Wrap Up These Raw Vegan Tacos

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These fresh tacos are filled with a delicious rich “cheeze” made of cashews and cilantro, and topped with a crumbled nut “meat” of heart-healthy walnuts and spices. The cheeze keeps for three or four days in the fridge and the meat for up to a week.

Serving tips: Scoop the cashew mixture on top of a salad, or serve as a dip with sliced carrots and cucumbers. The walnut mixture also is great sprinkled over a salad or on soup.

FOR CASHEW-CILANTRO “CHEEZE”:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (packed)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water

FOR GROUND WALNUT TACO “MEAT”:

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid aminos, such as Bragg’s Essential Amino Acids, or soy sauce
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. To make cheeze: Place garlic and salt in a food processor; process into small pieces. Add cashews and process into paste. Add lemon juice, cilantro, and water; process to mix well. Set aside.
  2. To make meat: Place walnuts, cumin, coriander, liquid aminos, and salt in a food processor. Process into small pieces until the mixture looks like ground meat; be careful not to overprocess into a butter.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoons cashew mixture down the inside spine of each romaine leaf. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons walnut mixture. Add salsa and avocado slices. Wrap and serve.

PER SERVING (1 taco): 228 cal, 72% fat cal, 20g fat, 3g sat fat, 0mg chol, 6g protein, 12g carb, 4g fiber, 229mg sodium

SOURCE: This article is posted by permission Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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