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Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos served with peppers and avocado on the side of the plate.
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5 from 18 votes

Vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos

These vegan slow cooker lentil tacos are a super easy dinner! Flavorful, family-friendly, and beloved by all kinds of eaters, this is the perfect healthy dinner recipe to make again and again.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: healthy tacos, slow cooker tacos, vegan tacos
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 133kcal


  • slow cooker


  • 1 1/2 cups green or brown dry lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley or 1/4 cup fresh
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or sub soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 medium tortillas
  • taco toppings


  • Combine ingredients in your slow cooker. Stir a few times and cover.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours. Each slow cooker cooks a little differently, so exact time will depend on your unique slow cooker or crockpot. Cook until lentils are tender and most of the liquid has cooked off.
  • Use a slotted spoon to portion out lentil taco filling into tortillas, over rice, greens or however you opt to enjoy this taco filling. Top with sliced avocado, extra red onion, cilantro or whatever your favorite taco toppings are.
  • Let leftovers cool and store in air-tight container in fridge for up to 3 days.


To make in Instant Pot:
Combine all ingredients, stir and place IP lid on, locking it in place. Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for your Instant Pot to come up to pressure. Once cooking is done, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes before carefully quick releasing the remaining pressure. 
Carefully lift lid off of your pressure cooker, stir and enjoy.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg