The following article was written by Melinda McKee.
When someone asks me what my favorite cuisine is, I don't have to stop and think about it: it's Mexican. I love the flavors, the spices, and the comfort that comes with a hearty plate of rice and beans, a burrito, fajitas, or tacos. I also love that most of the ingredients in Mexican dishes are already or can easily be made vegan. Here is my favorite recipe to make when I want to show off my culinary skills to vegans and nonvegans alike. Try these tacos with a side of fresh guacamole, and you'll be waiting for an excuse to make them again.
Vegan Lentil Tacos With Sriracha Sour 'Cream'
1/2 block extra-firm tofu, crumbled1 tsp. maple syrupJuice of 1 lemon1/2 tsp. salt1–2 cloves garlic,minced2 Tbsp. Sriracha hot sauce1–2 green onions, chopped4 Tbsp. vegetable oil6–8 corn tortillas3 cups water8–10 oz. dried lentils1 pkt. vegan taco seasoning (or make your own)2 cups shredded lettuce1 cup diced tomatoes2 cups shredded vegan cheese (try Daiya's Mozzarella Style Shreds)
Makes 2 to 3 servings
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