Sundried-Tomato-Walnut Tacos With Avocado Crema

Teen chef and health advocate Haile Thomas shares her recipe for vegan grain-free tacos.

Walnut Tacos


For Walnut “Meat”:

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomato
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup tamari

Avocado Crema:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 piece of jalapeño
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin

Romaine Lettuce


  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Fresh Cilantro


Add all walnut meat ingredients to a food processor. Process slightly, leaving it crunchy and chewy but not mushed out. Set aside.

Add all avocado crema ingredients to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and season to taste with salt. Set aside and refrigerate until ready to use.

Build your tacos on a lettuce “shell” by adding the walnut meat and suggested toppings or your favorite veggies and fruits. Top with the avocado crema.

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Photography by Haile Thomas

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