Budget-Friendly Meals: Lentil Tacos


In the second installment of our Budget-Friendly Meals series, we’re bringing you a crowd-pleasing recipe for Lentil Tacos. Tacos are a beloved and versatile dish, and with this budget-friendly twist using lentils as a protein-packed filling, you won’t even miss the meat. These flavorful and wallet-friendly tacos are perfect for those looking to save money without compromising on taste. Let’s dive into this delicious recipe and discover how lentils can transform your taco game!

  1. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and add diced onion and minced garlic. Let them become fragrant and take on a golden brown color.
  2. Add lentils (cook it before using) and spices (chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper). Stir well to combine and cook for a few minutes to heat through.
  3. Warm the taco shells or tortillas as per package instructions.
  4. Fill each taco shell or tortilla with the lentil mixture and add your desired toppings.
  5. Serve the lentil tacos as a flavorful and budget-friendly alternative to traditional meat tacos.


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Taco shells or tortillas

We hope you enjoyed this budget-friendly recipe for Lentil Tacos. It’s a fantastic alternative to traditional meat tacos that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or your budget. Stay tuned for more wallet-friendly recipes in our Budget-Friendly Meals series, where we’ll continue to explore affordable and delicious dishes that will make your taste buds sing.

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