Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

Instant Pot lentil tacos are an easy family favourite meatless taco recipe.  Flavourful, healthy, easily customizable and only 14 minutes of cook time these lentil tacos will make their way into your meal plan time and time again.

a plate of three instant pot lentil tacos with toppings in the background


Instant pot lentil tacos are a weekly staple in our house.  They are quick and easy, healthy, and an all around family favourite.

I’ve served these lentil tacos to many picky meat eaters (read: kids) and they have always been met with rave reviews and requests for more.  Another excellent meatless Mexican recipe is our portobello fajitas, but my daughter will not eat mushrooms so we don’t get to have those as often as we would like.


a plate of 3 instant pot lentil tacos with bowls in the background


If somebody asks me for suggestions on how they can start living a more meat free lifestyle, these tacos are the thing I always suggest first. Swapping out ground meats for lentils in classic family loved meals like these is one of the easiest ways to transition to a more plant based lifestyle.


a top view photo of a plate of lentil tacos with bowls of chopped tomato and spinach to the side of it


The flavour of these tacos remind me of the ‘taco night’ taco kit tacos we used to eat growing up, so I love to serve them with the classic toppings: lettuce, cheese and tomato.  Ok, I swap out the lettuce for shredded spinach because it is my favourite leafy green, but you can use whatever you like to top them.

How to make instant pot lentil tacos

Just like everything else in the Instant Pot, making these are a breeze.

Simply put the lentils, spice, and water in the Instant Pot, give everything a quick stir, and set it to cook on high pressure for 14 minutes.

a photo collage of lentils and spices in an instant pot preparing to be cooked

When the pot is finished cooking, you can release the pressure by quick release.

These lentil tacos are delicious when served with either hard or soft shells, or even lettuce wraps if thats how you prefer them.




This recipe for easy bean salad is suitable for the following diets:

  • vegan and vegetarian
  • clean eating
  • gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free


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Instant Pot Lentil Tacos

Instant Pot lentil tacos are sure to become a family favourite.  Flavourful, healthy, easily customizable and only 14 minutes of cook time what's not to love?
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword instant pot lentil tacos
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70kcal
Author Courtney


For the taco filling:

  • 3⁄4 cup dried green lentils
  • 1⁄2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 cups water

Topping Ideas

  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Cilantro


  • Add the lentils, spices and water to the instant pot and give it all a stir.
  • Cook in high pressure for 14 minutes
  • Prepare your tortillas and toppings.
  • Serve

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