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raw walnut meat tacos_hot for food

raw walnut meat tacos

This savory seasoned walnut mixture in these raw tacos might just convince you to go vegan! 

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword meatless tacos, raw walnut tacos, vegan tacos
Prep Time 25 minutes
refrigerate 12 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Lauren Toyota


walnut meat (makes 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1 C raw walnuts, soaked for 20 minutes in hot water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil

marinated mushrooms

raw tacos & toppings


  1. Drain and rinse the walnuts. In a food processor, grind up the nuts, spices, salt, and low-sodium soy sauce or tamari. While the food processor is running on low, drizzle in the olive oil, and continue to process until everything is well combined and looks like a fine meal. This doesn't take long at all!

  2. For the mushrooms, toss them in olive oil, low-sodium soy sauce or tamari, and sea salt, until well coated. Let them sit in the fridge overnight in an air tight container, or if you have a food dehydrator you can lay them out evenly on the non-stick sheets and dehydrate at 105°F for 40 minutes.
  3. Assemble the tacos with walnut meat, marinated mushrooms, broccoli hemp tabbouleh, tomato, green onion and vegan sour cream.

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