Raw Taco Salad:

This is what I had for lunch today - the picture makes it look like not very much food, but let me assure you it was very filling and satisfying - and tasted wonderful (trying to find words to use besides awesome and amazing - any suggestions)?  Anyway - it was GOOD! It's not 100% by-the-book raw since I used canned salsa, but it was fresh, required NO elecricity, and took just a few minutes to fix. Seriously, I've not been eating very healthfully a lot of the days because I just didn't think I had time to stop and fix a meal - well, this one is another example of how quickly and easily you can make a very healthy and satisfying meal - and did I mention with lots of vitamins and phytonutrients. The idea for the "meat" base, which is ground up walnuts came from a new friend who is 100% raw - thanks Kimberly!  She is also going to show me some really good cracker recipes next week - yep, we'll share them.

Raw Taco Salad:

"Meat" base (meaning not really meat):

  • 1-1/2 cups raw walnuts ground in a food processor (we would substitute pecans for our daughter-in-law who is very allergic to walnuts)
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin (organic if possible)
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander seed (I used my mortar and pestle and it took literally less than a minute but has much more flavor than store bought ground
  • 2 Tbsp Nama Shoyu 
  • Combine the walnuts, soy sauce, cumin and coriander and mix well. 

This "meat base" recipe makes more than I need for one meal. I store it in the refrigerator and use it in different "meatless" dishes or just to top off a salad.

To assemble the salad:

1 cup of raw butternut squash noodles (spiralized - check out our picture of our spiralizer in an earlier blog).
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Warren's freshly canned salsa (of course you'll have to find some as good as his - which will be difficult)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro
1 Tbsp crumbled raw feta cheese (okay - I know it's not vegan - but I'm not 100% there and not sure I want to be.

Of course you could add additional dark leafy greens or romaine to make an even bigger and better salad. This was great for today. 

Let me know if you try it and what you think.  Questions and comments are always welcome.

Thanks for listening!