Lentil & Cauliflower Rice Tacos

Recipe for Lentil & Cauliflower Rice Tacos.

Lentil Cauliflower Tacos

This is one of my favourite meals of all time. If I could eat these tacos for dinner every night, I think I could do it – they are that tasty! You really don’t miss the meat in these tacos, either. The cauliflower rice and lentils do such a good job of making these tacos hearty and filling.

Give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Lentil & Cauliflower Rice Tacos

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked Brown Lentils
  • 1/2 Large Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


  1. Using a food processor or a box grater, make your cauliflower rice. With a food processor, process pieces of cauliflower until it looks like pieces of rice. Do not over-process. If using a box grater, grate the cauliflower until it looks like pieces of rice. Set cauliflower aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add cauliflower rice and cook until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes. Add chili powder and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.
  3. Add cooked lentils, cumin, pepper and salt. Cook for about 2-3 minutes more, or until everything is heated through.
  4. To serve: Add about 1/3 cup of mixture to a tortilla and add your favourite toppings such as cheese, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes! Adjust salt & pepper to taste.
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  1. Kelly says:

    I made these for lunch and they were really good and easy! I’ve seen the cauliflower rice in recipes before, but have never used it. It was easy, and really had a very similar texture to ground beef. With the spices, I didn’t really notice a difference. I’m not a vegan/vegatarian, but trying to eat a bit less meat, and these were easy! Thanks for the recipe. It’s a nice benefit to working at home, that I can cook lunch at home.

    • Cassie says:

      I’m so happy to hear that you liked them! I find them really similar to ground beef, so I always serve them when I have meat-eaters visiting.

      The “meat” keeps well in the fridge for a few days, too, and leftovers are just as delicious!

  2. Bonnie says:

    I loved these. I plan to make these tacos a part of my dinner repertoire. Delicious!

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