Taco Tuesday: Raw Soft Tacos

Happy #TacoTuesday, friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. : )

Lately I've been craving raw foods, which is weird because normally in the cold months here in Michigan, the only foods that sound good to me are warm comfort foods! Maybe it's the periodic days of sunshine we've had recently, but nevertheless, I felt inspired to make some raw soft tacos today!

These tacos are great because they come together really quickly and satisfy my taco cravings without making me feel super heavy / full after eating them. Plus, I had been wanting to try raw coconut wraps for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so! You might think that coconut and tacos are a strange combination, but the wraps barely have any flavor and when mixed with the other ingredients, you really can't taste any coconut. I used Nuco's Organic Coconut Wraps and they're a great gluten-free and grain-free alternative to bread and tortillas.

For today's tacos, you will need:

  • 1 coconut wrap

  • 2 TBS of guacamole (I had Hope Food's Spicy Green Chili guacamole)

  • 1 cup of raw pecans, soaked for at least one hour. You can also use walnuts (preferred) or even cashews here instead -- I just had some raw pecans I wanted to use up!

  • 1 TBS of garlic powder

  • 1TBS of chili powder

  • 2 tsp of ground cumin

  • 1 tsp of paprika

  • S + P to taste

  • 1/4 of a green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1/4 of a red bell pepper, sliced

Let's Make It:

  • Place a coconut wrap onto a cutting board and spread guacamole across surface of wrap.

  • For our taco "meat" today, we're using pecans and spices that, once they're assembled, really resemble meat. The idea behind soaking the pecans beforehand is that it softens them so that when you blend them up with the spices, they're not super crunchy.

  • To make the meat, strain your pecans and pour nuts into a food processor or high speed blender. Add your spices and process until everything is combined and resembles a meat-like consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

  • Sprinkle desired amount of taco meat over the guacamole (you'll definitely have leftover meat if you're just making one taco!).

  • Add in sliced bell peppers to one side of the wrap and then slowly fold the wrap, making sure that you're pulling the peppers back and under the wrap as you fold (kind of like a burrito, I suppose!).

  • Cut in half and serve immediately! Enjoy!

BodyMary Beth Mannino