Walnut Chorizo Taco ‘Meat’

Back away from the beef and stuff your next taco with this flavorful walnut chorizo taco “meat” instead!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? Thatís why itís important to recognize that February is American Heart Month, and to show that by consuming heart-healthy foods, we have control over our health destiny.

Back away from the beef and stuff your next taco with this flavorful walnut chorizo taco "meat" instead!

Thatís what I talked about with Big Al and Scott Moak on†my latest segment of Studio40 Live! I showed them how you can make a delicious chorizo made from, wait for it Ö walnuts! I used a modified version of a recipe that I found on the†California Walnuts†website, and Iíve become totally obsessed with it! I got a big batch of walnuts from the†Sprouts†bulk bins, and Iíve been getting really creative with them in the kitchen.

Walnut Chorizo Taco 'Meat'

Back away from the beef and stuff your next taco with this flavorful walnut chorizo taco "meat" instead!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups California walnuts
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until walnuts are the size of a grain of rice.
  2. Transfer walnut chorizo to a skillet and cook on medium-low heat until warmed through.
  3. Serve warm or reserve until ready to use.

Notes

The original recipe was created by Adam Moore, and the photo is from the California Walnuts website.

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46 comments

heather g
heather g1 hours ago

That's a great recipe and I'm definitely going to try it. I bet none of the readers has tried anything similar

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Jessica K
Jessica K14 hours ago

Very tasty sounding, never mixed walnuts into a bean mix. Thanks.

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Greta L
Greta L2 days ago

tyfs

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Angela K
Angela K3 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Vincent T
Vincent T5 days ago

thank you for posting

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Anne G
Anne G5 days ago

With those ingredients, how could it be bad? Thanks!

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Daniel N
Daniel N5 days ago

thanks for sharing

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Leo C
Leo C5 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Ingrid A
Ingrid A5 days ago

Thank you

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Carol S
Carol S5 days ago

Thanks

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