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Mushroom & Lentil Tacos with a Creamy Avocado Sauce

30 min

Meal

A hearty taco recipe filled with meaty mushrooms and lentils. Perfect as a taco, but also great as an on-the-go burrito.

small tacos

Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

Taco filling

  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    yellow onion, diced
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 5 cups (350 g)
    button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp (6 g)
    Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (396 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    chipotle sauce

Sauce

  • 1
    avocado
  • 1
    lime, juiced*
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cumin

Taco assembly

  • 8
    small soft tortilla wraps
  • 1 cup (70 g)
    shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup (165 g)
    canned corn
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Directions

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  1. To a large pot on high heat, add the oil and onion. Sauté until the onions turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to de-glaze the pan.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  3. Decrease the heat to medium-high and add the mushrooms and all the spices. Cook until the moisture that is released from the mushrooms completely evaporates, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils and ketchup, stir to combine.
  5. Prepare the sauce by adding all the ingredients to a small food processor and blending on high until smooth. Alternatively, mash the ingredients as well as possible in a bowl for a chunkier sauce.
  6. Serve on hard or soft taco shells and top with cabbage and corn. Drizzle on the garlic avocado sauce, and enjoy!

Storage

  • 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.

Plate method

The Plate Method is a visual tool that helps us ensure our dietary needs are on track. Touch the image below to see how this recipe measures up.

Grains 15%

small soft tortilla wrap

Proteins 16%

cooked brown lentils

unsweetened soy milk

Fruits & Veggies 69%

yellow onion

clove garlic

button mushrooms

avocado

lime

clove garlic

shredded red cabbage

canned corn

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

vegetable oil

chipotle sauce

avocado

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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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!