Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in food processor.
  • 2. Process until a texture similar to the photograph is reached. (1-2 minutes)
  • 3. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for up to 4 days.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This walnut-based raw taco filling is an excellent, hearty vegan topping for tacos or a taco salad. It keeps in the fridge extremely well for up to 4 days. A food processor is required.

This recipe is an excellent, hearty base. It’s a perfect addition to a whole foods vegan meal because it adds a heartiness and depth that’s hard to get without faux meat soy products.

This recipe calls for sun-dried tomatoes that have been soaked in oil. Usually, you will purchase them pre-soaked.

If you don’t have walnuts, pecans will work equally well in this recipe.

As you can tell by the ingredients, the size of this recipe is quite small. Double up as necessary.

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. 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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I am so thankful that you have this recipe to share. Every night I cook non-raw food for my family and sometimes I find it hard not to want to try it too. Last night was especially difficult because I made tacos which used to be one of my favorite meals. I remembered seeing your taco meat post and I already had some of your corn and flax chips on hand so I quickly made the taco meat and chopped up some olives, tomatoes, and lettuce. It was perfect! Even better than I imagined and my craving for SAD tacos disappeared.

Thank you so much for sharing another fantastic recipe that helps everyone enjoy and appreciate raw food living!

-Ashlyn

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So glad you remembered and were able to enjoy your very own raw tacos :)

It must be tough doing the non-raw thing for your fam! Good luck and stay strong. Biggest trick is to know how to satiate your cravings with raw stuff, which it sounds like you are excelling at :)

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Thanks for posting this recipe. My mom and I loved it! We're new to the raw food world and this recipe is a great filling, hearty food with a nice flavor (so many possible ways to incorporate it). Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes including the casserole!!

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Glad you and your mom liked Michele

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I haven't tried this particular taco meat recipe, but with the sundried tomatoes, it looks far more exciting than the one I've been using.
I like to make "roasted" peppers (ala Ani Phyo) with Poblano peppers and use them as taco shells with cashew cheese, salsa and cilantro.

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Mmm never heard of those roasted peppers! Sounds tasty.

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NEWS BULLETIN: This taco stuff tastes realllllly good inside a green pepper!!!

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Great Idea for this recipe and it just opened an idea for me to expand on it to make raw vegan stuffed peppers. Your site is invaluable. I've been a vegan for almost three years, but I am new to raw vegan.

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Glad to be able to play a small role in getting your creative juices flowing Mary Anne!

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I'm about to make this for my family of four and was wondering how much the serving size is? Should I double it for four adults?

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Hi Stacy, yes double for fam of 4

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Thanks SO much. I did double it and wished I would have tripled it! My family absolutely LOVED it, even my boyfriend that was a big meat eater, he couldn't believe how much it tasted like meat..he's trying to do the juicing and raw diet with me and the girls and this recipe sure helped getting him on board :-) Making it again tonight. Its great on pizza too! Would love more of your recipes. Thanks again!!

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Interesting idea to put it on raw pizza! Might have to try that one Stacey :) Glad it was a hit with your fam :)

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This is why it's always important to read the comments.

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Lol

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I love the recipe, but was so dissapointed to see that you were married! I hope to find a raw foodist just like you one day. You are inspiring!

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You will find her one day, I promise! Perhaps not raw, but raw-supportive, yes! Love your site, checking it out now.

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I love walnut-based faux-meats but they get a little expensive if you make them too often, especially if you are using organic walnuts. So I've been working recently with this raw taco meat recipe which uses primarily sunflower seed (although still a little walnut for good measure). It's delicious, and even better I think when dehydrated.

Also, I definitely encourage adding cumin if you like that flavor. And cilantro too, mmmm :)

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It's weird. I can't stand cumin. Am I weird???? Love cilantro though! I'll have to try your recipe. I really enjoy trying new twists on old recipes.

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yes, you are weird :) that's probably my favorite spice, definitely in my top 3! i guess I won't invite you over for some tasty raw Indian food...

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I love Indian food and would love some raw Indian recipes

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Delicious, this is some raw food that I might be able to get my friends to eat :)

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Glad everyone is enjoying this recipe! :) Yes, it's tomato halves which is how they normally come. Though I've used smaller ones. You can use less or more of most of the ingredients, depending on your preference.

Great website, Laura-Jane. :)

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Wow. That looks delicious! Now I'm wishing I hadn't eaten those walnuts on my salads all last week. LOL

I'll definitely be making this one soon! YUM!

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Michele

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Kevin, that sucks! I wonder, did I mean to write 1/4 teaspoon?? I haven't made this recipe lately so I can't recall the amounts. Please advise us as to whether you felt that the recipe called for too much spice.

And to answer you question, no I have not tried those taco recipes. If you try them, please come back and let us know which one you recommend.

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