4.77 from 17 votes

Walnut Meat Tacos {soy & dairy free}

These walnut meat tacos are a great alternative to beef and packs a punch of protein!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan tacos, walnut meat, walnut meat tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Calories 333.1 kcal
Author Mary Ellen



  • 1.5 cups de-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
  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup onion chopped
  • cilantro chopped


  • 1 Cup cashews soaked overnight (or soaked at least 10 mins in boiling water)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water (and more if needed)
  • 2 Tb lime juice
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add walnuts to a food processor and process until mixture is kind of "meaty".
  2. Put mixture in bowl and add seasonings and mix.
  3. Add rest of the ingredients (up until tamari) and stir until incorporated
  4. Fill taco shells with walnut mixture and top with toppings of choice.
  5. 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.

  6. Top tacos with sour cream and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Walnut Meat Tacos {soy & dairy free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333.1 Calories from Fat 204
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.7g35%
Carbohydrates 19.4g6%
Fiber 4.5g19%
Protein 8.3g17%
Vitamin A 8115IU162%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.