Healthy Dinner: Raw Taco Salad (Rawco)

 

Raw Vegan Taco (Rawco) Salad - Peaceful Dumpling

Walnut “meat,” guacamole, salsa and loads of veggies for a filling and delicious meal! It’s extremely simple to make, and when I had it at a vegan restaurant the walnut meat freaked me out by how texturally similar it was to what I remember meat being like. Delicious living food is infinitely better, for you, and the animals :)
This is a higher fat meal than I normally make, but it’s 100% raw living food, and who doesn’t love taco salad? For a low fat version, omit the taco meat–it’s still delicious, I promise!
Raw Vegan Taco (Rawco) Salad - Peaceful Dumpling

Raw Taco Salad (Rawco)

Serves 2

For the “Walnot meat”:
1c walnuts, soaked at least 5 hours to overnight
6 sundried tomatoes soaked with the walnuts
2 tsp taco seasoning (I got it in the bulk food section of my grocer, it’s a mix of salt, chile powder, cumin, garlic, oregano, and onion powder)
2 tsp tamari
Lemon juice, to taste–I used an entire lemon!

You can either use a food processor (I think the texture comes out better) or a blender to combine the ingredients. The longer you soak the walnuts, the easier it will be to blend and the better the texture will be.

For the Corn Chips:
2 Ears of corn, blended

Pour the blended corn onto a teflex sheet or parchment paper, spread out to a crepe like consistency and dehydrate for 5-8 hours or until crisp. You may add salt to the mixture if you’d like. Cut or break into chip pieces, or smaller bite size crunchy strips!

Raw Vegan Taco (Rawco) Salad - Peaceful Dumpling Raw Vegan Taco (Rawco) Salad - Peaceful Dumpling
Low Fat Guacamole:
1/2 an avocado
1 zucchini
Raw salsa to taste (I got some at the health food store)

Blend all ingredients. It will be super yummy and you wont even notice the zucchini! If you’re making this ahead of time, squeeze lemon juice on it to keep the color.

Veggie mix:
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 ear of corn
1.5 handfuls cilantro, minced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tomatoes, chopped

Combine all ingredients, mix well and let the flavors marinate in the fridge while the walnuts are soaking.

When everything is ready, finely chop 1 head of romaine lettuce and top with ingredients, and some raw salsa!

Raw Vegan Taco (Rawco) Salad - Peaceful Dumpling

 

Also by Jessica: Simply Creamy Vegan Mushroom and Corn Pasta

More Raw recipes: Raw Wrap with Fresh Sprouts

Raw Stuffed Grape Leaves

 

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Photo: Jessica Ferguson

 

Jessica Ferguson

Jessica Ferguson

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Jessica Ferguson is your typical super-powered vegan living in sunny San Marcos, Texas. Alongside her trusty canine companion, Hamlet the Great, she seeks to rid the world of all evil using the brilliant, vibrant powers of fruit and veggies. Her hobbies include reading, hugging trees, talking to basil, and turning everything into smoothies. To some, she is a legend...to others, just a vegan.
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