Raw Walnut Taco Meat

Raw Walnut Taco Meat

If you’re a regular around here, you know that I looooove me some tacos! I could eat them for breakfast (Breakfast Taquitos), lunch (Jackfruit Tacos), and dinner (Lentil Tacos). Just typing it makes me hungry! Since changing my diet, I’ve adapted to all sorts of different fillings for tacos– potatoes, beans, and even veggies. One thing I never thought I’d eat and actually ENJOY as a taco is walnuts. Yep, that’s right. You’re looking at Raw Walnut Taco Meat. If you’re blown away, so was I.

Raw Walnut Taco Meat in lettuce wraps

Prior to this, I had eaten walnut tacos once at a local restaurant. What’s funny is that I didn’t even know I was eating it! I ordered a vegan taco entree and I guess I wasn’t really paying attention to the description. Two minutes later the tacos disappeared and I had a clean plate. The restaurant owner came by to grab my plate and asked how it was. I expressed my enjoyment and jokingly asked what was in them. He replied “walnuts” and I was confused and blown away at the same time!

Raw Walnut Taco Meat on white plate

These days I’m eating more raw meals (check out this post to find out why), so I’m always exploring different options. I usually eat raw for dinner, which is sometimes challenging because every now and then I crave a fuller dinner. Something other than sliced fruits or veggies. Walnut Taco Meat to the rescue! Eating this for dinner definitely tricks my brain into thinking I’m eating the real deal. It’s crazy! As you can see from the photos below, I enjoyed these totally raw, but if that’s not your thing, you could try them a few different ways.

Raw Walnut Taco Meat

3 Ways to Enjoy Raw Walnut Taco Meat:

  • Completely raw using Romaine Lettuce (as seen in the photos)
  • “Half Raw” using a traditional tortilla (corn or flour)
  • Or as a salad using spinach as a base and salsa as a dressing (my latest obsession)
brown. hand holding Raw Walnut Taco Meat lettuce wrap

I know it sounds crazy, but you’ve gotta give these tacos a try! Making the walnut meat only requires three ingredients. That’s right. THREE INGREDIENTS! If you wanna get fancy, try them with this Cilantro Avocado Dressing. It’s a winner y’all! Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. If you’ve never tried walnut meat, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised (as I was)!

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Raw Walnut Taco Meat

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Salad, Taco, Walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4



  • Add the walnuts to a blender and pulse a few times until crumbs are formed.
  • In a small bowl, pour in the blended walnuts and stir in the coconut aminos and taco seasoning. Stir until combined.
  • Serve as a taco or sprinkled on top of a salad. Enjoy!


  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe this weekend and put the walnut meat in a lattice cup with nutritional yeast. It was amazing!!! I will be making this again.

  2. Can it be heated?

  3. 5 stars
    This is soooooo good! I made it into a sandwich wrap with vegan ranch, vegan cheese, red onion and lettuce. Definitely going into quick summer fix rotation! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Super simple and delicious. Been making these for dinner the last few days. New favorite recipe!

  5. I want to cook the walnut meat how long do I cook the walnut meat? Do I cook the walnut meat before or after I add the coconut aminos and the spices?

  6. I would like to cook the taco walnut meat how long do I cook it for? And do I cook it before or after I add the coconut aminos and taco seasoning?

  7. 5 stars
    I used the taco seasoning recipe from this site and made the raw “taco meat.” I served it over a bed of water sautéed veggies. Mmmmmmm perfection! Thank you for your content!

  8. Do you have to soak the walnuts before?

  9. I don’t care for coconut is there anything you can use in place of the coconut aminos?

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