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Lentil Walnut and Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos


  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Even the carnivores in your family won't miss the meat in these flavorful vegan tacos. Roasted sweet potatoes add some extra flavor, and crunchy marinated cabbage + guacamole are a must!


Ingredients

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Roasted sweet potatoes:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

Lentil Walnut Filling:

  • 4 tbsp vegan butter or oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked lentils (cooked according to package directions)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp agave
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups spinach (optional)

Lime Marinated Cabbage:

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

Sweet potatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Toss diced sweet potato in olive oil + spice mixture and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until completely tender.

Lentil Walnut Filling:

  1. Cook lentils according to package directions.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter and add onion and bell pepper. Sauté about 5 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Add mushrooms and continue to cook until softened.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, stir well and sauté until spinach is wilted.

Cabbage:

  1. Massage the cabbage in lime juice and salt and let sit 15-20 minutes. It will soften and start to turn bright pink.

Taco Assembly:

  1. Use your favorite corn tortillas and top with lentil walnut mixture, sweet potatoes, cabbage, and your favorite guacamole.

Notes

If you have a tree nut allergy, you can substitute walnuts with sunflower seeds, which have a similar texture.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Taco
  • Calories: 459
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 997.1 mg
  • Fat: 24.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.8 g
  • Fiber: 9.4 g
  • Protein: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: sweet potato tacos