Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It, this recipe is perfect for the taco lovers out there who either want to incorporate more plant-based protein into their diet or are looking to stretch their grocery dollars. Either way, it is a win-win situation as lentils are quick & easy to prepare, high in fibre & a great source of protein. Did I also mention that they are delicious?
Sauté onion until soft in coconut oil. Add garlic & sauté for 1 minute. Add spices, lentils, broth & salsa. Bring to a boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until lentils reach desired texture. Alternatively, you can cook in the Instant Pot beginning with Sauté function, followed by slow cooker function on low for 3 hours, or 5 minutes with Pressure Cooking function.
Serve with brown rice or quinoa to make a bowl meal, or with taco shells and desired toppings: tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, salsa & sour cream.