Walnut meat tacos recipe

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The crumbly texture makes for an unexpectedly excellent alternative to use in tacos, burritos, or on salads. You can also sprinkle it over your favorite pasta dish to add that extra crunch.

  • Yield: 8 tacos
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes


For Walnut Meat
  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup (100 g) walnuts (raw, no shell, unsalted)
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 taco shells
  • 2 cups (40 g) mixed greens
  • ½ cup (30 g) shredded purple cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons canned corn, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
How to Make It
    For Walnut Meat
  1. In a food processor, chop the red onion and garlic clove to your liking. In a pan, add the olive oil and bring to medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until softened and translucent.
  2. Chop the walnuts in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add them to the onion and garlic mixture in the pan. Mix in the soy sauce, paprika powder, salt, and thyme. Combine everything and cook for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring a few times to prevent burning, until nice and toasty. Add more salt or soy sauce to taste.
  3. To Assemble
  4. Add onto each taco mixed greens, purple cabbage, canned corn, cherry tomatoes, and the walnut meat. Drizzle the tacos with the vegan mayo and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

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