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.
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!
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.
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)
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)!
Raw Walnut Taco Meat
- 1½ cups raw walnuts
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- 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!