Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Raw Tacos

Let me start by saying that these tacos are the bomb.
Seriously everything about them made me so supremely happy.
And I couldnt help but be a little impressed with myself, because 1. They are very healthy and 2. All the ingredients were so fresh and homemade (minus the taco shells) and 3. They were SO SIMPLE!

1. Making your raw "meat"
So I got the idea for raw tacos from busybeelauren as well as the above photo. But we made our taco meat a little differently . Since I own zero kitchen appliances, and Alisun only owns a blender (which isnt quite the kick of a food processor), we decided that attempting to blend the walnuts would be our best bet (and as such we still had some nut chunks in our mix! But that definitely added to the taco). Also, we had not soaked and strained the walnuts in water for three hours. That would take forethought and this meal was but a spur of the moment plan. But we werent about to be hindered. So we googled some alternatives. Not only can you make your "meat" from different nuts (for example sunflower seeds and almonds) but you can also add water to the processed nuts so that they arent extra dry and get the right consistency. 
So thats what we did. We blended - trying very hard to not over blend - added some water (just enough so that it had the consistency of ground beef), 2 tsp minced garlic and googled the spices required to make our own taco seasoning. And then we added more taco seasoning (cause the meat was a little on the bland side with the first dose of taco seasoning). 

2. Making fresher than fresh Salsa
Dice and combine:
2 Large tomatoes
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
1/4 C. Cilantro
1/4 C. Green onions
The juice of 1 Lime
Add salt and pepper to taste

3. Combine and die a Happy Happy food death
 I cannot stress how amazing this meal was. 
We added some lettuce and avocado to our meat, cheese and salsa.
If I could of found sprouted grain tortillas we would of used that, but I couldnt. Which made me mad for people with legit gluten allergies, because while I have the luxury of just switching to the gluten option, how annoying it must be for them to not be able to find a gluten free version.
Besides the point.
It honestly was one of the best and most filling meals I've had.
And so flavorful. It was amazing. When I tell you these tacos are the bomb, that is an understatement.

I, for real, was in love with these TACOS!

1 comment:

Royall said...

This sounds so yummy- I'm throwing it on the meal plan for next week.