:

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, halve or pieces; raw, unsalted
  • 2 cups lentils, cooked
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tortillas, white or yellow corn
  • Fajita vegetables
  • avocado
  • garnish, cilantro, radishes, hot sauce, cilantro cashew cream, etc.



  • In a large pot, sort through green lentils for any hard debris or rocks.
  • Add 4 cups of water and 1 bay leaf and bring everything to a boil.
  • Cover the pot slightly, leaving the lid ajar, and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes. Lentils are ready when the water is fully absorbed and lentils are tender to the bite.

Lentil Walnut Tacos:

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spread walnuts onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until toasted and fragrant.
  • On a large cutting board, chop up walnuts and lentils to add more texture.
  • Add taco seasoning
  • Transfer the chopped lentils and walnuts to a bowl and add taco seasoning, lime juice and olive oil.
  • Warm corn tortillas and layer in the lentil walnut taco filling, fajita vegetables, avocado slices, cilantro cashew cream, and any other desired toppings.