The kids have told me that every Tuesday night is officially Taco night. I know they like tacos, and all things Tex-Mex (and I think they also like to speak alliteratively by saying “Taco Tuesdays” as many times as possible until they’re sure I know what I’m supposed to cook for them that night). Me, personally? I LOVE tex-mex, and tacos are one of my faves… but I’m rawing it out and I need an alternative food to standard tacos. What can i fix instead? Well, I’m going to make a raw taco recipe that I got from my beautiful girlfriend and I’ll share it with you below.
For the “taco shells”, we will use romaine lettuce. It’s a long leafy lettuce that wraps quite nicely around foods due to its natural shape.
For the “meat”, we’ll use ground nuts and other spices. Toppings are easy because most taco toppings (except sour cream and certain olives) are mostly raw. Thus, nut meat! (keep your minds out of the gutter, folks… this is your health). You’ll need a food chopper/processor of some sort as well.
- About 3-4 leaves of romaine lettuce
- 3 tbsp of Water
- 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup of Raw Almonds
- 1/2 cup of Raw Cashews
- 1 tsp of Chopped Garlic
- 1 tsp of Cumin
- 1 tsp of Himalayan Sea Salt
- 2 tbsp of Cilantro (fresh is better if you can)
- 1/4 cup Red Onion
- Chopped Tomatoes (optional – or you can use a fresh salsa, not from the bottle, but fresh)
- Take the nuts (almonds and cashews), water, olive oil, cumin, sea salt, garlic, cilantro, and about 3/4 of the red onion and put them in your food processor.
- Mix until the nuts are ground a little bit finer for about 20-30 seconds.
- You may need to try a little bit first to make sure it taste to your specifications. (PS, don’t go crazy with the cilantro… unless you love for cilantro) Add some more salt and cumin if need be.
- Spoon out and spread the nut meat over the romaine lettuce leaves.
- Sprinkle the remaining red onions over the nut meat mixture.
- Add tomatoes or fresh salsa, and dig in!
And that’s it, folks! Raw tacos!
PS: Weight check-in. I’m down another half a pound! 160 > 157. Cruising along and feeling great!