Yummy Vegan Recipes by Vinna Best

Jerk Lentil Tacos With Guacamole Recipe by Vinna Best

This is an easy vegan lentil taco recipe that shows you how to make tacos in the comfort of your own home. Whether you use a Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot or pressure cooker, this jerk lentil fillings with guacamole is a quick, delicious and healthy dinner. Make these yummy, messy, crunchy jerk lentil tacos in less than 30 minutes.

Jerk Lentils Ingredients

  • 2 cups of dried brown lentils 
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon of dry jerk seasoning
  • 2 ½ tablespoon of cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika seasoning
  • 500ml vegetable broth
  • 2–5 branches of thyme
  • Salt to your taste

Tacos and Salad Ingredients

  • 6–12 taco shells (warmed in the air fryer or oven)
  • Avocados
  • ½ lime
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2–4 baby tomatoes, chopped
  • 2–5 branches of thyme
  • 1/4 lettuce, chopped
  • Salt to your taste


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 2 people

How To Make The Jerk Lentils?

  1. On medium heat add two tablespoons of oil and saute the onions and garlic in a pot until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. 
  2. Wash and add the brown lentils to the pot.
  3. Stir in the following seasonings to the pot: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, all-purpose seasoning, jerk seasoning and cajun seasoning. 
  4. Add the salt to your taste, chopped tomatoes, vegetable broth and thyme. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Cover the pressure cooker pot and set the timer to 10 minutes on high heat. 
  6. Once cooked, remove the pressure cooker lid.

How To Create The Salad Fillings

  1. Whilst the lentils are cooking, make the guacamole filling. Cut, half and stone two avocados.
  2. Add the avocado flesh and lime juice to a bowl. Use a fork to mash ingredients together roughly. 
  3. Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, thyme. Mix thoroughly. 
  4. Cover the guacamole bowl with cling film and chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. Using a chopping board, chop the lettuce (additional taco filling)

Warm Up The Taco Shells

  1. Place the shells in the air fryer or oven, set temperature to 180 C and set time to 2 minutes.
  2. Then remove the taco shells from the air fryer/oven and place on a plate.


  • Optional: Add tomato salsa for extra flavour. 
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