Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump


My family loves tacos made with lentils, but I need some more ideas on what I can do with lentils. Any good recipes? We are technically omnivores but eat very little meat.

Answer Question

Asked by yogapantz at 12:47 PM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Food & Drink

Level 11 (620 Credits)
Answers (8)
  • i would love your lentils tacos recipe!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:52 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • It's very simple! you make it like you would regular tacos, but use a bag of lentils instead of hamburger meat. Lentils cook pretty fast, in 30 minutes or less, which is why I like them for everyday use. Also, a pound of lentils is less than a dollar, and meat? NO WAY! And I'm pretty sure the lentils have no animal poop specks in them, either. :)

    Comment by yogapantz (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • OMG! "Earth Burgers" are incredible!! We eat them on a weekly basis- they are soooo good, and so easy to make. (and I got CARNIVORES to eat them, and they loved them too!!!)


    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:03 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Vegan meatloaf: Mash cooked lentils and use like you would ground meat in a recipe. I add more seasonings than usual and mix in BBQ sauce. I have a recipe if you'd like.

    I serve stir fry over lentils instead of rice. More nutrition, more fiber, fewer carbs. I also serve spaghetti sauce over lentils instead of cooked spaghetti for the same reason.

    Italian lentil stew

    Lentil sloppy joes : use cooked lentils instead of the ground meat

    Yep, like the lentil tacos too!

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:06 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Earth Burgers sound delicious, we definitely need to try them!

    Comment by yogapantz (original poster) at 1:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • There are a couple of other lentil recipes on the blog- French Me Lentil Soup Is awesome, and so is the Rusty Lentil Soup! I am partial to red lentils, and it is simply sinfully rich, but I can eat it without guilt!


    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:16 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I have really yummy recipes for lentil sloppy joes, lentil soup, and lentil tacos. Send me a message offlist if you would like the recipes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:08 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I love lentils but don't make them too often. The taco idea sounds delish!!!

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:02 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Food & Drink
Yes more ruhbarb

Next question overall (Just for Fun)
Pride Parade?

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN