asparagus lentil tacos

Asparagus Taco Recipe

Author Jennifer Tammy


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup French lentils rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste or ketchup
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lb asparagus stalks
  • 6 wraps or tortillas
  • Salsa optional
  • Sour cream optional
  • Cilantro for garnish optional


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat until runny and hot.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and tomato paste. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the broth and allow to cook until boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the asparagus however you desire - grilling or sauteeing in oil. Set aside. (Chop if desired.)
  5. For a spicy sour cream topping, puree the sour cream and salsa in a blender. Adjust as desired.
  6. When the lentils have absorbed all of the cooking liquid, spoon the mixture into each tortilla, and add 2-3 asparagus stalks.
  7. Top with spicy sour cream mixture and a sprinkle of cilantro.