Jev’s Delicious Tacos

By Jevranne Martel, VO Canada Outreach Coordinator

Tacos with Walnut Taco Meat

This recipe is for one of my favorite meals—so delicious and easy to make!

It’s one of my go-to meals when I’m cooking for people who aren’t vegan, and they’re always extremely impressed.

Jev’s Delicious Tacos

Serves about 2.

Ingredients

Walnut Taco Meat

  • 2 cups walnuts, soaked for at least 4-6 hours (or overnight)
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne

Easy Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Salt to taste

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced into small pieces
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • Salt to taste

Cashew Sour Cream

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked 6-8 hours)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Walnut Meat: Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well-combined. Don’t overprocess—you’ll know this is happening if a paste starts to form.
  2. Guacamole: Mash all of the ingredients together to your preferred guacamole consistency.
  3. Pico de Gallo: Simply combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cashew Sour Cream: Combine cashews and water in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well-combined.
  5. Using soft or hard taco shells, assemble all components of the tacos. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips/Variations

  • The most time-consuming part of this recipe is soaking the walnuts and cashews. I’d recommend soaking them the night before you plan to use them.
  • In addition to the meal components included above, I encourage you to add whatever other toppings you’d like—lettuce, tomatoes, vegan cheese, cilantro, corn, etc.

4 thoughts on “Jev’s Delicious Tacos

  1. I made this for dinner tonight! The walnut taco meat intrigued me so I soaked them this morning along w/ another bowl of cashews and they were ready to go a few hours later. I absolutely loved these tacos! I made the cashew cream, pico de gallo & guacamole. I also added some fresh corn off the cob & shredded lettuce. I piled everything in small flour soft tacos and they were awesome!!! I can’t wait to try these on my friends! I think what I loved the most was the subtle texture + crunch of the walnuts. Also, the fresh toppings made the whole thing amazing. In the past, I have tried tofu for taco meat but I definitely like this better as the walnuts have better texture and absorbed the seasonings perfectly. Can you tell I loved this recipe just a bit?!

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