Most raw taco recipes on the internet are heavily involved with nuts and seeds. I am incredibly allergic to all tree nuts, so this of course was not an option for me (especially their nut cheeses made out of cashews). I am personally not a fan of over-consuming fats, and seeds I don't enjoy all that much (they make me feel slow, tired, and slightly drunk; avocados on the other hand do not, so I normally choose avocados and other fat-rich fruits like durian to satisfy my fat cravings).
Anyway, I designed this recipe based on my love for mushrooms and zucchini (which makes up the base of the "meat") - it turned out insanely amazing, and leaves you feeling great! So enough talk, and more recipe. See below for the ingredients, and simple process to create your own fresh, raw vegan tacos!
1-2 cups cremini mushrooms, chopped finely
2 medium zucchini's, chopped into little cubes
1 medjool date, soaked in water until squishy - blend the date in the soak water to make a sort of "sauce", and add 1/2 - 1 tsp taco seasoning* (I make my own homemade, see below for recipe), mix again
4 Tomatoes, chopped finely
1 Garlic clove, crushed
3 tbsp finely diced red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (aka. corriander)
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 Head Romaine
1 Carrot, shredded (the "Cheeze")
1/2 long english cucumber, chopped into tiny pieces
Take the medjool date & taco seasoning sauce, and mix with zucchini and mushroom so it covers all the little pieces. Take this mixture and let it dehydrate in the dehydrator at a low temperature for a couple hours, or you can skip this step if you don't have a dehydrator and just let the flavours mingle for a couple hours in a covered bowl (it really doesn't matter if this mixture is more moist or dry, it will taste the same in the end)
To make the salsa, simply combine all the ingredients labelled under salsa, and let sit for an hour to let the flavours blend.
That's it! Now take your romaine taco shell, layer the "meat", cucumber pieces, salsa and "carrot cheeze" - this recipe is way up there on my favourite list! Give it a try!
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*Taco seasoning recipe: (makes more than the recipe calls for - save it for another time!)
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt (I leave this out, but you may add it if you consume salt)