07/01/2012 by Farmer K's Kitchen
With my sister-in-law arriving last night for a week, I wanted to make something special and brand-spanking new for her first night with us. Maybe that was a bit risky – serving your guest something you haven’t made before, but I knew Deb would be up for the challenge.
This meal is raw, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, paleo….any others you can think of? Serve this up to anyone and you are safe! Besides all these things, they taste sooooo good. If I had room for more (they are very filling) I would have eaten more just for the sake of being able to taste the awesome mix of flavours again.
A lot of the ingredients for this meal were picked straight from my mini backyard farm, which was quite satisfying, crunchy and fresh! I got this recipe from My New Roots, who I have a lot of respect for. Each recipe I have made from her blog has been exceptional.
Walnut Taco Mix
(or use mince meat instead if you so desire, but my meat-loving husband said it doesn’t need it)
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tbsp. nama shoyu (or soy sauce)
- 1/2 red chilli, chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Put the lot in a Thermomix or food processor and mix so the nuts are little chunks, not puree!
- ½ cup plain cashews
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 5 Tbsp. water (approx.)
- Put all ingredients except water in Thermomix or food processor and blend, adding water one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. If you want a thick cream, use less water.
- 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
- ½ red capsicum, chopped fine
- ½ orange or yellow capsicum, chopped fine
- ½ red onion or 4 spring onions, minced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander
- ½ clove garlic, minced
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of sea salt
- Whisk the garlic, lime juice, honey, olive oil and sea salt in the bottom of a bowl and set aside or in the Thermomix.
- Cut up the veggies into rather small pieces, chop the cilantro and add everything to the dressing bowl.
- Fold to combine and let sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.
Here are some ideas for what you can put into your Mex Taco:
- cabbage, kale, baby spinach leaves
- limes juice
- sprinkling of coriander
- if you want meat instead of the walnut mix, you can add mince