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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Nice presentation, Becca! #yum

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Becca's Review

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This is my favorite raw recipe that I've tried! I've been eating raw for a little I've a week now and I know I'll be making this a lot. Love it!

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Awesome Becca :)

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LoneK's Review

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This recipe (as so many others have) surprised me! AWESOME with my corn chips! :) Another fav for my list! :)

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So glad you liked, Lone! It's a handy, versatile one, this one.

And yummy with corn chips!!!!!!!!!! genius. (I've never tried that combo!)

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Loved it! Turned out just right for me. Have a friend who is not vegetarian. She tried it. Says she will make it at home also.

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That's what I call success, Lindi! Way to spread the raw word :)

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How many cups of sun-dried tomatoes equate to 10? I'm using dried cherry tomatoes.

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Hi Dawna! Thanks for this reminder. I am going to change the instructions to make it more clear:

"1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked for at least one hour, preferably a few hours."

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My husband and I eat a paleo diet, but I come here often for raw recipes. I am pregnant with our second and have been so nauseas I've had to introduce some bread back into my diet, which my skin reacts horribly too. I made this for breakfast this morning on a piece of romaine and it was just the mild, salty, hearty meal that my sensitive tummy needed. If you're struggling with morning sickness I definitely recommend this!

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Awesome Susie! Glad we were able to fortify you and your little one on the way :)

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OMG! I made these in less than 5 minutes and my family is in LOVE! I happened to have a jar of Trader Joes Julienned packed in oil sundried tomatoes so I used half the jar and omitted the olive oil. I also increased the chili powder to about 1/2 TBLS. Filled a romaine leaf, topped it with avocado slices...... heaven on earth! Thank you!!!!

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Awesome Marilyn! Sounds like a great combo and that you made some really nice tweaks. Well done! And thanks for sharing it with us :)

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I spread this taco meat on almond pulp crackers (the pizza recipe) and I added the cashew sour cream on top. I went nuts! Muy sabroso!
Thank you!!!

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Hi Judith,

Um..... yum!!!!!!!!

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xox Aaris :)

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Jenny Bazan's Review

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I really like this! I thought Taco Bell was one of those things I was going to miss! I didn't quite soak the tomatoes for a full hour. I used 10 pieces, I think they were halves. I forgot to put in the oil. I used a cup total of walnuts, pecans, cashews, and some sunflower seeds, because I didn't have a whole cup of walnuts. I was afraid it was going to taste like ketchup because that's what it smelled like processing. A whole tablespoon of cheap (probably dollar store) chili powder, a couple shakes of Penzey's chipotle pepper. I put it on a soft taco shell (not raw, I know, I'm new to this) with a slice of avocado, and it's AWESOME!

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Hi Jenny, so glad it worked out well for you! The oil is important so that might have made it even better for next time!

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I love your website and this recipe. I'm sorry if this question has previously been asked and answered. How long can this dish be stored if refrigerated?

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Hi Althea, This recipe keeps really really well in the fridge. Probably up to 5 days

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I love this recipe!! I'm going to make it for a "Raw Mexican" food potluck my friends and I are having soon. One friend cannot tolerate nuts, so I'm going to substitute sunflower seeds instead. I know the taste will be different, but hopefully it will still turn out well!

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Hi Adrienne, Sunflower seeds are a good choice for this recipe if you can't do nuts.

 

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My boyfriend is allergic to walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts what can I substitute in your recipes for those?

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Hi Katrina,

1. You may find this podcast helpful: https://www.therawtarian.com/rfp05-nut-substitutions  (you can download it in iTunes - look for "raw food podcast" - episode 5)

2. Generally, these groups of nuts can be substituted for one another:

  • creamy nuts: cashews, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, etc.
  • flour-like nuts: almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc.
  • oily nuts: walnuts, pecans, etc.

3. In this recipe, it really does need an oily nut - like pecan or walnut - so best to try a diffferent recipe instead

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