You could also add it to a Perfect Roasted Sweet Potato with Garlicky Guacamole, Easy Red Salsa, and a little Vegan Sour Cream for the ultimate decadent (yet healthy) meal! Perfect for Taco Tuesdays! Seriously, I become a devout vegan all over again! Glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jessica! I usually buy Morningstar crumbles to make tacos, sloppy joes, etc., but it’s loaded with salt. Thanks for sharing (lovely name btw). We are glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed it, Genevieve! Hello Dana! Aug 31, 2020 - Easy, delicious, 10-minute vegan taco "meat" made with walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, spices, and peppers! Need help? Thanks ? I used Jalapeños instead of Habeneros only because no Habeneros in the grocery store. My boyfriend is actually the one who requested I make it again, so it passes the ultimate test. But this is very filling b/c the walnuts are so calorie-dense. I can’t wait to use this filling in other dishes as well, like pasta with pesto, lasagna…. Cheers, friends! Very tasty and very fast! That’s a great idea! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 4-5 days or up to 1 month in the freezer. Amazing raw tacos! I know they add texture and alot of umami flavor here but I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of a good substitute because I think the spices will add so much flavor on their own that the recipe is not depend totally on the tomatoes. I’ve seen a few different recipes, but this is the first one I saw with sundried tomatoes (I used a drained jar in oil as that’s what I had on hand. Do the walnuts in this stay kind of crunchy? It will keep for months, and allows you to add as little or as much as you like to recipes. Oh, I used pecans instead of walnuts, also what I had on hand… great recipe, highly recommend! Any sub for tomatoes b/c of nightshade allergy? Thanks so much for lovely review, Desiree. Amazing recipe!!! About; Shop; Cookbook; Blogger Resources; All Recipes; Vegan; Gluten-Free; Search for. Rich and hearty-my husband and son raved and wanted seconds. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Add to tacos, nachos, salads, and more! I had 3 tacos and have enough left for at least 6 more. I will definitely try again. (plus more as needed // or sub half the amount in oil), (rinsed and drained // we used canned — see notes if cooking raw lentils // or sub black or pinto beans), (plus more to taste // spice blend should contain chili powder, cumin, oregano, etc. I did not have radish on hand so I used bibb lettuce. You can use anything. But, no! This is truly the easiest and yummiest taco meat recipe I found and hello healthy! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Crystal! Easy, 30-minute vegan macaroni salad with a tangy-sweet dressing. Thank you. This creates the perfect texture while providing tons of healthy fat and protein. This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which mock the texture of meat, and lentils, which add plenty of plant-based protein. Thanks for sharing that tip! The flavour was perfect (went easy on the chipotle in adobo). We used the small jar on the Blendtec to blend half of it and that made the consistency ideal as a taco filling. We hope you LOVE this vegan taco “meat”! added a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a kick and added ~1/4 cup of salsa in to give it a tomatoey saucey texture rather than blending a portion of it. Maybe the fire roasted ones in a jar. I scaled it up to 5C and used an entire can of chipotle peppers in adobo since I didn’t have habanero’s or sundried tomatoes on hand. Cooked lentils are added next for plant protein and fiber. Whole Foods was out of the sun-dried tomatoes that come in resealable baggies, so I had to make it with the oil-packed ones. Easy Vegan Truffles. 1 min read. We didn’t even need a dressing for the salads. (And BTW, your website is a major source of inspiration for this transition). Made these tonight for “Taco Tuesday”. He snuck some onto the kids’ plates also and we didn’t get any complaints! Love, love, love….this is the best “taco meat” I have made yet, and believe me I have tried many due to my love of mexican food. Very savory and flavorful and an excellent way for me to transition to a plant-based diet. This recipe starts with raw walnuts, which are blitzed into a fine meal. Fairly new to your site and am blown away! Made it today! xo. We could also see it being a lovely addition to dishes like our Tortilla Soup, 1-Pot Lentil Chili, and Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas! I was really excited about this because as a Vegan, everything is a taco. Perfect hot day meal! Xo. My daughter found this one over the summer and we revisited it last night and it is fantastic. It tasted AMAZING! BTW looks yummy can’t wait to give this recipe a whirl! That’s spicy, chewy, flavorful, and crazy fast. Thank you! I served on hard taco shells and soft tortillas and both were amazing. *If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil, this will add more potentially unwanted moisture to the spice mixture. Baked until hot and crispy. Never thought I would be using supplies for a pandemic though! The spicy vegan spread used on the avocado toast served at upper left coffee in portland! What do you think about substituting walnuts with cashews? My kids (15 & 9) have even loved the recipes and are eating vegetables they never knew existed before. I’ve seen those in similar recipes. Our family decided to make a change for our health and your recipes have made it SO much easier than I thought it would be. Vegan. Ty, Thanks so much for the lovely review, Lisa. This was so great. Thanks for sharing, Liliya! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Claire! So excited to try it Dana! Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt for saltiness, garlic for more “zing,” peppers for … Looks great tho! Thank you for sharing. I think it would be awesome cooked in a skillet! See more ideas about Recipes, Vegan recipes, Vegetarian recipes. Any thoughts? Please try this! A creamy, hummus-based vegan Caesar Dressing in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients! Yum! I can’t wait to make this for friends, vegan and meat eaters alike. Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful, 1-pot dish! I did not use the fresh chili pepper or garlic because my daughter-in-law can’t digest it so I just used the dried spices. Let us show you how it’s done! May 9, 2016 - 30-minute crispy baked tacos with homemade pinto beans and pineapple sauce! I was looking for an alternate to tofu and I think just found a winner! So sorry if I am repeating a already answered question. This recipe is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, Allie! Absolutely fantastic! Thank you again! Put it all together in tacos topped with chopped tomato and a cashew jalapeno sauce that I whipped up. What can I say, I love salt! The perfect thing to quell my spice cravings. We have been looking for a substitute for soy meat to use in tacos, salads, and other recipes, and this was perfect! I’ll be making this again and again! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. I made this for dinner tonight. I used less water; the world didn’t end. Mar 21, 2017 - A modern twist on a classic salad. Reheat on the stovetop until hot, adding water or broth as needed to add moisture back in. Garnished with red onion, cilantro, avocado and cherry tomatoes. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. This is it! I’m trying to slowly incorporate more and more plant-based meals into our diet… so always a big hit when the kids enjoy it. and it worked great. I made this to take camping last summer to make taco bowls. Fortunately husband and I have jobs we can work from home. Hope you enjoy! I omitted the sweetener and it still tasted great. Need to grind the walnuts a bit finer than you think as I found the mixture a bit too coarse. Sweet, spicy. Amazingly perfectly spicy (for me). Sorry for the weird question, but this looks so good I have to ask. Thanks so much for the lovely review! Hi there! Just want to make sure I do not give my friend something she is not going to eat. Thank you!! This particular recipe calls for only a few tablespoons of the walnut mixture wrapped in a red cabbage leaf with salsa, guacamole, lettuce… it’s delicious and the walnut “meat” adds great flavor! Super happy. Let the corn cool to the touch, then carefully slice the corn off the cob with a sharp knife. Holy s$&@! Thanks so much! It will be in our normal rotation and I shared with many friends. Have never tried ‘raw’ before but it was awesome. Perfect! I’m not sure it would work as well, but if you give it a try, just be sure to not over-blend! Veganized 7-layer salad with fresh vegetables, crunchy coconut bacon, and vegan mayonnaise dressing! I added some cooked brown rice and black beans to the mix afterwards which was hearty and so flavorful that I had to write in! We used canned lentils to keep this recipe extra quick and simple, but cooking them from dry is also an option (see instructions below). My kids enjoy it as tacos, I threw it on a salad, and my husband ate it plain. Need help? This recipe makes a large batch. Not surprised, of course, but I was worried about the 3 cups of walnuts. Thanks for sharing your subs, Rebecca! The perfect balance of spice and smokiness, and loaded with protein and healthy fats. I don’t think you’ll “fool” people into thinking it’s meat, but it was like super delicious bean base for taco night. But it worked on the tacos! Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! I plan to make the recipe as follows and include it alongside the meat, reducing the meat intake as well as the nut. I am not a skilled person in the kitchen, but this was so easy and came together so quickly! Plus, in order to form them into tortillas that hold fillings, they need to be cooked. My picky 11 yo even loved it, which is impressive as he doesn’t like anything new. It’s PERFECT for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos, and more! Every one of your recipes has been a winner on my table. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Melissa! This recipe was perfect. Looking forward to trying other recipes here. Thanks so much for the lovely review! I will definitely make this again. Definitely a repeater. I wouldn’t change a thing! This recipe is on the weeknight meal rotation. Super super filling too, which isn’t bad either but I tend to shove tacos in my face like it’s the last meal I’ll ever eat, so I definitely paid for it later. Yay! Thanks, Nicole! Thanks, Dana! I never knew walnut meat was so easy to make. I think you can tone down the cumin just a little. This lentil meat is so delicious, I’ve made it 2x this week. Thank you for your time creating this recipe. Even my omnivorous boyfriend thinks so! She ate them in the tacos, I ate threw it on top of a salad and my husband ate it with rice. I understand that it’s healthy fats and provides good energy however, is there a lower calorie substitute I could use? I made it into taco salad and I didn’t find it to lack anything without a dressing or salsa. So spicy! Plant based and so good you could fool even the most meat-and-potato-only loving folks. Thanks for sharing! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Trying to think what else might work here…. Let us know if you have trouble doing so! Similar flavors, but more simple. Thanks so much for sharing! But soy sauce is saltier so start with less and work your way up. (Note: I used a mixture of pecans and cashews, as my sister is allergic to wallnuts) I served mine on corn tortillas with butter lettuce, purple cabbage, avacados, and a simple vegan cheese sauce (basically hummus and salsa), and it was absolutely delicious. I just use whatever is fresh in my garden! Thank you for sharing… the struggle for good plant based food is real, and this site never fails. My daughter (12) made this last night and it was a hit! Better than restaurant quality and great colors. Second time making this and wow – so good and so easy!!! Delicious filling! Hello Dana! ), a food drink post from the blog Minimalist Baker on Bloglovin’ AND to top it off, it’s raw! xo. Whoop! Thanks for sharing, Isabel! Made this today and glad I tried it. The perfect balance of spice and smokiness, and loaded with protein and healthy fats. Very yummy! This would make the perfect item to add to things like tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, and more. Love that idea, thanks for sharing! I feel like folks born in the 70s going forward have had a pretty easy ride. For just one person, I found it outlasted my desire to eat it after the 3 day. This is so good! Thanks so much for this recipe… for tacos which were absolutely delicious! This will be one of my go to recipies. Thanks. See more ideas about recipes, minimalist baker, baker recipes. You could try subbing another cheaper seed of choice, such as sunflower, or a less expensive nut (maybe almond?). The sweet potato definitely gave it more of a dense consistency, perhaps more like taco meat. Minimalist Baker. That being said they still have texture. 6 views. Thank you! To cook lentils from scratch, rinse ~3/4 cup (~144 g) lentils (as original recipe is written — adjust quantities as needed) under cool water. This is honestly the most delicious taco “meat” I’ve eaten since going vegetarian 3 years ago. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like an amazing meal! Thanks to anyone who can answer. Jul 13, 2016 - Vegan Nicoise Salad (30 minutes! Holy crap this is so good! Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! https://www.brandnewvegan.com/recipes/the-best-vegan-taco-salad I want to make non spicy ? Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Add to tacos, nachos, salads, and more! I have tried similar recipes with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and they turned out great! If you’re trying to do truly raw tacos, I’d suggest lettuce wraps! Xo. I was wondering what to do with all my walnuts… Perfect recipe! It was super easy, yummy, quick and versatile. Mar 21, 2017 - A modern twist on a classic salad. I made these for dinner tonight and they were absolutely delicious! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. They will lose only the bitter aftertaste of the phytic acid, tannin and anti-digestive enzymes. Our FREE 49-Page Fan Favorites e-Book has 20 recipes we think you’ll LOVE! Sorry but this is the exact same as your one-pot barbacoa (which has been a go-to for me for months!) I did make this ALL WRONG and it came out so right!!! Good luck! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Schneia. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Benita! This was delicious, we omitted the habanero because we didn’t have any on hand. I used the precooked lentils in the fridge aisle from Trader Joe’s. No matter. Thank you for this great recipe! Let’s do this! Thanks so much! Our plant-based version is not traditional, but is inspired by the same minimalist concept and flavors. Thanks in advance! I used date nectar as my sweetener – just a little bit – and it does indeed balance the heat of the chipotles in adobo sauce (my choice of heat packing pepper). However, this mexican flavor is a whole new twist and I loved it. This will be a regular in our house now! I have a recipe that calls for soaking walnuts overnight and then rinsing and dehydrating them. Oct 10, 2018 - Easy, 10-ingredient vegan potato salad with red potatoes, fresh vegetables, and a tangy garlic-herb cashew sauce! Thanks so much for sharing! Husband enjoyed the flavour, too. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Ellen! This recipe looks genius, what would you think about using lentils instead of walnuts or any other seed or nut? You want to feel like a million bucks and never get a cavity again? Same deal as sugars and other carbs. It’s made with delicious wholesome raw ingredients and ready in 10 minutes. Then remove the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes more or until the carrots are tender and the color has deepened. Thanks so much for the lovely review! did you know nuts have the highest levels of PHYTIC acid – which leaches out the nutrients in your body! :). We are glad you enjoyed it :D. Are you able to compare the texture of your pecan/cashew version to the walnut version? Healthy vegan taco salad minimalist baker, TONS of smoky spices there ’ s it add to,... 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