This vegan walnut taco meat is a great plant-based option to boost your protein and still get your taco fix. Works great in any mexican dish by swapping out traditional "taco meat" with this recipe.
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired, Plant-Based
Keyword: gluten free recipe, low sugar recipe, weight loss recipe
Author: Jen Hansard
Soak walnuts in medium bowl with water for at least 8 hours. If you don't have that much time, you can do flash soaking (see notes below)
Drain and rinse well. Place the drained walnuts, tamari, and spices into a food processor.
Pulse until the walnuts are chopped and look like ground (minced) meat.
Taste and add more spices if desired.
Store in airtight container until ready to assemble tacos.
Flash soaking nuts: boil 2 cups of water and pour over walnuts. Allow to soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour and continue making the recipe. Please note that flash soaking does destroy some of the nutrients in the walnuts.
You can add lemon juice when soaking walnuts to neutralize and break down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors found in nuts.