Main Dishes

Lentil-Nut Tacos with Creamy Cashew-Avocado Sour Cream (Vegan)

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These meat-free tacos are so tasty, and the lentil-nut mix is a perfect filling for not only tacos, but also burritos, nachos, taco salads, rice bowls, you name it! I usually end up eating it in a bowl with some tortilla chips and Green Pepper Tabasco sauce. There are just so many options for this meal, and it’s so easy which is a huge plus!

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Lentil-Nut Mixture
1¾ cup cooked lentils (or 1 cup uncooked)- I like to use Trader Joe's precooked Steamed Lentils
½ cup walnuts
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons vegetable broth
1½ teaspoons cumin
1½ teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
½ teaspoon ground sea salt

Cashew Avocado Sauce
1 cup cashews (soak cashews in water for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight if possible)
½ avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
8 inch tortillas

For the toppings:
red cabbage, sliced thin
shredded carrots
sprouts or pea shoots
romaine lettuce
salsa
Soak the cashews in water overnight, or 2 hours minimum. Prepare the lentils according to package directions, if using uncooked. In a food processor or blender, blend together the cooked lentils, walnuts,...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
260

Sodium
179mg
7% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
24g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV