Lentil And Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower is one of those vegetable I think a lot of people are afraid to make meals with. The smell isn't the greatest, it can have some "side-effects" for some that aren't so pleasant (.. cough cough *gas* cough cough....) But regardless it is a very beneficial vegetable. It is anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamins, full of fiber and can boost your brain health!

Lentil and Cauliflower Tacos
I highly suggest prepping a head of time before making this meal. Cook the lentils according to the bag's directions and if using frozen cauliflower, warm up, and leave out to dry a so you don't have soggy tacos!

Ingredients
1 cup of dry lentils, cooked according the bag
1 large head cauliflower (about 2 cups of florets). You can use frozen as well. Just cook it before hand.
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons mild chili powder, divided
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder or cayenne pepper (to taste)
Generous grating black pepper
Salt to taste


Lentil and Cauliflower Tacos

Directions
Grate the cauliflower using a tool of your choice. I used a chopper attachment for my mixer. Just don't grate it too much, you don't want it finely chopped.
Once the cauliflower is grated, heat a large skillet with some EVOO.
Add your chopped onion and garlic and cook till brown.
Add in your cauliflower and saute for about 3-4 minutes.
Add 1TBLs of chili powder and cook some more till cauliflower is tender
Add you lentils (drained) and add the remaining spices. I found leaving out the other TBS of chili powder and just a SPRINKLE of cayenne pepper made it less spicy. But add more if you like your tacos spicy.


Make tacos with your favorite soft or hard tortillas. I LOVE to make mine "nacho style" with some great Late July chips!
I also like to top mine with some yummy vegan sour cream!

1 comment:

  1. Was this hubby approved? Not sure if my hubby would like them or not.

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