Get Your Groove on With Walnut Tacos

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Total Time
25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the Thrive Kitchen launch, held at vegan chef Matthew Kenney's culinary school and restaurant M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, California. Thrive Kitchen is a spin off of Vega's "Thrive Forward" website and part of their "Vegucation Series", which is a free educational resource for those wanting to lose weight, regulate their diet, and/or learn more about plant based living, exercise, sustainable food sources, and more. The recipe was adapted from Kitchen Cures by Peggy Kotsopoulos. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make the taco seasoning:.
  2. Stir all ingredients together well in a small bowl. Store in a tightly sealed jar.
  3. Make the taco filling:.
  4. Soak the walnuts in water for about an hour. Drain thoroughly.
  5. Process soaked walnuts to the texture of cooked ground beef/turkey.
  6. With the processor running, pour in the olive oil. Scrape into a serving bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning*.
  7. Make the sauce:.
  8. Blend all sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Scrape into a serving bowl. (Start with half a chipotle pepper, taste, and add more to increase spicy heat to your preference).
  9. To Serve:.
  10. Spoon some of the walnut mix into a lettuce leaf.
  11. Spoon some of the sauce over the walnuts and top with toppings of your choice.
  12. Note: You will not need all the taco seasoning for one recipe. Reserve extra seasoning for future use.