plant-based walnut tacos


plant based tacos

this rawcipe is a plant-based walnut taco building experience. it’s not quite chipotle but, in my opinion, it’s better because you can make it at home. it’s as simple as having seasoned walnut taco meat, great guacamole and a head of purple cabbage on hand.

in no way shape or form am i a chipotle hater. it’s a great, mostly healthy, fast food joint that seems to have food morals  i’m happy to support. when i’ve been in with friends i found there to be no shortage of fresh veggies making it easy to build a satisfying vegan meal.

by the way, one area i excel in while working with health clients is helping them navigate through social settings while making the healthiest choices available. i. e. chipotle, happy hours and holidays.

even if you hit up a truck stop in the middle of nowhere you’re bound to find dark chocolate, unsalted nuts and fresh water. healthy fats, a touch of protein and clean hydration is a trifecta of travel companions. it is possible to be social, have fun and be healthy.

plant based taco toppings

i digress. back to the building of burritos or tacos if you will. the toppings can vary but my favorites are:

seasoned walnut taco meat

fresh greens

shredded purple cabbage

shredded carrots

shredded jicima

sliced radish



plant based taco shells

for the shells:

purple cabbage: with a paring knife make a small cut at the bottom of an outside leaf and peel from the edges. it’s a rolling in from the edges and while being careful they will almost ‘pop’ off in one piece.

any large leafed greens will work as well such as: collards, chard, romaine

for the taco:

place a cabbage ‘shell‘ on a plate. fill with walnut taco meat, great guacamole, and other toppings of your choice. grab with confidence and saddle up for taco night!

what are your favorite taco toppings? comment below, i’d love new ideas.


16 Responses to “plant-based walnut tacos”
  1. Alicia says:

    This looks so good I’ve made similar with sunflower seeds. All your recipes look so tasty! I’m going to have to try this one too!

  2. Oh my goodness, these are so pretty!!! What a great alternative to traditional tacos, and so much healthier.

  3. im absolutely loving the idea of walnut taco meat..i have tried making pesto sauce with it but faux-meat sounds fantastic!

    • Jessica says:

      it really is fantastic and much better for you than the processed faux-meat from the store i tried once. let me know what you think!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    This is such a creative idea for Taco Tuesday! I love it!

    xo, Elizabeth |

  5. What an interesting idea. I would like to try this.

  6. Alicia says:

    We do Taco Tuesday every week and get a bit bored sometimes, going to switch it up next week with these!

  7. This looks delicious. I will definitely be adding these to the meal plan!

  8. Kate says:

    These sound so delicious! I need to try walnut filling for tacos. I have been hearing about for awhile now.

  9. These tacos look and sound amazing! I was really curious about the walnut taco meat, so I checked that out on your site, too. How amazing! Can’t wait to give that a try. Very creative & delicious recipe!

  10. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    Using walnuts as taco meat has never crossed my mind. That’s an amazing idea! These look so good, and I can’t wait to try them. I bet they taste wonderful.

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