So. Easy. And yet, incredibly delicious.
The secret to this amazing taco filling is the sun-dried tomatoes. They have tons of flavor concentrated into a small package. You can easily make sun-dried tomatoes in your oven if you have an abundance of garden tomatoes. When it’s tomato off-season, I buy these packages in my grocery store’s produce section. You can also buy them packed in oil, but I prefer these dry packages because they are just tomatoes.
It makes an amazing taco salad, especially combined with some mashed avocado or guacamole. It’s also completely raw, so you’re getting tons of enzymes. You can soak and sprout your seeds for even more nutritional power, or just use them straight out of the bag.
You might be worried about all the fat from the seeds/nuts. Although it’s a lot of fat and calories, seeds and nuts are the best source of fat and come in a powerful package with fiber and phytochemicals galore! It is recommended to eat some every day, even if you are trying to lose weight. The benefits outweigh the calories. Just try to keep your portion to less than 2 ounces a day if you’re trying to lose weight. As Joel Fuhrman says in this informative article about nuts, seeds and weight loss, “You’re nuts if you don’t eat nuts!”
You can use any nuts and seeds in this recipe, and I suggest a good variety for the health benefits of each.
Make lettuce wraps for a very raw taco, or warm corn tortillas with all the toppings! It’s so versatile. I hope you love it.
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So easy, yet nutrition-packed and flavorful!
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 3 TBSP water
- 1.5 cups raw sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts or pecans (or a combination of these)
- 1 TBSP taco seasoning
- 1 TBSP soy sauce (or alternative like liquid aminos, tamari), optional
In a food processor, blend together the sun-dried tomatoes and water until fine.
Add the seeds and taco seasoning, and pulse until the seeds are fine and the mass sticks together slightly. Taste, and add the soy sauce if desired for more saltiness. Add more taco seasoning if you'd like.
Make a taco salad by tossing together greens, mashed avocado, tomatoes, corn, rice or quinoa, salsa, cilantro, and this taco meat.
Make tacos by filling either lettuce leaves or corn tortillas with the taco meat, along with guacamole, salsa, cilantro, green onions.
Roll the mixture into little balls for young children to eat.