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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Can you use the oil from soaking the sun-dried tomatoes for the oil in the recipe?

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Sure Shane!

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This was delicious! Went amazingly well with the sour cream thank you

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Hi Sarah! I'm suddenly craving this, lol.

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Nicole Pyles's Review

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Laura-Jane you've done it again! This is absolutely delicious, and so incredibly easy to make! Thank you!

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Thanks, Nicole! Glad you loved this recipe!

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I just made this and it is delish!!!! I had it with cucumber carrot and zucchini. And I've still got heaps left!

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Hi Katie! It keeps really well - great in lettuce wraps or on salads or served inside a hollowed out green bell pepper

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Monks1979's Review

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This recipe was amazing and I have been thinking of it frequently the last few days. I made it a couple weeks ago & didn't have any toppings for it but just enjoyed it plain & with lettuce & crackers... sooo delicious! It's easy to take along and seems like it would pair nicely with a few other things. I just want to make it again & eat it with a bunch of tomatoes, corn & lettuce & my own sweet habanero sauce! Yum!

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I agree with you on this one, Rebecca!

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This is soooooo goooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol so glad you're enjoying, Janice! What'd you eat it with?

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I had salad with mine. It was so good I shared the recipe with my sister in law. Next time I will be eating it with the Savory Crackers, which are also very, very, very good. I'm looking for a Parmesan Cheese recipe to use with some of your wonderful recipes. Your recipes are simple, quick, and so good to the taste. You are so smart. How do you do it. I've been raw only 4 months and sometimes I want to eat some cooked food, then, I try one of your recipes and the thought goes right out of my mind. Thank you so much for keeping my healthy. Janice DeWalt

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For an easy Parmesan cheese recipe : [this is what I make each time, but sadly, I never measure my ingredients, I just eye ball it (this is what's I find so cool with raw recipes, it's really intuitive and fast without having to be to precise)]

I ground some raw, unsoaked almonds in my food processor until a coarse meal, then I add some nutritional yeast and pulse it a little more to combine.
The ratios would be something like 1/2 cup of almonds for maybe 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast. Salt and pepper to taste!
It keeps for ever, but just to be sure I store mine in he fridge.

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Hey, Stefanie, thanks for sharing! New ideas are appreciated!

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Sounds lovely Janice!

Re: Parmesan cheese, I'm not sure if you have a dehydrator, but my version of parmesan cheese is shared in The Rawtarian's Kitchen - but basically, you can make the raw cheese sauce recipe (https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-cheese-sauce) then spread it onto parchment paper thinly and dehydrate for about 7 hours, and then crumble it and it's really tasty, parmesan-cheese style :)

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costellano Huffman's Review

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Great stuff!! Do you soak the walnuts first on use them dry. I have been meatless for about 30 days right after my 38th birthday & loving it. I'm not a great cook, but I want to learn more about how to make simple raw meals. Thanks!!!

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Sounds like you are on a great roll, Costellano!

Soaking is not required in this recipe

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Do you think cashews would work well as a substitute for the walnuts? Unfortunately I am allergic to walnuts, but really want to try this recipe! Thanks!

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Hi Jessica,

In this recipe pecans are the best substitute for walnuts.

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Johnathan's Review

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Just made this! It was quick! I'll be serving it for lunch soon... do you serve it hot or cold?

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Awesome Johnathan! I do it cold

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gloria's Review

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i just got done eating this..let me tell you it was delicious...i made a zucchini boat and filled it with your taco meat,drizzled some of your ranch dressing and enjoyed...it was very tasty but the next time i make it i will make it a little spicier like maybe add some hot peppers...i love spicy ..thank you so much for this recipe...loved it

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Oooooh zucchini boat! #genius

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