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Vegan Walnut Taco Meat

This easy vegan walnut taco meat will blow away even the carnivores! Just 8 ingredients needed! Quick vegan dinner recipe idea!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dairy free main course, dairy free recipes, dairy free tacos, vegan main course, vegan recipes, vegan tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 451kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil (*See post if avoiding oil)
  • 1 tbsp avocado (or olive) oil
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp soy sauce (*See post for soy free options)
  • 1 juice of a lime


  • Soak walnuts in a bowl, covered with water for at least 30 minutes.  *See post for tips on prepping ahead
  • Drain walnuts.  Put them into a food processor and pulse until you have meat like crumbles. *Be careful not to over process or you will end up with walnut butter. 
  • Chop onions, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes very fine.
  • Add oil to a skillet, and saute your onions until translucent (about 2-3 minutes). 
  • Add in the garlic for 1 more minute. 
  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning across and stir to combine. 
  • Add in sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add in the crumbled walnut and stir very well. 
  • Pour in the soy sauce (or substitute) and the lime juice. Stir well. 
  • Cook for another 4-5 minutes. 
  • Take off the stove and serve. 



**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
*Please see notes for tips and tricks


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.2mg