Texture Texture Texture. I have learned a lot about texture when it comes to eating plant based. Things that I used to eat came be simulated in plant form. I made a burger out of slabs of cauliflower yesterday. What? I know. Crazy!
This recipe was something I found on Pinterest. Myself and my friend decided to test it out. A friend of mine is on alternative break with some college students. She needed recipes that are vegan friends. I had recently been going through my pinterest entrees board and thought the Lentil Taco Salad recipe from veggieprimer would work. Everyone loves a taco.
I love testing out new recipes. I love it even more when I get calls from friends who want to test out plant based recipes with me. The ingredients are simple. I believe all I needed was lentils and taco seasoning. Both I got from the bulk foods section at my local Moms Market.
Prep time was easy. You pretty much pour everything into a rice cooker and let it go. Check the recipe linked above for the exact instructions though.
Below is what I used as I did add something in for extra flavor.
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- ½ medium onion, chopped (I prefer red in this recipe. You can use sweet.)
- 1 tbs dried parsley
- 1 tbs taco seasoning (or more to taste)
- 1 tbs adobo seasoning (or more to taste)
- 2 cups water
- Rice Cooker or Insta Pot
- Blender, immersion or standing (You might be able to get away with some sort of masher)
If you did what I asked you will see the link doesn’t have adobo. When the “meat” was done we thought it needed something. I went to my rack of spices and herbs and of course pulled out adobo. I am obsessed with adobo seasoning. I got some last week and the jar is almost empty. It is a problem.
We added the adobo after the blender part. This batch I have added it into the beginning to see if it gives the kick I need. The beauty of this recipe is you can add stuff after the fact.
Threw the meat on some roasted veggies along with other salad ingredients.
I just used the left over roasted veggies and “meat” with some quinoa pasta. I got a text from my friend saying the “meat” was a success with the alternative break students. PINTEREST SUCCESS
Let me know if you try out! What did you add or take out?
Together We Can,