Easy Walnut “Meat” For Raw Vegans

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When it’s hot outside and hot food seems like it will only intensify the heat, turn to filling raw vegan meals. People aren’t always in the mood for a salad or smoothie, though. That’s completely fine because you can get creative with recipes like this raw vegan walnut “meat.” The recipe only calls for five ingredients and a food processor. Keep in mind that this “meat” contains a simple mix of seasonings, but you can always bring more flavor to the dish if you have a specific flavor preference.

When it comes to making raw walnut “meat,” the important thing is to not blend the walnuts for too long. If you process the walnuts too much, they will turn into a slimy paste, like an early version of walnut butter. The ideal walnut “meat” retains a small amount of crunch from the walnuts. The blended mixture should look like chopped up ground beef.

Easy Walnut “Meat” For Raw Vegans
  • Prep Time:20m
  • Total Time:20m


  • 1 c raw walnuts
  • 1 tsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Soak the walnuts in water for 20 minutes and then drain the water.
  2. Add the soaked walnuts, coconut aminos, dried basil, paprika, and garlic powder to a food processor and pulse until the walnuts resemble crumbly ground beef.
  3. Don\'t pulse the walnuts too much or else they will start to turn to a buttery consistency.
  4. Add this walnut meat to your salads or raw vegan tacos. Enjoy!
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