Raw Taco Salad

Raw Taco Salad

If salads just don’t seem satisfying to you and you crave texture and a variety of flavors in your meals, this raw taco salad might be just what you’re looking for.

This salad is hearty and full of flavor. It might be a little different than the taco salad you grew up with, but trust me, it’s just as tasty!

The raw walnut taco “meat” really cranks this salad up a notch. The walnut taco meat combined with this creamy cilantro sauce creates the perfect combination to make this a satisfying, yet healthy meal, for either lunch or dinner.

If the thought of making raw walnut taco meat is intimidating, don’t worry. It’s easy peasy.

 

Raw Taco Salad

Ingredients
  

Walnut Meat

  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts Soaked for 2-8 hours. If you don't have time to soak the walnuts, see below for instructions.
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

  • 3/4 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Salad Veggies

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Green Onion
  • Bell Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Begin by soaking your walnuts for 2-8 hours. If you don't have time to soak the walnuts, simply add 1-2 tbps of water to food processor until you reach desired "walnut meat" texture. Start small and add until it looks, tastes and feels right for you.
  • Add all ingredients for walnut meat to food processor or high powered blender and mix until fine and "meaty". Set aside.
  • Add all ingredients for creamy cilantro sauce and add to blender and blender until creamy. Set aside.
  • Chop desired veggies for salad and arrange on a plate. Top with 1/4 cup of walnut taco meat and top with 1-2 tbsp of creamy cilantro sauce.
  • Enjoy! 
    **this will be enough walnut meat for 2 salads**


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