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 picked up some sundried tomatoes today to try this recipe, but they came in tomato halves. When you say 10 sundried tomatoes, is that 10 sundried halves or 10 whole tomatoes worth (20 halves)?

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Hmm, great question! I'd never stopped to think about this before.

I took a look at my stash of sundried tomatoes, and I can't even really tell whether they are whole or half! I think they are halves. At any rate, they look a lot like these sundried tomatoes.

So, I think you are correct that what I really mean is ten "halves" of sun-dried tomatoes.

Does that make sense??

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Yep, that makes sense. Those look like halves as the seeds are exposed.

I gave the recipe a shot assuming 10 halves and it was difficult to get down - I had to use quite a bit of lettuce and tomatoes to mask the taste. I think I overdid the cayenne/chili powder.

Have you tried the "taco meat" recipe that calls for coriander and cumin?
http://www.therawtarian.com/community/recipe/spicy-walnut-taco-meat

Or this one?
http://www.live-green-smoothie-diet.com/2009/04/genuinely-meaty-raw-taco-meatwith-chunky-guacamole-and-fresh-cherry-tomato-jalap...

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Now this is a recipe I've been searching for a long time, actually... I am also trying to learn how to make soft corn taco shells so I can make raw tacos for dinner. I LOVED tacos as a child and always got a thrill out of sinking my little teeth into a corn taco shell bursting with tomatoes, diced greens, onions, sour creme and spicey taco meat.

The idea of being able to enjoy a LIVING, Raw version of a favorite childhood food is very appealing, and dare I say it... acceptable! ;)

Thank YOU for sharing the recipe!

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