Like many ideas for new recipes, I find inspiration for them while travelling and eating out. These cauliflower lentil tacos were inspired through our travels of the west coast of the US, in particular LA and Seattle.We visited two great places called Gracias Madre and No Bones. They make amazing tortillas and tacos, full of flavour and bursting with colour.
I started experimenting with different combinations a few months ago and made this cauliflower lentil one and my husband Michael and I both knew I had to share the recipe!
It’s beyond simple and easy to whip up. These tacos can be made for lunch, dinner or as an afternoon snack. They’re best eaten straight away if you’re using hard taco shells as they will go soggy otherwise.
Great base for a delicious taco
You can make so many different variations of a meal like this. I would start with a hero vegetable, which in this case is the cauliflower. You can add some beans or legumes, which is the brown lentils in this recipe.
Lastly, create a great topping with some fresh vegetables, like avocado, peppers, tomato, cucumber, coriander (cilantro), parsley and any vegan sauces you can think of that work with the combination you’ve created.
It’s also a fun way to get kids involved in putting the filling in their own taco. They can try different flavour combinations and pick out their favourite. You can easily get the whole family to help out!
Here’s a quick and easy three-ingredient recipe for a homemade soft tortilla if you prefer them over a hard shell one.
These tacos are:
- Full of flavour
- Easy to make
- Packed with nutrients
Other delicious, quick and easy recipes:
- Vegan Buddha Bowl Three Ways
- Miso Glazed Eggplants
- Warm Tempeh & Lentil Salad
- Juicy Tofu Sandwich With Smoked Mayo
- Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich