lentil quinoa taco filling

This easy to prepare lentil quinoa taco filling is both tasty and nutrient dense. It is a good source of protein, folate, magnesium, iron, zinc and fiber. If you skip the salt and use a no salt chili powder the filling will be a low sodium entree. Just be mindful that the sodium in your toppings can add up quickly. It can be tough to find lower sodium taco shells but I found these with only 5 mg sodium and love them! They were a bit more expensive than the others on the same shelf but I saved money by purchasing the lentils and quinoa and other ingredients from the bulk bins at my local co-op. The taco shells were definitely worth it. The recipe uses the slow cooker which makes it nice, just set it up in the morning and it is waiting for you at the ned of the day!  *Update… this make great left overs too!

Tip: Broken taco shells make a great taco salad base…

Low Sodium Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling
Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling
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Servings Prep Time
6 tacos 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 tacos 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Low Sodium Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling
Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 tacos 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 tacos 15 minutes
Cook Time
7-9 hours
Ingredients
Servings: tacos
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except the salt, pepper and taco shells to the slow cooker and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Before serving, season to taste and adjust any of the seasonings as needed.
  2. Serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings.
Recipe Notes

Recipe from Vegan Slow Cooking For Two-or-Just For You by Kathy Hester.

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