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Lentil Taco Filling



  • 3 cups cooked lentils
  • 2 cups diced bell pepper
  • 1.5 cups finely chopped white onion
  • 4 cups chopped button or cremini mushrooms
  • 3-4 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • A dash or two of garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil



1. Cook the lentils according to package directions, or if using canned precooked, rinse well and put aside.

2. Coat a large pan with the olive oil.  Put on medium heat and add the bell pepper and onion to brown for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Throw in the mushrooms, cover and cook for another few minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4. Toss in the lentils, taco seasoning, and garlic and stir well.  Heat uncovered for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.



Enjoy this filling in corn tortillas or lettuce wraps or even over salad. Top with avocado, cheese, salsa and or Greek yogurt.


Courtesy of:


Marie Feldman, RD, CDE

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (filling only!)

Servings Per Recipe: 6


Amount Per Serving

Calories 150

Total Fat 2 g

Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 230 mg


Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 6 g

Protein 10 g