Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" over salad

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

Ingrediens for Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"

Put all ingredients into your Blending Device and Blend

Nuts
Nuts in blender

Add Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Seasonings, and Oil

Sun Dried Tomatoes in bagMexican Chili Powder and Cayenne Red Pepper bottles Tomatoes and spices added to nutsSide view of ingredients for Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"

30 Seconds Later…

Blended up ingredients
…Raw Vegan Taco Nut “Meat”
Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" in container

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.

Finished Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"

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!

Close up of Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"
 At this point, you can do just about anything with the “meat”…
 
 
Close up of Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" showing chopped nuts

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

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!

Vegan Sweet Ginger-Cumin-Lime Dipping Sauce

Fajitas Assembled with Sauce Slathered Drizzled

Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce on tortillas
See the sauce drooling pooling off?
Close up of 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”

Vegan Quesadillas with side salad on plate

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

Close up of Raw Vegan Cabbage Wraps
Hand holding one Raw Vegan Cabbage WrapInside view of Raw Vegan Cabbage Wrap

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

Container full of Raw Vegan Cucumber Wraps

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

 Side view of Raw Vegan Cucumber Wraps

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

Sweet & Tangy Chicken-Less Salad on romaine leaves

Close up of Sweet & 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!
Salad topped with Sweet-n-Nutty Un-Chicky Salad
Close up of 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

 
 
Salad topped with Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" on top of salad
Scott hates beans but black, kidney, or garbanzo beans would be great here.
Close up of Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat"Close up of Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" on salad

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

Mango & Lime Corn Salsa in container
Close up of Mango & Lime Corn Salsa
Here’s the Mango & Lime Corn Salsa on top of Greens
Mango & Lime Corn Salsa tossed with salad
Close up of Mango & Lime Corn Salsa tossed with salad

Garnish the Raw Taco Salad with Cheese or Cheeze.

Raw Taco Salad

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”

Raw Cheddar Dipping Sauce in blender
Raw Vegan Taco Nut "Meat" over salad
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)

Stacked No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in container
When Are You Making These?
Close up of stacked No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BallsClose up of one No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

 

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