Easy and delicious, Raw Gluten-Free Tacos, made with walnuts and almonds, a great way to lighten things up for Spring.
Living foods, raw food, life food, whatever you call it, it's a diet of primarily unheated or foods cooked to a temperature less then 104 or 115 degrees fahrenheit. There is some controversy as to what temperature foods can be heated and still remain raw.
When I eat raw I typically eat foods that do not require any heating and if it does require heating I use the lesser number and heat the foods in my dehydrator.
Why raw? Well. raw uncooked and unprocessed foods are filled with enzymes and those enzymes help to digest foods and aids in the metabolic reactions in our bodies.Without enzymes, there would be no cell division, energy production or brain activity. Raw foods are filled with vitamins, minerals, oxygen, fiber and other nutrients required by our bodies for optimal health.
For me eating raw is so much easier during the warmer months of the year. However, I generally start each day with a raw fruit and veggie smoothie after sipping my warm lemon and cayenne water. I love salads and I love eating them even more in warmer weather. In the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of my favorite raw dishes with you and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. But I'm going to share more than just salads.
One of my favorites and first share is Raw Gluten-Free Tacos, made with raw almonds and walnuts, simply amazing and incredibly easy. Just process the nuts with the seasoning and add the veggies.
Several years ago I attempted to go fully raw during a time when I was training for a half-marathon. The fact is if you are an active person you have to eat to fuel your normal body function in addition to your extra activity. I watched a few You Tube videos of fully raw vegans and the amount of foods they were eating were so massive. I would be so full after only ⅓ of what they were eating and this resulted in me losing more weight than I wanted and hitting the wall when I was out on my long training runs because I wasn't getting enough calories for my activity level. So to get in more calories I ate lots of mini meals throughout the day and I switched to having one cooked meal.
Some of the benefits of eating raw are losing weight, if that's what you want, having more energy, better digestion and for me clearer skin.
Raw Gluten-Free Tacos
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- RAW TACO MEAT
- ½ cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw walnuts
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons warm water
- ASSEMBLE INGREDIENTS
- 1 head of Boston lettuce
- sliced cherry tomatoes
- sliced red onions
- sliced black olives
- sliced avocado
- sliced limes
- vegan sour cream (recipe here)
- Place all of the taco meat ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and process until it resembles taco meat. Transfer to a bowl.
- After washing and drying lettuce, separate each leaf.
- Place tomatoes, onions and olives into small bowls.
- Pit and slice avocado, slice lime and squeeze juice over the avocado to prevent browning.
- Wash and dry cilantro.
- If you like you can thin the sour cream out a bit with a small amount of almond milk.
- Scoop some of the almond/walnut taco meat into lettuce leaf, garnish with tomatoes, onions, olives, avocado, cilantro and finish with sour cream and a squeeze of lime.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see your version of Raw Gluten-Free Tacos.
I've never heard of doing this. What an interesting use of nuts as the meat. I think my husband would enjoy something like this. Thanks, Celeste!
Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders says
I'm not a vegetarian, but that taco sounds so good! I love that you used lettuce for the taco shell to help cut down on the carbs!
Sometimes it's nice to take a break from heating the kitchen, especially in the warmer months of the year.
I hoe you give this one a try and let me know how it goes.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Easter weekend.
David @ Spiced says
What a fun taco idea, Celeste! I'm digging the way you added ground nuts in there. And using the lettuce leaves as taco shells is always a fun idea. I want to give this one a shot. Thanks! And Happy (early) Easter!
I love everything in this. I haven't had tacos in ages. I need to remedy that. Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #OverTheMoon! I hope you will join me at #Wonderful Wednesday.
Ginger Wroot says
These tacos look mouth-watering good. They look so lish, in fact, that I've pinned your great photo for future reference. Thanks so much!
This is great information and a wonderful looking recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Lauren, I'm glad you like it and thanks for hosting an awesome link party.
Regina L. L. Wells says
Another really great recipe, Celeste! I'd never thought of using nuts as a meat substitute in tacos. This is brilliant and delicious.
Masha | Cardio with Carrots says
Wow...that is something new. Using nuts as "meat". I will definitely need to try that! Thanks
Thanks Masha for visiting. Please do give this one a try, you'll love it, very tasty.
Wow, nuts in tacos would be a first for me too, but it sounds lovely and who doesn't love tacos! This will be on my to make list for sure!
I like to eat these when I want to keep it light but still have the energy I need for my runs.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I love tacos, avocados, black olives, and nuts but have never heard of adding nuts in them. Very interesting dish, but looks so good.
Kim Cunningham says
So crisp and delicious!
Yes, and so easy to put together.
Vy Tran says
the use of nuts in an interesting substitution! i can see a walnut having a certain meaty texture to it!
Walnuts are a great substitution for meat and sunflower seeds are good as well.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you give this a try.
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations says
This is the "BOMB"!
Thank you for sharing. Pinned to make!
Found you at Saturday Sparks party with Suzanne. So glad I did!
Thanks for visiting Robin, I'm glad you like it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sandra Garth says
The colors in this dish are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the benefits of eating raw/gluten free. Hopefully I can get my head right and give it a try. Thanks also for sharing at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a wonderful week and I hope you join us again.
Indah Nuria Savitri says
they look marvelous! And this is what I need..after the chemo and all those procedures, I badly need good food..
Enjoy and I hope it makes you feel better, uncooked foods are great for when we need to hit the reset button.
Danielle from Storypiece says
You seriously know how to cook! These tacos look amazing. Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.
Thank you Danielle! That means so much to me.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Celeste, this looks so delicious. And your photography skills are enhancing the state of my Hunger. I love avocados and I love fresh. I bet my daughter would absolutely love this. I never thought about using nuts as a meat replacement but this looks absolutely fantastic
Nikki if you give these a try please let me know how it goes with your family, I would love to know. Also thanks for the comment about my photography. I would love to use my photography to monetize my blog, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it.