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Welcome back to our Eco Recipe Series! 🌎 Join Educator Ally and our EcoCooks as we share how to make tasty, easy, eco-friendly Smoky Lentil Tacos! 👩🏾‍🍳🌮

By choosing lentils vs beef and making this a weekly meal, you can help the planet by saving 741 kg CO2e annually! Wow, that’s a saving equal to driving from Kelowna, BC, to Toronto, ON, in Canada! 👏🏾

Lentils are an excellent source of protein (and iron!). They’re super sustainable for the planet and very affordable! Now, that is Taco-riffic! 🤩 Here is what you need to get started:


🌱2 Tbsp olive oil

🌱1⁄2 cups finely diced onion

🌱5 cloves garlic, minced

🌱3 cups finely shredded carrots (or sweet potato)

🌱2 cans of lentils (540 mL), rinsed and drained

🌱1⁄2 cups vegetable broth or water as needed

🌱1 tsp sea salt

🌱2 tsp smoked paprika

🌱2 tsp ground cumin

🌱2 tsp chilli powder

🌱3 tsp soy sauce

🌱3 tsp maple syrup

🌱3 tsp lime juice

🌱3 tsp nutritional yeast also known as nooch (optional)

🌱12 hard corn taco shells

Topping Suggestions:

🌱Sunflower seed cream

🌱Chopped tomatoes

🌱Shredded lettuce



🌱Hot sauce (optional)


🌱Heat a large pan over medium heat.

🌱Add oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté for 4-5 min.

🌱Add carrots and sauté for several minutes.

🌱Stir in lentils, vegetable broth/water, salt, paprika, cumin, chilli powder, soy sauce, maple sugar, and nutritional yeast

🌱Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.

🌱Remove lid and cook for 5-10 minutes more until carrots are softer.

🌱Add more broth/water as needed.

🌱Add lime juice and stir.

🌱Serve on tortilla shells (best warmed in an oven) and add toppings of your choice!

We hope you enjoy every planet-positive bite!! 😋

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