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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2nd of your recipes I have tried so far- Both winners
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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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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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I made this the same day as the raw chili - thought I was in heaven! Thank you Laura Jane for all your many trials, so we don't have to.

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((beam)) :)

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just terrific.

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:)

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I make this all the time and add zest of a lemon, a tsp. of coconut sugar, cumin, smoked,chipotle and coriander.

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Mmm, that sounds dee-lish! :)

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Thank you for this recipe. We had it for lunch, it was gorgeous!

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That's great, Kerry! :)

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