Walnut Meat Tacos Recipe with Lime Cashew Cream

Does the Walnut filling really taste good?

Short answer – yes! I have made these countless times and every time I get so many compliments. My omnivore cousin really loves these and now makes them for herself.

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I think the trick to making the walnut meat extra delicious is the seasoning. The cumin, chili powder, and tamari give the walnut filling a sort of meaty flavor (without any meat).

Walnut meat can be used in these tacos but I’ve also used them in my Walnut Meat Vegan Taco Wraps .

Walnut Meat Tacos

Walnut Nutrition

Nutritionally walnuts offer us healthy fat (including omega-3 fatty acids). Fatty Acids are the main component of our cell membranes. Omega 3s can also have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular disease and depression .

Walnuts are a great source of plant-based protein and contain vitamin B6, magnesium, and fiber.

Meal Prep Tip: You can pre-make the walnut taco meat a few days before so they can be made in minutes when you have a hectic day!



  • 1.5cup sde-shelled walnuts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tb tamari ( can use soy sauce if not gf or coconut aminos if you do not do soy)
  • 6 Taco shells(I used organic & gluten-free)


  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1cupred cabbage chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup onion chopped
  • cilantro chopped


  • 1Cupcashews soaked overnight(or soaked at least 10 mins in boiling water)
  • 1/3-1/2cupwater(and more if needed)
  • 2Tblime juice
  • 1TB apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt


  • Add walnuts to a food processor and process until mixture is chopped finely but not pureed.
  • Put mixture in bowl and add seasonings and mix.
  • Add rest of the ingredients (up until tamari) and stir until incorporated
  • Fill taco shells with walnut mixture and top with toppings of choice.
  • To make the lime cashew sour cream put all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to get a sour cream consistency.
  • Top tacos with sour cream and enjoy!


  • Nutrition info includes 1 taco shell per taco and 1 TB of cilantro sour cream.
  • Sour cream will last in the fridge for about a week.

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