lentil tacos

Lentil Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minute
  • Yield: ~8-10 tacos
  • Category: tacos, healthy, dinner
  • Method: oven and stoptop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican


Lentil Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Creamy Avocado Herb Sauce. These vegan lentil tacos are packed with SO much flavor!



Crispy Roasted Cauliflower: 

  1. 1 head cauliflower, stem removed and florets chopped into bite-size pieces
  2. 12 tablespoons olive oil
  3. salt and pepper

Lentil Taco Filling: 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium chopped white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth

Creamy Avocado Sauce 

  • 1 medium, ripe avocado
  • 1 cup parsley or cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt/pepper

8-10 tortillas, for serving


  1. Make the cauliflower. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the cauliflower florets with olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper, then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy. Set aside.
  2. Make the lentil filling. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 6-7 minutes. Add in the spices and stir for 30 seconds to warm, then add in the lentils and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until lentils are cooked, about 25-30 minutes. The lentils should be fairly wet, so add more vegetable broth if needed. Set aside.
  3. Make the sauce. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until very creamy and smooth. Season to taste with salt/pepper as needed.
  4. Assemble! Warm the tortillas, then top with cauliflower and lentil filling. Drizzle with sauce and enjoy!

Keywords: vegan lentil tacos