Raw Vegan Taco Nut ‘Meat’

Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free)
1/2 C Raw Almonds
1/2 C Walnuts
1/3 C Sun Dried Tomatoes loosely packed (If using oil packed, may slightly reduce amount of olive oil added)
1/2 Tsp Chili Powder (or to taste)
1/4 Tsp Cayenne Powder (or to taste)
2 to 4 Tbsp Olive Oil (or hemp, flax, etc.)
Optional: 1 Tsp Salt (or to taste)

Put all ingredients into your Blending Device and Blend for about 30 seconds or until desired texture is reached. Don’t overblend and pulverize the mixture, or you will have taco meat spread rather than chunky taco “meat”.

This will keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

Note: The flavors marry and develop better after approximately 6-12 hours, so I like to make it in the morning for that night’s dinner if possible.

Note with the nuts: You can use all almonds, all walnuts, all cashews, or all macadamia nuts or a combo.  Or, incorporate some seeds in.  I happen to like almonds and walnuts but use what you like or have on hand.  Nuts are expensive and I use Trader Joe’s which may not be technically raw.  Nor do I care.  Click Here to See What Items I Always Keep in My Pantry.
Note with the seasonings: You could also use a prepared taco seasoning mix like McCormick’s but that adds way too much sodium, onions, and garlic powder for my liking

Put all ingredients into your Blending Device and Blend

Nuts

Add Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Seasonings, and Oil

30 Seconds Later…

…Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”

If you want to make this ahead of time, it will keep in the fridge for about 4 days without any issue.  An in fact, the flavors marry better after about 6-12 hours, so I like to make it in the morning for that night’s dinner.

The seasoning blend makes you think you’re really eating taco meat.  This is a great recipe for those reluctant to plant-based meals because the heartiness and heaviness of the nuts with their protein and fat, as well as the familiar spices, and the slightly crunchy factor of the “meat” will convert any doubters!

 At this point, you can do just about anything with the “meat”…

Savory Meal Recipes, Ideas, and Links:

Add the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” to my Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce

My Vegan Sweet Ginger-Cumin-Lime Dipping Sauce that blows the pants off Sour Cream!

Fajitas Assembled with Sauce Slathered Drizzled

See the sauce drooling pooling off?
 Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce

Or, put the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” into Soft Taco Wraps, and gently heat them in the micro or stove to make Vegan Quesadillas with the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”

Or, wrap the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” in Cabbage Leaves for a “Raw Taco” similar to what I did Here when I made Raw Vegan Cabbage Wraps

 Raw Vegan Cabbage Wraps

Or Use the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” as a Filling for my Raw Vegan Cucumber Wraps

Or you could swap out the Cucumber for zucchini and wrap those.  Cukes or zukes, doesn’t matter.

 

Or, put the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” in Romaine Boats similar to what I did with my Sweet & Tangy Chicken-Less Salad

Sweet-n-Tangy Chicken-Less Salad

Or, take the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” and do like I did with my Sweet-n-Nutty Un-Chicky Salad Recipe:

Just a big scoop on top of a bed of fresh greens!
 Sweet-n-Nutty Un-Chicky Salad
The possibilities are endless what you can do with all Nut Pates including the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”!

I scooped out some of the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”mixture and plated it on top of dressed Romaine, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers for a deconstructed Raw Vegan Taco Salad

Scott hates beans but black, kidney, or garbanzo beans would be great here.

Corn would be good with the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” or make my Mango & Lime Corn Salsa

Here’s the Mango & Lime Corn Salsa on top of Greens

Garnish the Raw Taco Salad with Cheese or Cheeze.

If you need non-dairy cheeze recipes, check my Nooch Post for Recipes!

I think my Raw Cheddar Dipping Sauce would be Great with the Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”

Enjoy your Raw Taco Salad with Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat” and I hope you’ve been inspired to make something new for dinner tonight!

Dessert was a few No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (with a High Protein Option)

When Are You Making These?

 

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10 Responses to “Raw Vegan Taco Nut ‘Meat’”

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    kristin — May 17, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I find it hilarious that you eat raw, are amazing at yoga, and yet you use non-organic shampoos, soaps and likely lotions.
    Toxins, preservatives, chemicals can leach into your body through your skin and scalp through your bath products, just as much your food can.

    You’ve done everything else right, now switch over to organic, natural bath products.

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    • kat replied: — July 19th, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Organic is better but the majority still contain tons of chemicals, toxins and preservatives. In fact, the term “organic” is ridiculous. After all, once you’ve contaminated it with chemicals, toxins and preservatives it’s no longer organic. Using the term “organic” is good way for companies to get you to pay more to poison your body. Also, please be advised that in the U.S manufactures do not have to list their “secret” ingredients.

      Personally, I don’t put anything on my body that I wouldn’t put in my mouth and eat. I use water, a body brush [which negates the need for lotion]. On my face I use coconut oil in the warm months and sesame oil in the cold months.

      Here’s a link to a line of products created by a woman I deeply respect. I don’t use her products personally but she is very careful about what goes in them. http://www.annmariegianni.com/

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    christa — June 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This is an awesome resource! Thank you so much for putting all these recipes up and sharing your food journey! I will definetly start subscribing! We recently switched our family eating to whole foods, plant based eating. Thank you for this blog- it already feels leas stressful to think of creative recipes, my not so eager 8 year old daughter will surely be grateful! ;)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — June 30th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      This post is from almost 3 years ago and although my blog has a different focus and feel now than then, I love this recipe and it’s so easy & flavorful!

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