Vegan Lentil Tacos with Homemade Refried Beans

Vegan Lentil Tacos

Vegan Lentil Tacos with Homemade Refried Beans
Vegan Lentil Tacos with Homemade Refried Beans

It’s May! May is my favorite month to eat Mexican food. I don’t know if that’s true; we eat Mexican at least once a week all year. I love it. After living in San Diego and having amazing Mexican, I can’t just go out for it anymore. Most restaurants fall flat when it comes to tasty vegan Mexican. Because of this I have turned to my own kitchen to build the flavors I miss while living ever so far from a good burrito stand.

These lentil tacos are rich and savory and bypass any processed fake meat product. In the fall and winter I serve this lentil filling with roasted veggies, which is awesome. Pictured here I am serving the filling with homemade refried beans (watch for a new refried bean recipe coming soon), homemade corn tortillas, fried onions, and a cabbage slaw. I also added guacamole and served them with margaritas. Truly a winning combination.

Happy May and enjoy your tacos!

Vegan Lentil Tacos


  • 3/4 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups mushroom broth
  • 1/4 cup reserved lentil broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa
  • salt to taste


  1. Bring lentils and mushroom broth to a a boil over medium high heat in a covered saucepan.
  2. Once Lentils have started to boil reduce the heat to low, crack the lid and simmer until tender, but not mushy, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Once lentils have cooked, drain them reserving the lentil broth.
  4. Return lentils, 1/4 cup reserved broth, tomato paste, garlic, paprika, chili powder, onion, and salsa to the pan. Heat through, taste, and adjust seasoning to your preference.

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Hey, my name is Adrianne, but I like to call myself the Happy Food Ninja! I am excited to share my love of food and cooking with you. My goal is to introduce you to easy ways to make delicious food, no matter what diet you subscribe to.

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