SLOW COOKER LENTIL & QUINOA TACOS
My first vegan Thanksgiving was a success and the leftovers were delicious! There's just a few leftovers lingering in the fridge… and today I found myself craving for something different. My palate needed a change after all the holiday comfort food flavors, and after all the cooking and baking I did last week I didn't feel like jumping into a labor intensive or time consuming recipe.
I decided on Slow Cooker Lentil & Quinoa Tacos! A new favorite for Chad (husband) and me. I love this recipe because it's easy, delicious, and filling. You dump everything in the crock pot and walk away until it's time to eat! That's it… with the exception of washing and chopping up whatever veggies you'd like as toppings.
Anyway… the important part. The recipe. My recipe is based on a Slow Cooker Lentil-Quinoa taco filling recipe posted on www.veggiegirl.com. I tried this recipe and enjoyed it. The second time I made it though, I decided to make a couple of changes to see if I could make it more flavorful. I replaced the water with low-sodium veggie broth and added 1/2 a cup of salsa. These changes did exactly what I was hoping for. They added an extra pop of flavor.
As for assembling the tacos… this taco filling is amazing in a corn tortilla or shell, topped with lettuce, tomato, black olive, and lime drenched avocado! The lime and avocado really puts the flavors over the top. I chop up a whole medium avocado and squeeze half of a lime over the pieces. Yum!
Don't be afraid to double the recipe. They're just as good the 2nd day as the 1st.
I'm Jess, singer/songwriter and plant-based food enthusiast. Savor & Thrive is all about healthy living, particularly healthy food. My music has been getting most of my attention over the last couple of years and cobwebs are beginning to form on this site, but I’ll be freshening up this blog over the next month and hope to post new recipes in early 2018. Thanks for visiting!