Sweet Potato & Lentil Tacos

Sweet potato lentil tacos
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Tacos are a great dish to add some Mexican flair into your meal, and you can easily make them using fresh vegetarian ingredients. A delicious Shabbat homemade dinner, it’s satisfying, packed with flavor and only takes about 20 minutes. It’s such a tasty, healthy, easy weeknight idea–even when you’re exhausted Friday night. Happy cooking!

Sweet Potato & Lentil Tacos

makes enough filling for about 6 corn tortilla tacos

Cooking lentils
I sautéed the sweet potatoes and onion in my favorite skillet for 10 min, then added lentils to warm them. © The Forest Feast LLC


  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 small sweet potato (diced with peel on)
  • 1 (15 oz) can cooked lentils (drained and rinsed in a colander)
  • a handful of arugula (or any greens! cilantro, lettuce, spinach, chopped kale…)
  • 1 avocado
  • hot sauce
  • corn tortillas (or flour if you prefer)


1. Sauté the diced onion and sweet potato with some olive oil, salt and pepper for about 10 minutes over med/low heat, until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.

2. For the last minute, add the lentils, just to warm them.

3. Spoon the mixture into warm tortillas (I use tongs and heat mine over an open stovetop flame).

4. Top each taco with a pinch of arugula, a slice of avocado, a bit of hot sauce and a pinch of flaky salt.

Veggie tacos
Top the tacos with arugula, avocado and hot sauce. © The Forest Feast LLC

This recipe was reprinted with permission from The Forest Feast.


About Erin Gleeson

After several years of working as a food photographer in New York City, Erin Gleeson moved to a cabin in the woods in California where she created The Forest Feast food blog and cookbook series which fuse her love of cooking with her own photography and watercolor paintings. Inspired by local ingredients she creates simple, mostly-vegetarian recipes that are full of fruits and vegetables. Her recipes are presented as visual diagrams that are simple to follow and are easy enough for a weeknight, yet impressive enough for a party. Erin also has a line of Forest Feast stationery and gift items which feature her artwork. She has just returned from 3 months in Europe where she did research for her 4th cookbook which will be focused on Mediterranean small plates (Abrams, Fall 2019). Follow along @theforestfeast.