Lentil Taco “Meat”

This recipe uses all plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free ingredients to make delicious tacos, and a super versatile lentil taco “meat” that can be used in many different ways!


  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. of cayenne, garlic, red pepper, chili, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and cumin combined to make your own taco seasoning (often store bought taco seasonings will have added sugar, preservatives, or artificial flavors).
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1.  In a cooking pot combine water and lentils and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, and cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Once lentils are cooked through (you can taste test), drain out water and place into a saucepan. Heat on medium to toast the lentils for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure that they don’t burn.
  3. Place walnuts and spices into a food processor or blender, and do a very light pulse to slightly chop the walnuts. Then add in the toasted lentils. You may have to do this in batches. You should have close to an even amount of lentils and walnuts.

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