Viva Los Tacos!
As a ‘Latina’, I can’t help but deal with the occasional cravings of latin flavor whether its Tacos or Ceviche. But once I learned that what I’m really craving is not in the meats or the starches, I delightfully incorporated those ingredients into EASY & RAWESOME versions of the latin dishes I’ve always loved. And what are those magical ingredients? To me, it’s the zesty flavor of lime mixed with fragrant cilantro, the soft, creamy texture of avocado paired with the explosive flavor of fresh tomatoes. And that salty crunch! But hold the salt for this recipe, it’s so FLAVORFUL that salt is unnecessary. In this recipe we will also create an AMAZING substitute for the meat / taco mix and cheese we all love so dearly in our tacos.
The best part is that after eating this, I don’t feel like I’ve just eaten a bowling ball and can’t lift off my couch. I feel great!
❤ ~ Raw Living Vegan Tacos ~ ❤
1 Large Tomatoes
5 Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 handful of Cilantro
1/2 Red or (1 cup) Green Onions
1/4 cup Pumpkin or Sunflower Seeds
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
1 cup Walnuts
4 Large Romaine Lettuce Leaves -or- 6 Butter Lettuce Leaves
Optional: Fresh Chopped Jalapeño or Habanero
Soak sun dried tomatoes in a small bowl of water.
Chop cilantro, tomatoes, onions and slice avocado. Also pit and chop 6-7 olives. Set all these aside as toppings.
To make the taco mix, chop / mince, lightly blend or process (with food processor) Walnuts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, 1 Carrot into little tiny pieces.
To make the cheese, blend Pumpkin Seeds and Nutritional Yeast in a dry blender, magic bullet or food processor. The cheese will be dry this way, but you can also add a 2 inch piece of zucchini to make it thick, creamy cheese. Or add water until you reach desired consistency. I chose dry so that it’s not a mess while I’m eating it
Spread the cheese on Lettuce Leaves, add toppings, squeeze lime over it and eat!
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