Pecan Taco "Meat"

Submitted by:

American Pecan Council | Dawn Jackson Blathner, RDN

This pecan taco “meat” is made using ground pecans as a nutritious, vegetarian option that’s still full of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecan halves or pecan pieces (or lightly toasted)
  • 1 teaspoon pecan oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • To serve (optional):
  • Corn tortillas
  • Shredded green or red cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onion
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeños
  • Lime
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  1. In a pan over medium heat, add oil, onion, coconut aminos, and spices. Cook about 4 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  2. Add pecans and onion mixture to food processor and pulse until consistency of ground beef, about 8 to 10 pulses. Makes 1 cup taco “meat.”
  3. To serve: Use to make tacos with classic ingredients such as corn tortillas, shredded green/red cabbage, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime, and guacamole.

*Recipe note: Use 1 heaping tablespoon of natural taco seasoning mix instead of the cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne if you’re in a time crunch.

Nutrition facts

Calories

200

Fat

19g

Sat Fat

1.5g

Sodium

190mg

Carbs

6g

Fiber

3g

Protein

3g

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