Did you know walnuts can be used as a substitute for meat? I am not taking crazy pills, I swear. When you throw walnuts into a food processor along with certain spices, you end up with a taco meat-like consistency that is an EXCELLENT source of protein, 12 grams to 1 cup, to be exact. If you’re someone who wants a creative and cholesterol-free way to get your protein, then I highly suggest you try walnut meat tacos.
I’ve also cooked up some other Mexican-inspired recipes to compliment the walnut meat and these recipes can also double as a meal prep for one week. Mexican quinoa salad, and spicy potatoes au gratin after the jump.
Walnut Meat Tacos
- 2 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 2 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 3 portobello mushrooms (diced)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
Satuee mushrooms in olive oil for 5-7 minutes on low heat. Sautee bell peppers on low heat for 3-5 minutes. Drain. Mix in with mushrooms
Mix walnut meat ingredients into a vitamix or food processor on the low setting. Drain.