These fresh tacos are filled with a delicious rich “cheeze” made of cashews and cilantro, and topped with a crumbled nut “meat” of heart-healthy walnuts and spices. The cheeze keeps for three or four days in the fridge and the meat for up to a week. Ingredient tip: I use cashews from Navitas Naturals, which I think are the biggest and freshest truly raw cashews available. Serving tips: Scoop the cashew mixture on top of a salad, or serve as a dip with sliced carrots and cucumbers. The walnut mixture also is great sprinkled over a salad or on soup.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
8 small-to-medium romaine leaves
1/2 cup natural low-sodium salsa, any flavor
1 avocado (pitted and sliced)
CASHEW-CILANTRO "CHEEZE" (makes 1 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic (about 2 cloves)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup raw cashews
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (packed)
1/4 cup filtered water
GROUND WALNUT TACO "MEAT" (makes 1 cup)
1 cup raw walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon liquid aminos, such as Bragg’s Essential Amino Acids, or soy sauce
Pinch of sea salt, to taste
To make cheeze: Place garlic and salt in a food processor; process into small pieces. Add cashews and process into paste. Add lemon juice, cilantro, and water; process to mix well. Set aside.
To make meat: Place walnuts, cumin, coriander, liquid aminos, and salt in a food processor. Process into small pieces until the mixture looks like ground meat; be careful not to overprocess into a butter.
Scoop 2 tablespoons cashew mixture down the inside spine of each romaine leaf. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons walnut mixture. Add salsa and avocado slices. Wrap and serve.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING (1 taco): 228 cal, 72% fat cal, 20g fat, 3g sat fat, 0mg chol, 6g protein, 12g carb, 4g fiber, 229mg sodium
Sat, 2009-06-27 14:39