Recipe + Photos by April Viar 

Indulge in a vibrant culinary experience with our Raw Walnut Meat Tacos. Packed with the richness of walnuts, the crunch of purple cabbage, the freshness of cilantro lime salsa, and the zing of apple cider vinegar slaw. Get ready to savor a delicious, vegan twist on traditional tacos!

Serving: 12


  • 16 oz bag raw walnuts 
  • 1 large purple cabbage
  • 1 medium size green cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 cup of Plnt Organics Certified Vegan Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 cup of sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos 
  • Pinch of salt 


  • In a large bowl, combine shredded green cabbage and sliced red onions. Add apple cider vinegar and mix thoroughly to create the slaw. Set the slaw aside, allowing the flavors to meld. This will give that tangy twist to compliment your tacos. 
  • To make the salsa, place the diced onions, cilantro and fresh lime juice in a bowl, stir everything together to marinate and set to the side. 
  • Combine walnuts, diced garlic, sun dried tomatoes, Braggs Liquid Aminos and the spices in a food processor. Blend until a smooth paste consistency is achieved. The oil in the sun dried tomatoes will help to bind the ingredients together. 
  • Remove outer leaves of the purple cabbage. Peel off any damaged or wilted outer leaves. Cut the core from the bottom of the cabbage to loosen the leaves. Gently pull apart and carefully peel off individual leaves, ensuring they remain intact. This is very important, because the intact leaves will be your taco shells. 
  • Assemble your raw walnut tacos by placing a generous portion of walnut meat on each cabbage leaf. Follow with a layer of the refreshing slaw, and finish it off by topping with the zesty salsa. 
  • The combination of textures and flavors creates a deliciously unique taco experience. 


Embrace the process. Do not stress if some cabbage leaves tear. You can still roll up the ingredients, creating a flavorful taco.