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Instant Pot® Walnut-Lentil Tacos

These satisfying meatless tacos are flavorful and filling. Easily prepared in the Instant Pot®, the walnut-lentil base is packed with protein.

Serves 6
Ready in 40 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
600 calories per serving


> 1 medium onion
> 1 clove garlic, minced
> 1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils
> 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
> 1/4 tsp dried oregano
> 1/2 tsp paprika
> 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
> 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
> 3/4 cup grated reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
> Medium flour tortillas, to serve
> Diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, and Greek yogurt, to serve


Using a box grater, grate the onion. To the Instant Pot®, add the onion, garlic, lentils, walnuts, oregano, paprika, cumin, and ¾ cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the tomatoes on top; do not stir.
Cook on high pressure for 20 min. Let natural release for 5 min. Stir in the cheese until melted. Serve taco mixture on tortillas with favorite toppings.

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