Tuesday Taco – Vegan Taco with Nut Meat

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:

Tuesday Taco - Vegan Taco with Nut Meat
 
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Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 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
  • Topping
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients to desired consistency.
  2. My Vitamix did the job.
  3. You may want to leave some small walnut chunks in it for the texture.
  4. Taste and adjust your seasonings as you would like.
  5. Chop 6 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut avocado in small pieces, sprinkle lemon juice over avocados, and chop scallions.
  6. 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.)
  7. I used lettuce because I am avoiding bread right now. It is my way of reducing this midriff bulge.
  8. Also, if you have gluten allergies, this is a great option.
  9. Spread 3 teaspoons or more of walnut meat on each lettuce leaf, then avocado, tomatoes, cabbage, scallions and salsa.
  10. Fold the lettuce leaf and dig in.
  11. Make sure you have a fork handy, unless you like using your finger utensils, because some of the goodness is bound to fall out.
  12. 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

Food Sources:
Costco- Walnuts, Romaine, Avocados, Lemons, Himalayan Pink Salt
Are you interested in learning to prepare delicious, healthy, plant-based dishes to your eating plan? Feel free to contact me: darrilynvj@deliciouslife.com

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