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Mushroom & Lentil Tacos with Garlic Avocado Cream

30 min


A hearty, flavourful taco recipe filled with meaty mushrooms and lentils. Although this is perfect as a taco, it's also great as a filling for on-the-go burritos.


(3 tacos per serving)


30 min


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Taco filling

  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, sliced
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 12 oz (350 g)
    button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp (4 g)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (360 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Avocado cream

  • 1
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp

Taco assembly

  • 9
    small soft tortillas
  • 1 cup (70 g)
    shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup (150 g)
    cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4
    small raw radishes, sliced (optional)

Optional garnishes

  • fresh cilantro
  • lime slice


  1. To a large pan on medium-high heat, add the oil and onion. Sauté until the onions turn golden, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and all the spices to the pan and cook for about 8 minutes. Add a small splash of water if needed to prevent the spices from burning, but note the mushrooms will also start to release their own liquid after a minute.
  4. Add the lentils and chipotle sauce, stir and cook until everything is heated through.
  5. Prepare the avocado cream by adding all the ingredients to a small food processor and blending on high until smooth. Alternatively, mash the ingredients in a bowl for a chunkier sauce.
  6. Serve the mushroom lentil filling on the wraps and top with cabbage, juicy tomatoes, and crisp radish. Dollop on the avocado cream and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!


  • The chipotle sauce we use is a blend of chipotle peppers with water, vinegar, and spices. It's a deep red-coloured sauce. Some chipotle sauces are mayo-based. We do not recommend using that version in this recipe.


  • Store the filling separately from the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. The filling can be stored for up to 3 days, and the sauce for up to 1 day.

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Grains & Starches 15%

small soft tortilla

Proteins 16%

cooked brown lentils

unsweetened soy milk

Fruits & Veggies 69%

medium onion

clove garlic

button mushrooms



clove garlic

shredded red cabbage

cherry tomato

small raw radish


unsweetened soy milk


vegetable oil


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barbs - July 1, 2024, 5:12 p.m.

This is a party hit! I really recommend it for vegans and non vegans. Everyone loved it and people asked for recipe

Rob - May 12, 2024, 1:33 p.m.

This is so good! Super easy but so tasty and cooking the mushrooms down gives such a good texture. I really liked the freshness the radishes give on this too, definitely worth grabbing a bag. I used the Cholula chipotle sauce which worked as a good substitute. I really need to keep trying new recipes here as I have been so lazy recently and sticking to my favourites 😂 This one has made the list though!

PUL Team - May 13, 2024, 2:35 a.m.

Aww thanks for welcoming this recipe into your rotation, Rob, we're glad it was a success!

danny greene - April 30, 2024, 2:47 a.m.

Great recipe. I used cashew cream instead of soy milk in the crema which I think is an improvement. Also this barely made 6 tacos, definitely not 9. Good for 2 people but I was left wanting more so next time I’ll double it.

PUL Team - April 30, 2024, 3:43 a.m.

Hey Danny, we're glad the recipe was enjoyed and thanks for sharing your experience with the tacos!

Julie Leary - March 14, 2024, 8:37 p.m.

This was very good. I had it on a salad the next day with spinach and arugula and other veggies - delish.

Charissa - Feb. 24, 2024, 6:25 p.m.

Oooeeeh this is so good!!! 🤤😋

Kathy Gaskins - Jan. 25, 2024, 1 a.m.

Definitely going to make these! 😋

Ajit K - Jan. 18, 2024, 11:01 p.m.

This recipe is delicious and easy to make. The avocado dressing is finger-licking. Perfect for weeknight dinners

Diane - Dec. 16, 2023, 2:22 a.m.

This filling is dang delicious, I made it tonight and used it in a roasted squash (kind of stuffed it). Topped it with the avocado cream and wowzers, what a fabulous meal. This is company worthy. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe!

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2023, 7:23 a.m.

Yayy so happy to hear, Diane! Stuffed roasted squash sounds delightful too 😃

Marta Chrapek - Nov. 19, 2023, 8:25 p.m.

I also use the filling for quesadilas!
Great recipe

Lieke - Nov. 9, 2023, 7:57 p.m.

Yes 🙌🏻 This was so delicious! The lentil mushroom filling is really nice accompanied with all those gorgeous toppings. This will be on regular rotation!

car - Oct. 17, 2023, 1:41 a.m.

My non-vegan picky boyfriend approved.
Make sure you read the lentil cooking instructions before you start

Martunia - Aug. 26, 2023, 10:19 a.m.

Made this for breakfast today (it's week-end, don't judge 😋) and I can honestly say it was a great start to the day 👍 I used soy ground and lentils and I had tacos with shredded green cabbage and red bell pepper. The mushroom mix is delightfully spicy and the avocado lime cream beautifully balances out the flavor. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 27, 2023, 11:11 p.m.

Who said you can't have tacos for breakfast?! 😜Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Martunia 😊

Erin Janda - July 7, 2023, 6 p.m.

The lentil and mushroom filling was soooo good. For anyone who is sensitive to spicy food, definitely omit the optional cayenne pepper. Our noses were running by the end of the meal. Haha!

PUL Team - July 8, 2023, 8:53 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Erin! In case it helps, adding a touch less chipotle adobo sauce may also help for those sensitive to spice 😃

Loubug96 - July 5, 2023, 3:18 a.m.

Ana - June 23, 2023, 7:32 p.m.

Made it several times for different groups of people and it's always a hit! Nothing is left on the plates :)

Antara - June 11, 2023, 1:39 a.m.

This is an incredible recipe!

Regina - May 31, 2023, 8:06 p.m.

Made it with vegan beef and it was DELICIOUS 🤩

Zoe Turi - May 8, 2023, 6:27 a.m.

Delicious doesn’t even begin to cover it! These tacos are magnificent. When I fed my omnivorous friends, they didn’t even miss the cheese!

PUL Team - May 8, 2023, 9:03 p.m.

A huge compliment, Zoe - thanks so much!

Ruth - April 15, 2023, 4:44 p.m.

Super easy recipe and super satisfying meal. Have previously done this topping with sweetcorn and grated carrot instead of the tomato and radish, which makes it even more colourful, but will certainly try again with the tomato and radish. Another useful recipe that’s fairly quick to prepare and then provides a few nights of dinners after busy weekdays. Thanks!

PUL Team - April 16, 2023, 1:07 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Ruth, thank you 🥰

mandiio_ - March 7, 2023, 8:39 a.m.

absoutly delicious! :)

dani - March 3, 2023, 5:42 p.m.

Nadia you have changed my life and all your recipes are mind blowing 🤯! Thank you for helping me incorporate vegetables to my non vegan lifestyle! Quick question, Avocado sits horrible on me and I can’t really eat it. Is there a substitute for this? Maybe your tzatziki (which is a hit every time i do it) ?

PUL Team - March 3, 2023, 8:28 p.m.

So happy to hear, Dani, thank you for the very kind words! Salsa or cashew lime cream (such as in this recipe:…) are two of our favourite substitutes for the avocado cream 🤗

Zivile - Feb. 18, 2023, 11:56 p.m.

Sooo good!! And so simple! For the past month I've been dissatisfied with my eating and struggled to find something that would be delicious and satisfying. This recipe got me back on track, it was soo tasty!

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2023, 2:10 a.m.

Awe it means so much, Zivile - we're so happy the recipe was enjoyed 🤗

Josefine - Jan. 22, 2023, 11:58 a.m.

This was the recipe which made my boyfriend fall in love with vegan cooking. Thank you soooo much❤️

PUL Team - Jan. 22, 2023, 6:23 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Josefine, thank you for taking the time to share!

Laura - Jan. 22, 2023, 9:06 a.m.

Amazing! A super delicious meal, that is really quick and easy to prepare!

Rob - Sept. 13, 2022, 8:29 p.m.

This is amazing! Wow! So delicious and so easy to make! Thank you Sadia and team, this is going in my regular rotation!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 5:15 p.m.

So happy to hear, Rob, thank you!

Rasika - June 24, 2022, 1:01 p.m.

Yumm !! <3
Loved this recipe so much, it's packed with flavours ;)

PUL Team - June 25, 2022, 5:47 p.m.

It means so much, Rasika, thank you ☺️

Lindsey - June 1, 2022, 4:50 p.m.

The BEST! Absolutely LOVED the balance and bold flavors in this dish! It was DELICIOUS!

PUL Team - June 1, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

Woop woop! Thank you, Lindsey ☺️

hannah - May 3, 2022, 4:48 a.m.

Wonderful!! So much flavor and so fun and easy to make.

PUL Team - May 3, 2022, 4:49 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Hannah!

Lorena - April 11, 2022, 11:27 p.m.

Picked this recipe because it seemed simple enough for a newbie cook like me. It was really easy to follow along! I made the mistake of cooking two cups of dry lentils instead of cooked but besides that it still turned out delectable! The avocado sauce was the showstopper for me! So incredibly tasteful!

PUL Team - April 12, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

Hey Lorena, thanks for sharing your experience with this one! We've noted down the feedback as well to help us improve moving forward 😃

Jana - March 24, 2022, 11:14 p.m.

Hi! First of all, I am obssessed with Sadia and all of the amazing energy she puts out into the world :) the PUL Team is amazing! Second, I want to make this recipe but am unclear what is meant by 2 cups cooked lentils- is it that the cooked amount should be 2 cups at the end or 2 dry cups of lentils cooked...? Thank you!!!

Jana - March 24, 2022, 11:56 p.m.

I think I figured out the answer myself! It must be 2 already cooked lentils 😃 so if making from scratch I think that should be about 1 cup dry lentils, correct?

Thanks guys 🥰

PUL Team - March 25, 2022, 1:25 a.m.

Hey Jana! Yes, this recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked lentils. Just under one cup of dry of lentils will yield 2 cups cooked. It's alright if it's slightly more or less for the filling though. We can always adjust the spices to taste if needed 😊

Jana - March 25, 2022, 4:13 p.m.

Thanks so much for the quick reply ☺️

Sinead - March 23, 2022, 2:36 p.m.

Oh my goodness, these are beyond delicious! Will be making very often! The flavors are so perfectly balanced!

PUL Team - March 24, 2022, 12:27 a.m.

We're so thrilled they're being enjoyed, Sinead, thank you!

Sarah - March 12, 2022, 8:09 a.m.

One of my staple lunches now!

Sarah - Feb. 15, 2022, 10:03 p.m.

We made these tacos for Valentine's Day dinner last night and they were delicious! I'm so glad that you specified leaving the mushrooms in large chunks; the texture contrast with the lentils was one of my favorite parts of the dish. I swapped out yogurt for the avocado and loved it; I can't wait to try it again with the avocado. I'll definitely be making this again. I love quick pickled cabbage so I might try that next time instead of the raw shreds. Thank you for helping me and my partner share a wonderful meal together, Sadia!

PUL Team - Feb. 16, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

We're so honoured it was part of the special occasion, Sarah, and beyond thrilled it was enjoyed! Love the idea to use pickled cabbage 😍

Natalija - Feb. 8, 2022, 10:02 p.m.

These tacos are amazing, they are definitely in our top meal ideas now. I want to make them for all my friends and family, that's how good they are. We only changed a few bits: substituted half of the lentils amount with canned butter beans, and baked them in the oven with some cheese and we loved them. Thanks for creating this recipe, Sadia!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 1:46 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with this one, Natalija! We appreciate the glowing review so much 😊

Poonam - Feb. 7, 2022, 1:33 p.m.

Simple love it

Miranda - Dec. 1, 2021, 5:39 a.m.

Wow!! This really hits the spot. We need more stars. Amazing vegan taco recipe! I will be making again tomorrow. Thank you! 😍

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2021, 4:36 p.m.

Woo we're so glad the tacos are being enjoyed, Miranda 😊

Cristian - Oct. 12, 2021, 12:19 a.m.

It's my favorite taco recipe. I live in Mexico, so those are big words. The flavor and texture are amazing, so well balanced, and with fresh hand-made tortillas easily accessible, flavor explodes even more. Although, I prefer to don't use the proposed sauce but the guacamole proposal, also from PUL. Thanks for this! I've also try this recipe changing the lentils with the Tofu Chorizo.

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2021, 2:24 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Cristian, thanks for sharing your experience with this one! Hugs to Mexico ✨

Eve - Sept. 23, 2021, 1:34 a.m.

Very yummy and healthy!

Charlotte - Aug. 4, 2021, 12:38 p.m.

We really enjoy this meal especially since using the chipotle sauce with the lentil mushroom mix. I used chipotle paste which worked really well and found the avocado sauce and veggies balanced out the heat really well. Colourful meals are the best!

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 5:41 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Charlotte, love eating the rainbow 🌈

Abby - June 25, 2021, 12:28 a.m.

What a great recipe!!

Rachael - May 13, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

So good! I didn't have enough mushrooms so I substituted half a package of tofu and it turned out great! I think this recipe is my favorite. Also the website looks good btw :))

PUL Team - May 13, 2021, 7:05 a.m.

Tofu is such a lovely idea, Rachael! Thank you for the kind words as well ✨🤗

anya - March 27, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

love this yummy recipe!!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 5:57 p.m.

So happy you enjoyed this one, Anya!