Superfood Pecan Tacos

Everyone loves tacos! Easily make vegetarian superfood tacos using ground pecans as a nutritious plant-based protein for taco “meat.”

Superfood Pecan Tacos

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Serves

4 people

Everyone loves tacos! Easily make vegetarian superfood tacos using ground pecans as a nutritious plant-based protein for taco “meat.”

 

Recipe courtesy of the American Pecan Council.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecan halves or pieces (or lightly toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

To Serve (optional):

  • Corn tortillas
  • Shredded green or red cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeños
  • Lime
  • Guacamole

Preparation

  • 1 In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, coconut aminos, and spices. Cook about 4 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  • 2 Add pecans and onion mixture to food processor and pulse until consistency of ground beef, about 8 to 10 pulses. Makes 1 cup taco “meat.”
  • 3 To serve: Use to make tacos with classic ingredients such as corn tortillas, shredded green/red cabbage, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime, and guacamole. You can also top with this cajun garlic dipping sauce for added flavor.

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