Meet the quickest and healthiest way to cure your Mexican food cravings! These raw romaine wrapped tacos are my adaptation of Kimberly Snyder’s Raw Gorilla Tacos from her book, The Beauty Detox Foods, and I can say with great certainty that they are awesome in every sense of the word. With zero cook time and minimal prep time, these delicious bites of greatness are perfect for those on the go with little time to spare.
Believe it or not, these tacos are completely vegan friendly, thanks to the substitution of raw walnuts used in place of ground beef.
It is so crazy to me how a few seasonings can transform nuts to taste like meat, but I’m certainly not complaining as they do a pretty convincing job! I honestly think even meat eaters would be pleasantly surprised.
Another bonus to this dish is that it’s portable. Just store your filling mixture in a separate container from your prepared romaine leaves, and just like that, you have an easy to assemble meal.
To make this recipe, you’ll need a food processor or a high speed blender to process your walnuts to a meat-like texture.
Beyond a few seasonings and a little liquid aminos, that’s it! Top with some additional fresh veggies like I did, or add in a little hot sauce or salsa to give it an extra kick.
- 2 cups raw walnuts
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- ½ Tbsp. coriander
- 2 Tbsp. liquid aminos
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Romaine lettuce leaves rinsed, dried and stems cut
- Salsa and/or hot sauce
- In a food processor or high speed blender, combine walnuts, seasonings and liquid aminos. Blend until you have a chunky, taco meat-like texture.
- Spoon filling into your romaine leaves and top with additional fresh veggies, salsa and/or hot sauce.