Walnut Tacos Recipe

Surprise your family with this meatless taco recipe that’s so good you won’t know it’s made with walnuts!


Serves 4 to 5

2 cups walnuts

1/8 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons taco seasoning

5 taco shells, soft

Avocado cilantro sauce

1½ avocados, skin and seed removed

2 garlic cloves

1 cup cilantro, fresh

Juice from 1½ limes

Soak the walnuts in water for about an hour. Drain thoroughly. In a food processor or blender, grind the walnuts to a texture of cooked ground meat. Add the olive oil and taco seasoning. Process again until well combined. Next, combine all the sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Portion the walnut mixture on the tortillas and top with the avocado cilantro sauce.

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Calories: 481 | Total Fat: 40 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Fiber: 6 g | Total Sugar: 8 g | Protein: 8 g | Sodium: 246 mg | Vitamin A: 14 ug | Vitamin C: 9 mg | Calcium: 76 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Folate: 112 ug

*From USDA Nutrient Database

Forward Food is a program by the Humane Society of the United States dedicated to providing resources to help dining programs choose to replace meat with protein-packed, plant-based foods. Through Forward Food, food service directors, major corporations, restaurant chains, chefs, dietitians and NGOs are using plant-based foods to grow a healthier, more sustainable food system.

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