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Instant Pot Vegetarian Lentil Tacos - flavorful, delicious vegetarian/vegan lentils served in burrito bowls or in tortillas/taco shells

Instant Pot Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

Course Main Course
Keyword vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
pressure cooker natural release 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 188 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup dried lentils I used split black grams (urad dal)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth

For Serving


  1. Select "Saute" function on Instant Pot. Heat oil oil in Instant Pot and add onions and garlic; saute until onions are translucent.

  2. Rinse lentils well and drain; add to onions and garlic in pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir.

  3. Cover and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure.

  4. Serve with tortillas, chopped lettuce, salsa, and fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Vegetarian Lentil Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.