Vegan Lentil Tacos with Avocado Crema


Discover the ultimate plant-based delight with our Vegan Lentil Tacos with Avocado Crema. These tacos redefine meat-free eating, combining the hearty texture of lentils with the creamy, rich flavors of avocado. Each bite offers a fusion of fresh ingredients and bold spices, wrapped in a soft taco shell, making it a perfect choice for a healthy, satisfying meal that everyone can enjoy.

Vegan Lentil Tacos with Avocado Crema

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 8 tacos
  • Serving Size: 1 taco

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 190 kcal
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g


  • Cooked lentils (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Olive oil (15 ml / 0.5 fl oz)
  • Onion (100 g / 3.5 oz), finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves (5 g / 0.2 oz), minced
  • Ground cumin (3 g / 0.1 oz)
  • Paprika (2 g / 0.07 oz)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Avocado (150 g / 5.3 oz)
  • Lime juice (30 ml / 1 fl oz)
  • Cilantro (10 g / 0.35 oz), chopped
  • Small corn tortillas (8 pieces)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Lentil Filling: Heat olive oil in a pan. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add cooked lentils, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Avocado Crema: Blend avocado, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and a little water until smooth.
  3. Assembling Tacos: Warm tortillas in a pan. Spoon the lentil mixture onto each tortilla. Drizzle with avocado crema.
  4. Garnishing: Top with additional cilantro or other fresh veggies as desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Lentil Choice: Use brown or green lentils for a better texture.
  • Tortilla Warming: Heat tortillas on a dry skillet for better pliability and flavor.
  • Extra Toppings: Add diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, or vegan cheese for more variety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned lentils?

Yes, just ensure they are well-drained and rinsed.

How long does the avocado crema last?

It's best consumed fresh but can be refrigerated for up to a day.

Are these tacos gluten-free?

Yes, if you use gluten-free corn tortillas.