We love tacos and we very much enjoy trying new fillings. So, we were super excited to try the Alkaline Tacos from The Blender Girl by Tess Masters! We have experimented with a few walnut meat recipes, but her recipe called for walnuts AND almonds…That was a mix we had not tried before. My gosh, they were SO tasty! We’ve had them 4 or 5 times now using romaine and/or flour tortillas.
The first time we used this recipe, we used Romaine Lettuce as the taco shell. Then, my husband headed back overseas and I decided to keep myself busy by attempting to make homemade flour tortillas. I bought a cute little tortilla press and everything! I was so ready to whip up a tortilla masterpiece….And I failed miserably! They were a disaster! My friend, Claudia, explained what I did wrong…..Apparently you only use a press to make CORN tortillas. Flour tortillas are rolled by hand. Hahaha!!! She didn’t make fun of me, but I bet she was laughing on the inside! Ooops!
My husband was the first of us to try this recipe and he did an awesome job. When I tried it myself, I “processed” the taco meat too long and ended up with a yucky paste. He reminded me that I should have kept an eye on things and just pulsed a few times until it looked like walnut taco meat. Now I am a pro and I get it right each time. ?
I added extra coriander and a little bit of “Liquid Smoke” to the taco meat and I added corn to the pico de gallo
For the pico de Gallo and walnut mix, I skipped the oil.
She suggests using her Slick Sour Cream recipe to make a sour cream topping, but I have not done this simply because I don’t care for sour cream on my tacos. My youngest daughter, Kayson, makes an AWESOME sour cream out of cashews and I’ll share her recipe soon!
These can be prepared so many ways and you can totally make them your own! The taco filling lasts several days in the fridge, so I use leftovers to add flavor to salads, etc.
All recipes from The Blender Girl are Plant-Based and Gluten-Free! Have you enjoyed this preview of her book? Does having a preview help with your decision to purchase? I always like to read reviews from real people (like me!) before committing to a new cookbook. If you decide to try The Blender Girl, please check out her recipes for Corn Chowder and Fluffy Pancakes! You won’t regret it! – XOXO Keenun ?
THIS RECIPE REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE BLENDER GIRL: SUPER-EASY, SUPER-HEALTHY MEALS, SNACKS, DESSERTS, AND DRINKS–100 GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN RECIPES! BY TESS MASTERS, COPYRIGHT © 2014