I used to work at a vegan restaurant that sold walnut meat tacos and just used some salt and curry powder for their seasoning. They were a huge hit and people came just to eat them. So I decided to make my own version of the recipe using more mexican style taco seasoning ingredients. When my Mexican husband came home he loved them so much he said they reminded him of his Mom’s tacos from childhood and ate five of them!
TIME: 10 minutes
2 cups soaked walnuts
1 tablespoon coconut oil or other high heat oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
YIELDS: 2 cups
Soak the walnuts anywhere from one hour to overnight in the fridge. When you’re ready to prepare your meat place them in a food processor and process until they’re crumbles and look similar to ground beef.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and saute onions and garlic for about five minutes until the onions become translucent and begin to brown a little.
Add tomatoes and cook for 30 seconds to one minutes until they become well cooked and juicy.
Add processed walnuts and remaining spices and mix well. Heat only long enough for the meat to be warm but you don’t want to cook it.
Serve on a tortilla with avocado, salsa, green onions and cilantro or your favorite taco toppings!