Fat Free Vegan was excellent.
Fat Free Vegan posted it as cauliflower rice but mine was more like a faux minced meat than a faux rice. (It reminded me of this or this.) I added oil and walnuts and some leftover taco seasoning. It was
excellent. Good enough to eat alone. But who doesn't love a taco
rice pudding. The rice pudding was particularly popular (above). I didn't have leftover taco filling as I had expected. So the next night I used the leftover tacos with an excellent chilli non carne with a skanky old cabbage based on a Spark People recipe.
I am sending this taco filling to Claire of Chez Cayenne for My Legume Love Affair (#58), the monthly event celebrating beans and lentils and legumes, overseen by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen and founded by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Preston farmers market
Two years ago: Chow Mein - revisited on ANZAC Day
Three years ago: Cookbooks update and easy roast dinner
Four years ago: Tempting prune cake
Five years ago: ANZAC Day and the Biscuit Police
Lentil and cauliflower tacos
Adapted from Fat Free Vegan
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion. chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cauliflower cut into florets
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp taco seasoning
1/2 cup water, optional
400g tin of brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp finely chopped walnuts, or more
cayenne pepper and salt to taste
tacos, goats cheese, spinach and tomatoes to serve
Heat olive oil in large frypan and fry onion for a few minutes, add grated carrot and continue frying a few minutes.
While onion and carrot are frying, finely chop the cauliflower in the food processor (I did mine in my mini food processor in batches). Add cauliflower and fry for about 5-10 minutes with 1 tsp of taco seasoning.
When cauliflower is cooked - mine got quite dry so I added 1/2 cup water but in retrospect I am not sure it was needed because my lentils were quite wet - add lentils, smoked paprika, walnuts and seasoning to taste. Warm through.
Serve with heated taco shells, shredded spinach, tomato and goats cheese. (Or leave out the goats cheese for a vegan dinner. E forgot about the cheese and didn't miss it.)
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