Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Tacos with Salsa Verde

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  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 20 mins
  • Makes: 8 servings

A simply delicious taco recipe made with tender roasted cauliflower, spiced lentils and a fresh homemade tomatillo salsa verde.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAULIFLOWER AND LENTILS:

    1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets

    3 tablespoons olive oil

    2 teaspoons Simply Organic Cumin, divided

    1 1/2 teaspoons Simply Organic Chili Powder, divided

    1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic Garlic Powder

    1 teaspoon Simply Organic Get Crackin'

    3/4 cup green lentils, rinsed

    6 cups water, divided

    1/2 white onion, peeled and diced

    1 Simply Organic Bay Leaf


    FOR THE SALSA VERDE:

    8 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered

    1/2 white onion, peeled and diced

    4 cups water

    1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic Garlic Powder

    2 jalapeño peppers, stems removed

    3 tablespoons cilantro, stems removed, plus more for garnish

    Juice of 1 lime

    1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt


    FOR ASSEMBLY:

    8 corn tortillas

    Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish (optional)

    Radishes, thinly sliced, for garnish (optional)

Directions

    To Make the Cauliflower and Lentils:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cauliflower and olive oil. Toss until evenly coated. Season with 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Toss until evenly coated.
    3. On baking sheet, evenly arrange cauliflower. Roast for 15 minutes, flip cauliflower, then roast for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven.
    4. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine lentils and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil for 1 to 2 minutes, then drain.
    5. Add onion, remaining 1 teaspoon cumin, remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, bay leaf and remaining 2 cups water. Stir until well combined.
    6. Over medium-low heat, simmer for 20 minutes, until water absorbs.

    To Make the Salsa Verde:

    1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine tomatillos, onion and water. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, until tomatillos are soft, then drain.
    2. In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine tomatillos and onion mixture, garlic powder, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth.

    To Assemble: 

    1. In a small cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat, individually warm tortillas.
    2. Divide heaping spoonfuls of lentils, cauliflower and salsa verde among the tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and radishes, if desired.


    Recipe Tip:

    For a more mild salsa, remove the seeds from the jalapeños and/or use only 1 jalapeño.

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