Taco Tuesday: DIY 10-Ingredient Taco Seasoning + Lentil Tacos

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I make tacos every Tuesday! They are fun with whatever is in the refrigerator – literally anything can be a taco. The most important part is the seasoning and so, I put together my own mix to have on hand because it is way easier than measuring each spice every time.

It’s all the usual suspects and then two surprises: chipotle powder for smokiness and cinnamon for that x factor, sort of sweet and sort of “what is that?” I recommend using 1/8 teaspoon each in your next batch of tacos to see if you like the mix and then adjust your mix accordingly!

10-Ingredient Taco Seasoning

2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon chipotle
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place into a small container or jar. Shake. Store and use at will. Enjoy!

For this particular Taco Tuesday, I topped these little corn tortillas with lentil taco meat, crispy shredded Brussels sprouts, shredded purple cabbage tossed with cashew cream and lime and a dollop of guacamole.

1 cup cooked lentils
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup water + more, as needed

Sauté the onion in water or oil. When it is translucent, add the garlic. When that is fragrant, add the lentils, tomato paste and taco seasoning. Add the water and mix to combine. Cook on medium until the lentil meat looks like it is together and delicious. Add more water if it is too thick.

Top with crispy shredded Brussels sprouts, shredded purple cabbage tossed with cashew cream and lime and a dollop of guac. Enjoy!

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