Since I work full-time, sometimes dinner during the week becomes more of a chore than an enjoyable experience. However, I am all about one pot meals – quick, easy, no fuss clean-up. So this recipe has my name all over it. I usually mix up the vegetables I put in the tacos depending on what is in season (and is often dictated by what I have in fridge that night).
Some fun facts about Lentils:
♦ Lentils are high in protein and fiber
♦ Lentils are low in fat
♦ Lentils are quick cooking (Sign me up!)
What you will need:
♦ 1 ¾ cups water
♦ ¾ cup Red Lentils
♦ 1 small onion chopped
♦ 1 clove garlic (or substitute ¼ tsp garlic powder)
♦ ½ tsp salt
♦ ½ tsp cumin
♦ Pepper to taste
♦ Corn taco shells
♦ Assorted Vegetables (I used red pepper, carrots, radishes, olives, and lettuce)
♦ Blended cheese (reduced fat) and sour cream (light)
Cook for 15 minutes covered. Most of liquid should absorb and the lentils will cook down.
Spoon lentils into the taco shells and top with vegetables, cheese, and sour cream. Bon Appetite! Good for you Mexican food! Skip the take-out – dinner is served in less than 20 minutes. Oh, yeah, and did I mention only one pot to clean; my favorite part!
– Heather @ BloomEveryday
What is your favorite go-to weeknight meal?