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Nutty Tacos

Article and Photo By Lilly and Audrey, The Twin Chefs

These tacos may be one of the best recipes for fooling your taste buds! It pretty much breaks the laws of tasting physics, because we transform raw walnuts into… taco meat! The walnuts are covered in spices so they taste and resemble ground beef.

 

 


Nutty Tacos

  • 1 ½ cups raw walnuts, rough chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, minced 
  • 3 medium tomatoes, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 ½ cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • ½ feta cheese block
  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment, set aside. In a bowl chop and stir together, the tomatoes, scallion, cilantro, lime juice, remaining teaspoon olive oil, and stir again, set aside. Shred the lettuce and crumble the feta cheese, set aside.

    2.  Prepare the taco filling by pulse chopping in a food processor the walnuts, cumin, chili powder, salt, and olive oil  into  about ¼ inch pieces. (Walnuts can be chopped by hand and olive oil and spices stirred in.) Pour onto the parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 6 minutes until toasted. Remove from the oven and set aside until ready to assemble tacos.

    3. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat and heat each tortilla for until warmed. To assemble the tacos, on each tortilla put a small amount of shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato mixture, walnut mixture, and feta cheese. Serves 4

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