Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling

Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling


Lentil Quinoa Taco Filling

Prep Time15 mins
Active Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Yield: 6 tacos


Taco Filling

  • 1/4 cup brown lentils
  • 1/4 cup beluga lentils
  • 1/4 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste * I skipped the salt and didn't miss it at all
  • 6 hard or soft taco shells

Taco Toppings

  • shredded lettuce or red cabbage
  • diced tomatoes
  • sour cream, plain greek yogurt or dairy free alternative
  • salsa
  • green onions
  • shredded cheese or dairy free alternative
  • any other of your favorite taco toppings


  • 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.
  • Serve in taco shells with your favorite toppings.


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


I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Greensboro, North Carolina. I help people overcome nutrition obstacles and help them meet their nutrition and wellness goals.

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Hi, I’m Mona. I have been living with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) for over ten years. As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) I help others with MS to navigate the nutrition superhighway and make sustainable progress toward their unique wellness goals.

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