Walnut ‘Meat’ Tacos

Perfect served in corn or flour tacos, layered up with all the toppings! Guacamole, salsa or pickled cabbage would work really well. Adjust the dried chilli flakes to taste, add more if you like spicier food.

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30 mins
Intermediate
4 SERVERS

Nutrition per serving

Energy

365.3 kcal

Fat

30.2 g

Saturates

1.8 g

Carbs

16.0 g

Sugars

2.8 g

Fiber

4.9 g

Protein

8.3 g

Salt

1.8 g

Nutrition per serving

Energy

365.3 kcal

Fat

30.2 g

Saturates

1.8 g

Carbs

16.0 g

Sugars

2.8 g

Fiber

4.9 g

Protein

8.3 g

Salt

1.8 g
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PREP TIME

20 min

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COOK TIME

10 min

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TOTAL TIME

30 mins

Ingredients

Mexican style taco seasoning:

Method

  1. 1. Firstly, make the Mexican style taco seasoning. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Store in a glass jar until ready to use.
    2. Next, in a food processor add the walnuts, onions, garlic and drained sun-dried tomatoes.
    3. Pulse until chunky and slightly coarse. The mix should resemble minced meat.
    4. Meanwhile, add the oil to a frying pan and warm through.
    5. Transfer the walnut ‘meat’ mix to the frying pan and fry until slightly golden, for about 5 minutes.
    6. Add the taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Finally, add the tamari. Cook for a couple more minutes then add the lime juice.
    8. To serve, spoon into corn or flour mini wraps, then top with your favourite taco ingredients.

Tips

To minimise food waste store nuts/seeds out of direct light and heat and always in an airtight container.
Making ‘meat’ out of nuts such as walnuts or almonds is a great way to create maximum flavour in minimum time, with a great level of healthy fats. You can fry nut ‘meat’ as this recipe does or keep it raw, both ways give a great texture. Nut ‘meat’ is perfect as part of tacos, burritos or nachos or as the main protein in a salad.

Ingredients

Mexican style taco seasoning:

Method

  1. 1. Firstly, make the Mexican style taco seasoning. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Store in a glass jar until ready to use.
    2. Next, in a food processor add the walnuts, onions, garlic and drained sun-dried tomatoes.
    3. Pulse until chunky and slightly coarse. The mix should resemble minced meat.
    4. Meanwhile, add the oil to a frying pan and warm through.
    5. Transfer the walnut ‘meat’ mix to the frying pan and fry until slightly golden, for about 5 minutes.
    6. Add the taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Finally, add the tamari. Cook for a couple more minutes then add the lime juice.
    8. To serve, spoon into corn or flour mini wraps, then top with your favourite taco ingredients.

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