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Vegan Lentil Tacos with Avocado Crema

Spicy vegan lentil tacos topped with a refreshing avocado cashew crema sauce. Hello, Taco Tuesday! Or any day, let's be real.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Servings: 6
Author: Karissa


Lentil Taco Meat

  • 1 cup dried lentils green or brown - not red
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Avocado Crema

  • 1 cup soaked cashews *
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lime, juiced


Lentil Taco Meat

  • Stir the lentils, water, tomato paste, and taco seasoning together in a pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • When the lentils are done, mix in soy sauce and do a taste test. If they don't have enough kick for you, add some more taco seasoning. 

Avocado Crema

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth. 
  • Assemble your tacos with whatever toppings you desire!


*Slow soak method: soak the cashews for 6 hours covered in water. Quick soak method: bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add cashews to the hot water. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain.