Recipe Directions

  • 1. If you are using dry sundried tomatoes, soak your sundried tomatoes for at least one hour. Drain and pat dry before using.  (If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil you don't need to do this.)
  • 2. Simply add all ingredients to the food processor and blend until it become the consistency of the photo above.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This raw taco meat recipe has been an excellent, hearty base and my husband loves it--more than I do, even.

I often spread this recipe on romaine lettuce, and I top it with tomatoes and fresh sprouts. Sprouted adzuki beans go surprisingly well with this recipe. It's a perfect addition to a raw meal because it adds a heartiness and depth that's hard to get on a raw food diet.

I have been a vegetarian since 2001. Once I went vegetarian I immediately replaced meat with soy products.

One of the most difficult parts of my transition to the raw lifestyle has been to give up the soy and tofu products that were staples in my husband's and my diet.

As you can tell by the ingredients, this raw taco meat recipe is quite small. Double up as necessary. I seem to like small recipes because I am thrifty and I want to try a small batch before I invest 2 cups of this or that into a recipe that doesn't turn out well.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 67 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 40 g (1 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 251 10 %
Protein 5 g 9 %
Fat 24 g 31 %
Carbohydrates 7 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g 9 %
Sugars 2.5 g
Calcium 37 mg 4 %
Iron 1.5 mg 11 %
Sodium 198 mg 9 %
Source: USDA

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Hmmm, smell of sundried tomatoes.... Perhaps you can use the ones that have been soaked in oil first, they don't smell as bad.

Lettuce wraps, very simple. I just lay out a big piece of romaine, fill it up lengthwise, and then close it lengthwise and gobble it up!

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Hi Emmeline, this older video explains it a bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrC9UY7SOWU

And here's a wee write-up :) http://therawtarian.com/how-i-became-raw-vegan/

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It was awesome but I hate the smell of sundried tomatoes! Do you have any idea what to do about it? And how do you wrap the lettuce?
Thanks!

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if using adzuki beans, do you put them in the blender mixture? i'm not sure what you mean by sprouted...Also the person that used the mushrooms, just add them to the blender mixture also???

my first day to read these type recipes. I ordered a dehydrator and it should be here by tuesday. i am so excited to read all of this. it sounds sooo simple and best of all delicious!!! I am so excited to find your sites and cannot wait to continue exploration and to read the newsletters. Thank you so much!!!

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Hi Cheryl! I just mean to eat them together — do not put them in the blender mixture :)
For example, make a lettuce wrap and stuff with taco meat, sprouted adzuki beans (essentially bean sprouts!), sliced tomatoes etc!

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the site. Enjoy!

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Keita 's Review

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This was so delicious. I was only doing a raw food diet for 20 days but this recipe is a keeper.

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That's great, Keita! It's good to have a new fave recipe!

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can you use regular tomatoes instead of sun dried?

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Hi Marilyn, no, sorry, flavors won’t be the same (also, textures won’t be the same either).

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can you use regular tomatoes instead of sun dried

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Hi Marilyn, no, sorry, flavors won’t be the same (also, textures won’t be the same either).

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2nd of your recipes I have tried so far- Both winners
Keith

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Music to my ears, Keith! I'm glad you're enjoying!

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Your blog is absolutely beautiful! Great work! I'm so super excited to make and devour this recipe, thanks so much!

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Thanks for your kind words, Minnie! Hope you like the recipe!

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Substituted Pine Nuts instead of Walnuts. Added some Crimini and Shiitake mushrooms for a chewy meaty texture. Used Chipotle Peppers in addition to the soaked sundried tomatoes for some smokey heat (very ripe jalapeños dried with smoke over a couple of days, so raw grey area). Laid it in Kale leaves for "tortilla shells", with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and diced peppers with a squeeze of lime.

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Rey, that had to be delicious! Yum!!!!

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oh my!!! This recipe is incredibly simple yet sooooooooo amazingly delicious! Thanks rawtarian!

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You are very welcome, Jasmine! :)

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Making this right now and wondering if it would hold up in the freezer? Would love to make a mega-batch and then just pull out as needed? Thanks! :)

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Hi Tobi! I've not tried freezing this recipe yet. Let me know how it turns out if you do freeze it!

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I LOVE this recipe and your blog! Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing. I featured a modified version today as I was out of sun-dried tomatoes. My husband LOVED it and declared it a "keeper" : http://www.artisticvegan.com/100-raw-gluten-free-tacos-with-walnut-taco-meat/

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Thanks, Christa! :)

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Would another nut, like almonds or pecans work? I'm allergic to walnuts.

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Hi Dana! Yes, pecans would work totally fine in this recipe instead of walnuts. (No to almonds though - too grainy and not oily enough.)

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Robin's Review

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Love this recipe! I've had it for dinner twice this week, each time with different dinner mates and both times it was thoroughly enjoyed all around.

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That's awesome, Robin! Gotta love impressing the guests! :)

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