Hi, I am a huge new fan of both the cookbook and the blog. If I wasn’t trying the Whole30 challenge I’d go for the walnuts myself! Wish I had these to eat instead of my boring salad. If you ever find yourself in a salad rut, this raw taco salad is a great way to break out of it. This recipe is amazing! Vegan tacos – be still my heart! i’m sorry, but you can type “nut cream” and not make a joke about it? I’m literally eating these right now. These are truly fabulous! I will be trying out more of your recipes soon. Clearly, I eat about as much as I make there ;) have you tried the macaroons? Just add enough oil or a bit of water and adjust the spices/seasonings again to taste. Looks so delicious, healthy, lite and energizing. It was my first time making your cashew cream, and it was amazing!! xo, Just made this recipe exactly as written and I cant stay out of it!! We put in romaine hearts and made little taco boats. Your photos are amazing too – what a creative way to ‘do’ Mexican flavors that is healthy and not heavy like tacos can be! I have always been intrigued yet scared to tackle the concept of “walnut meat.” I need to get over myself and dive in! Thank you! But that’s funny. I LOVE The Naked Sprout! This looks sooo so good! I’m in love! I especially love this recipe because it is so customizable. :). Thanks for the blog and sharing the recipes! I was surprised by the cashew (did not have macadamia nuts) cream – this was my first time soaking and blending cashews. I have ordered your book and plan on making my way through all of your recipes! Thank you. Can’t wait to try. Surprise “Meat” There are recipes where you look at them and think, “Oh, that looks good.” And there are recipes that make you feel excited. Using walnuts as the “meat” is GENIUS! (I think I am allergic to walnuts :(…) I have never really missed meat, but I loved it :) The perfect crunch to this salad. These are smokin’ good. And I’ve heard great things about it. I have never heard of the walnut taco meat but you can bet I’m gonna see if I can sneak it past the Mr!! I did put some olive oil and lemon juice over the lettuce because I knew my daughter would like it better with some dressing on it. I just made this and it was so so so good!! Made these for friends over a month ago and they still talk about them! Nicely done. I made this tonight and it’s honestly one of the best things I’ve made since I turned vegan. It turned out fine, just a little grainy which doesn’t bother us. Just WOW! I am writing to ask if there is any way I could use your food pictures when posting links to your blog on our Tumblr. Hearty and flavourful, every bite is a fiesta in your mouth. Full of fiber and omega-3. Thank you Angela! Still amazing! Anele, it’s almost ridiculous how “meaty” this walnut meat tastes. I’d like to make a bunch to stock my freezer! And now she's out with a new book — Oh She Glows Every Day — filled with whole foods, plant-based meals that are quick and satisfying. I also toasted the nuts in a pan on the stove instead of the oven (it’s winter in Texas and it’s warm here). Thank you! Thank you Jackie! Dee-lish. So, I have a ton of cream … suggestions for use? OH! I made the lentil walnut taco filling from this recipe and it was very tasty. I whipped up the lentil-walnut taco meat from my cookbook, sautéed some red pepper and onion, blended up some cashew sour cream, and got to chopping. Yum, the raw taco salads sound divine. I’ve been turned off by anything replacing actual meat. I can’t wait to try this. Add chopped tomato, red onion, and green onion on top. 1) Cover the sun-dried tomatoes in water and leave to soak for 2 to 8 hours. :-). I must say the pics are great but one or two would be enough, it takes awhile to scroll down to the actual recipe. This recipe is definitely a “favorites” addition. Well done and thank you for a fantastic book ~ can’t wait for volume 2 with all your other “new finds”!! THANK YOU :). Oh this looks delicious! Our three year old even loved the lentil/walnut mix. It wasn’t really that time consuming either….it just looks hard. I usually stir-fry whatever veggies I currently have and use them as toppings. When I first tried this salad, I was not very impressed. I made these for dinner when we had my brother-in-law and his fiance over. I think your Mr. may approve!!! If I wanted to use raw sunflower seeds instead of walnuts would I increase the amount to 1 cup? Thanks again for all you do! These look like an excellent way to use up the veggies overflowing from my fridge! When I have time, I love to cook French green lentils due to their chewy texture, but regular green and brown lentils will work too. I just had this for dinner. So glad you both enjoyed it. It also freezes well so it’s handy for a quick taco or taco salad lunch. Thank you Lauren! I literally eat a version of this salad everyday. I’m glad the recipe was such a hit with everyone – thanks for sharing. I’d never thought to replace cashews with another nut to make creamy sauces. : ). It’s vegan, soy-free, queso dip made from nutritional yeast. Oh She Glows' Tropical Glow Smoothie Bowl. They look delicious! This is one of my favorite recipes; I first ate it exactly like above (in lettuce), then enjoyed the taco “meat” on salads, in wraps, and by itself! YUM! Love anything that includes lentils! Fancy. i love the piping of the cream:) and that strawberry cream — swoon! The amount of spice in the walnut taco “meat” was just perfect, and the cashew cream took the whole creation to another level. This is my perfect health snack! It’s not that he doesn’t like what I cook, he just doesn’t get THIS excited. Hopefully I will get there soon. The spice in the “taco meat” is cooly complimented by the cashew cream. Your recipes are such a great inspiration!! Ah now I only see Anna too! Sauté the pepper and onion filling: Add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of oil into a large skillet or wok. I teach cooking skills to a couple, and they’ve been wanting more raw recipes for the summer. You make it so easy to be a Vegan. I want this for lunch! I love this! Serve with chopped strawberries in a mini parfait glass for a cold & creamy summer dessert. Thanks for your help and inspiration!! She was surprised by how much she liked the walnut taco meat. I just made the strawberries n’ cream soft serve. Hearty and flavourful, every bite is a fiesta in your mouth. hah. I am so glad that she did!! I usually stick the same components into a chard leaf as a green taco, but salad works, too! I’m in love with this taco “meat” and will use the leftover to make a taco salad tonight. I don’t know why we waited so long to try the walnut lentil taco meat…it is incredible! Everyone who’s tried it goes absolutely nuts over it, and it’s my most popular salad recipe on the blog. Would you substitute it with something or just leave it out? I could totally do this for dinner tonight. I used the taco meat as the base for a burrito bowl with black beans, sweet potato, avocado, cilantro, and lime. You’ve done it again. your own Pins on Pinterest She’s going to be all over this one. I just made these for dinner tonight along with your sour cream recipe and they were spectacular! I loved these! Tacos are one of my and my kids’ favorite recipe, but I love salmon tacos and I never try other beef or chicken tacos but after this, I’ll try this recipe for my kids and tell you about my experience. My fiance and I BOTH enjoyed that creation! I just made this for the first time. Thank you so much :-), PS…I love your work. Feb 12, 2013 - Vegan Recipes — Oh She Glows — Page 8 Taco salad I sauteed an onion and pepper in a large pan. It has increased significantly. I have some walnuts left over from an arugula and walnut pesto so this is the perfect reason to use them. And I’m intrigued with the cashew sour cream… I’ve never heard of it but I want it on everything! I made this today for the first time. Or, simply spoon it onto the salad directly. The website changed to something that’s NOT a vegan restaurant, lol. The walnut taco meat is the BEST! I followed the directions and stuffed my face. Exceptional, exceptional recipe book with every recipe as easy and delicious as this one. I made this tonight. I cooked it with different nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts combined in different proportions), sunflower seeds and it always tastes great! I wonder if I have time to make this salad….baby is FINALLY down for a nap! Hey Laura, I’ve heard from many readers that the meat freezes and thaws well when tightly wrapped up. LOL, I love this recipe! He was excited just by the look of it but after his first bite he declared “she’s outdone herself again” meaning you! I’m definitely going to do this one and print out the recipe from your site. It was divine, and even my teenage daughter approved! I am using it every day. Thanks for your help – I can’t wait to try this recipe out! Jan 31, 2017 - Ultimate Green Taco Wraps with Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat (Vegan + Gluten-Free), a food drink post from the blog oh she glows on Bloglovin’ Oooh.. a new summer menu sounds great! This definitely was not something I could whip up at a moment’s notice – unless I had cashew cream sitting in my fridge; I didn’t, because it doesn’t keep long – and I’m not an inexperienced cook. ;). I agree, you’ll have the best overnight oats on the planet with that strawberry n cream! Any ideas on the longevity of the cashew cream in the fridge once you’ve made it? AHHH! I know how important it is to keep my weight in check and your site has helped me do that and also gives me tasty dinner ideas. I want to make the taco salad but it reads a little bland to me!! I don’t mess around during the salad-a-day challenge…no sir-ee. I tried these last night and they were DELICIOUS! What's it about? I think I’ll scrap my menu plan and make these tonight. This is making me hungry! (cruelty-free), Perfect Little Pumpkin Cookies with Spiced Buttercream. AND they have 10-15 calories in a serving, making the whole jar about 150-160. Cook the onion and peppers over medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, reducing heat if necessary and stirring frequently, until translucent. Enjoy this strawberry cream over top of oatmeal, vegan overnight oats, pancakes, desserts, or even in smoothies! Side note: I made your chakra Caesar salad to pack for lunch today. 3. Prepare the portobellos. Filling, super satisfying, great flavor and texture and ridiculously fast to make. If vegan food taste this good you may just win us over so keep the recipes coming! Social Sharing. Made these last night for guests and they are amazing!! It's high in protein, and the taco seasonings and chewy texture create a realistic-tasting taco base. Thanks! Fantastic recipe! Delicious! Place a few crackers into the salad before serving. I made these tacos along with the cashew sour cream and I am astounded as to how fabulous they are. I made this recipe for breakfast this morning from my new Oh She Glows Cookbook and it was a hearty, warm, and healthy way to start the day. But the taco meat looks really interesting. This has become one of my family’s favorite recipes. Yum! I have finally found a great vegan replacement for one of my favorite foods -tacos! The recipes are below! Without the sour cream it would take 30 mins if not less. I made this for lunch this week, and it. It’s not only delicious, but literally bursting with nutrients and health. Perfect timing! Inspired by : The Naked Sprout restaurant’s Taco Salad, Walnut Taco Meat: (adapted from my taco meat recipes) (yield: scant 1/2 cup), Cashew or Macadamia cream: (yield: 1 heaping cup). So delicious and filling! Thank you. I hope you enjoy many more recipes to come! I’ve been craving lentils recently so this recipe comes at the perfect time! Had this for dinner a couple nights ago… Just AWESOME! Had them the first night as pictured above (in a leaf wrap) and then had leftovers twice making a big salad. I need to add that to my summer rotation…or this ;)!! (Hm maybe delete the above comment seeing as it pasted your recipe into the name field instead of my name…can you tell I am planning on making the recipe tonight?? I’m so happy to hear the recipe was such a hit, Asha! Nicely done Angela! youtube.com/addalittlefood. Which isn’t surprising to me at all, I don’t think that I have ever found an Ohsheglows recipe that I did not like :) And I substituted sunflower seeds for walnuts, and it turned out perfectly! I have a good quantity left and tonight am going to use the meat to stuff a red pepper and then bake just to soften up the pepper and heat the meat. Thank you so much Angela! I love wraps, but always have had trouble figuring out what vegan ingredients to put in them. A. Mind you, I love a good salad, but not for every meal, every day. 1. The Vegan Sour Cream was so easy to make, yummy, and really gave me the mouthfeel of creaminess. I am kinda disappointed that all the reviews talk about how it LOOKS amazing and cant wait to TRY…. Even my non-vegan boyfriend called the taco meat amazing. Nothing beats the taste and crunch of fresh summer veggies! Sadly my fiance will rarely participate in my vegan meal experiments so I made him his own meat to go on his salad. Ok so I’ve made these twice now for lunch in the past three days. Garnish with a chopped green onion and leftover chopped tomato and red onion. These tacos are the first-ever vegan meal I have made, and I could not believe how delicious and satisfying they were!!!! The meat was sooooo good I, quite honestly, could have eaten the whole batch straight out of the bowl. I’d probably make cashew cream since I’m partial to cashews, and maybe add some fresh corn off the cob too, but otherwise I’m totally recreating this at home! ~LR, I am so happy to hear it was such a hit! I made these for a non-vegan friend tonight. I actually think I beat your three minute time. It’s amazing! To anyone reading these posts who is skeptical (like I often am) – Try this one! This looks amazing, one of my favorite things to do is recreate meals from restaurants! My husband and I became vegan 5 months ago. Well done! It looks complex but the steps are quite simple so I am definitely inspired to make this during the weekend :). BBQ Chickpea Flatbread Pizzas with Jalapeño Plum BBQ Sauce. Thanks again! Oh this looks sooo amazing! Making these for dinner tonight. I love that there were very few ingredients for the taco “meat”- it was super easy to make! I made these tonight and they were every bit as delicious as they look in the photographs. Pizza-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Toast the walnuts: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). I have been wanting to make a recipe like this for years and never did. I was blown away by how good these were. These were so delicious! He was a little apprehensive about the green wrap but the proof,for him, was in the eating. It was lacking in the guacamole/topping department. Ah! I didn’t think the ingredients would “fool” my tastebuds… I’ve never eaten lentils before, but I knew I wouldn’t find them delicious… I made it anyways and I will have no trouble swapping this recipe for my hamburger taco meat. I tried these tonight and had to come on here to give a rating for them! I made these on Thursday and loved them. ), can I mix by hand? Top with chopped tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos, and avocado. This recipe was so easy and quick to make. I just made the taco salad and my goodness it is incredible ! I decided not to peel the apples or pear so that it had a little more texture and color and it turned out great. I saw this lentil-walnut taco meat on your Insta yesterday and knew I had to come find the recipe! We’ve added green smoothies and more salads and fruits overall. Can’t wait to try them again. We looked over at each other, made that “holy moly this is awesome” eye contact, with smiles spreading slowly across our faces. STOP. All I could think about was something super fresh and crunchy. I will try that next time :). Yay! Oh She Glows For Dinner + Pre-order Bonus Bundle! Somehow I managed to share with Eric and we stuffed ourselves silly. http://www.food.com/recipe/how-to-make-baked-taco-salad-shell-bowls-54417. I usually eat paleo, and needed a break from the meat. :) Thanks for the great recipe! In a food processor, process the walnuts and taco seasoning until crumbled. Nov 23, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Full Time Princess. I kept seeing the picture every time I logged onto your website and I finally tried it last night and it’s wonderful! First time I used sunflowers as “meat”. They are amazing and my husband likes them. Reply. Serves me right for writing a post at 630am! Thank you! :). Will definitely make again. I was running low on nuts, so I used a combo of pecans and sunflower seeds and it turned out great. This cookbook contains another 100 whole-foods, plant-based gold-standard recipes. ADDED BONUS – we had so much fun eating them out of the lettuce, because it was a bit messy and they kept falling apart. The cashew sour cream is to die for, btw. I am dipping my toe into the raw world, do you think it would be possible with your for me to dehydrate the cracker. Hi Angela, Thank you for sharing this recipe. Great idea! They are filling, satisfying, tasty, low calorie, easy to make and best of all- guilt free (meatless). wow! We LOVED it! Recipe: 'Oh She Glows' Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew. Making these this week. I just made this meal and it was DELICIOUS!! Let’s start by saying I’m a meat eater. Does anyone know if you can freeze the “meat”? :), I have a fairly new Cuisinart 14 cup processor. Absolutely great recipe. I cannot believe the walnut meat tasted so, well, meaty. He requests it. I just made these for supper and they are delicious!! Thanks so much and greetings from Berlin! I am 23 weeks pregnant, and I may try to batch prep and freeze some of the this before baby arrives. Just curious how long do you normal soak the nuts for. Thanks for a great recipe. Thank you so much!! I made it and left the oil out, I thought it tasted fine. 6) Stuff into face. Vegan Taco dinner tonight ! The walnut taco meat was very tasty! This was my dinner last night – I had six of them! I want to thank you so much for all the hard work you put into your blog. Take care :). Thank you! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING THIS GOODNESS! This is Devine! It’s become a staple in my house. :-) I am so glad I found you. Wow. It turned out amazing, even my meat loving boyfriend said he would eat this again and again! Oh, this looks AMAZING! Delicious! Wash and rinse greens and use as the base of the salad. This is such an amazing recipe. That salad looks great. I just cannot believe it’s all vegan. Fantastic recipe! If you try any other recipes of mine, I hope you love them just as much :). As usual with trying a new vegan recipe, I didn’t expect much, but when I took the first bite I was pleasantly surprised! Hope this helps! Ordered the cookbook, can’t wait to get it!!! (cruelty-free), Perfect Little Pumpkin Cookies with Spiced Buttercream. … And the taco wrap.. And the pad thai. ;). Quick question, could I use taco seasoning in replace of all the other seasonings listed? Since this is a vegan meal, I can eat as much of this recipe as I want correct? :). :), This was amazing!! Thank you Angela for share this. now my life is complete !!! What a delicious combination! I just finished making these for the third time in about a month. It’s so delicious! My husband is reluctant to eat meatless at all but has offered to give it a try for a couple of meals a week. I’m always looking for new healthy snacks. Then I added this into the food processor with lentils and walnuts. Do you prefer macadamia or cashews for the cream? Prepare the rest of your vegetable toppings and wash + dry the lettuce wraps. Spoon on 2 tbsp of salsa over the greens followed by half of the taco meat. It’s truly amazing! Who's the author? We made your strawberry banana ice cream for like 3 days She will be buying your cook book, even though this recipe isn’t in it ( the new one anyway). It pretty much made the most amazing taco salad if my life! Walnut taco meat?! I love stuffing as many veggies as I can into any dish I make. If you haven't tried my lentil-walnut taco meat, this is a great recipe to do so. I almost shed a tear of joy when I took my first bite. A year ago I had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Any suggestions? This salad dressing is creamy, zesty, and so simple to throw together. These look fantastic! Also, when I’m not lazy and don’t mind heating up the house, making your own taco shells for salads is super easy and not to mention delicious! Also, do you think pecans would work instead of walnuts?? Next time I make them, I will cut the spices in half (cumin, chilli powder, etc) and see how it goes. I’ve purchased 2 of Isa’s books, and 2 Happy Herbivore books – About 5 recipes of Isa’s (Isa Does It) are acceptable, and I eat them pretty much exclusively, but I honestly have not found any meals that I adore. Made a version of this last night for our dinner–didn’t have time to soak, so I boiled the cashews for fifteen minutes and used Upton Naturals Ground Chorizo instead of the walnuts (though I’m so trying them next time). Thank you for another scrumptious recipe! I love how beautiful you made this look! I adore Rawlicious’ choco banana cheesecake! Your recipies are so delicious that I feel like there must be some witchcraft involved. To give you some perspective, my husband, mom, and I took the Engine 2 Diet challenge (book by Rip Esselstyn). I didn’t process in the sunflower seeds as they are pretty small already. I could just eat that up with a spoon! :), Hope you enjoy it when you give it a try, Danielle! :) I often sub in toasted pepita seeds for a nut-free version. I found my blender couldn’t pulse everything and ended up stabbing the walnuts and lentils with a fork. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish and smooth out the top. The taco mix was nutty and just right in texture. I need this in my life NOW! ;) Thanks for the great comment, Mary — so glad to hear you like the recipe! I almost didn’t make it but I’m so glad I did. Perfection! I know I get the vegan cooking right when they go back for seconds (and thirds). The salad looks amazing and I love how you can take your basic salad and change it up with a few tweaks. I feel like this recipe should be shared with the vegan community on this website as well! Great job:), That’s so great! The soaking of walnuts made all the difference and it was only for 2 hours. Especially like the idea of Macadamia nut cream – Sometimes I feel cashews get overused in raw foods, which scares me a bit when it seems some are quite sensitive to them. My husband said to me at the dinner table while we at it “she’s amazing” talking about you and your recipes. After you finish writing your book, please develop an app. I made this last night; it’s really delicious! Cook … Just read about this recipe on your best of 2014 post! One question about the walnut “meat:” can you be a little more specific about how long to soak the nuts? Sounds great. The cashew sour cream is absolutely divine. So, the fact that you say the texture is pretty realistic makes me wonder if I will like it – but I definitely want to try it! I often do a similar salad, but instead of any taco meat, I tend to use leftover rice and beans that I heat a bit, which wilts the greens ever so slightly. Makes them nice and crunchy and super spicy/taco-flavored! I have just started my vegan journey, my second week in and so far I am 6 1/4 pounds lighter! Such a delicious idea for a lunch! I used my Endurance Crackers. and NO FAKE MEAT! Add more water as needed to achieve your desired consistency. This looks amazing Angela! Perfect for a warm summer’s evening dinner…will print out! I’d probably top mine with salsa because I’m a huge salsa junkie. The lentil-walnut meat is adapted from the from the The Oh She Glows Cookbook (page 186). Layered with greens, guacamole, salsa, sunflower taco meat, and a cashew cream, I knew this was something I would be making at home real soon. Lentil-Roasted Sunflower Meat. Obsession-Worthy Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream. I guess food is a work in progress sometimes! Strawberries ‘n cream vegan overnight oats will also be happening. :). I feel so much better eating less sugar and trying new things. I made this today (minus the cashew sour cream)! Love this blog!! My husband and I had it for dinner, except I used yogurt instead of the vegan sour cream and added cheese because we aren’t vegan. I used walnuts instead of sunflower seeds for the taco meat. I mean, honestly, how else are you going to get your six-year-old to love walnuts? Just checked out your pics and yes the salad does look like it has improved.