I had a taste for Tacos and since I am not eating bread, I chose to use the romaine lettuce in my fridge as a substitute. If I had collard leaves, I would have trimmed the stalk and used those. So I found a recipe for walnut meat on www.onegreenplanet.org and proceeded to make my tacos. Test it for yourself, and tell me how you like it:
- Walnut Taco Meat
- 1-1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp tamari or reduced salt soy sauce
- 1 tsp oregano (I used Italian seasoning)
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp Himalayan Pink Salt (If you are watching your salt intake, reduce or omit)
- ⅛ tsp cayenne
- 6 grape or cherry tomatoes chopped
- 1 avocado cut in small pieces (you can also use 3 Tablespoons of guacamole)
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ½ cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 3 or 4 TBSP salsa
- Blend all ingredients to desired consistency.
- My Vitamix did the job.
- You may want to leave some small walnut chunks in it for the texture.
- Taste and adjust your seasonings as you would like.
- Chop 6 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut avocado in small pieces, sprinkle lemon juice over avocados, and chop scallions.
- Wash and pat dry 3 romaine lettuce leaves (if you want to use corn or wheat tortillas, feel free and warm in the oven for a few minutes.)
- I used lettuce because I am avoiding bread right now. It is my way of reducing this midriff bulge.
- Also, if you have gluten allergies, this is a great option.
- Spread 3 teaspoons or more of walnut meat on each lettuce leaf, then avocado, tomatoes, cabbage, scallions and salsa.
- Fold the lettuce leaf and dig in.
- Make sure you have a fork handy, unless you like using your finger utensils, because some of the goodness is bound to fall out.
- There will be enough walnut meat left to make three more.
This recipe includes ingredients that taste good and benefit your health. Just to highlight a few:
• Walnuts contain properties that support heart health, metabolism, brain health, control weight and fight cancer. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/19/7-walnuts-benefits.asp
• Tomatoes are low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol. They are a good source of fiber, Vitamins A, C and potassium making them great for your overall health. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2682/2
• Avocados are loaded with nutrients that maintain body health http://www.avocadocentral.com/nutrition/avocado-nutrition-health-facts-label
Costco- Walnuts, Romaine, Avocados, Lemons, Himalayan Pink Salt
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