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Superfood Pecan Tacos

Yields1 Serving

Everyone loves tacos! Easily make vegetarian superfood tacos using ground pecans as a nutritious plant-based protein for taco “meat.”

 1 cup raw pecan halves or pieces (or lightly toasted)
 1 tsp pecan or extra virgin olive oil
 ½ medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari)
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp oregano
 ½ tsp chili powder
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp black pepper
  tsp cayenne
To serve (optional):
 Corn tortillas
 Shredded green or red cabbage
 Green onion

In a pan over medium heat, add oil, onion, coconut aminos, and spices. Cook about 4 minutes, until onion is translucent.


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.”

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. You can also top with this cajun garlic dipping sauce for added flavor.

Recipe notes:

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

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.