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Smoky walnut tacos with mushrooms & aubergine

Walnuts are the only tree nut to contain a significant amount of Omega-3 and a study showed eating up to 42g of walnuts a day for 3 weeks actually increased beneficial gut bacteria and reduced cholesterol! Give it a try with these walnut tacos.

Dinner, Lunch

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walnut tacos
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Serves 4

50g sundried tomatoes 240g raw walnuts 50g mushrooms, finely diced 50g aubergine, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ tsp sea salt ½ tbsp smoked paprika ½ tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp nutritional yeast 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup water

To serve

Wholewheat tortillas Avocado Fresh coriander Radishes Black beans Hummus or yogurt


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F

Step 2

Add the walnuts to a food processor and pulse into a semi-fine meal (some larger chunks are ok, be careful not to churn into a butter). Remove from the mixer and pour into a bowl.

Step 3

Add the sundried tomatoes, garlic, sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, chilli powder and nutritional yeast (optional) into the empty food processor and blend. Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil slowly to thicken the mix.

Step 4

Stir the spice mix into the bowl of walnuts, add ¼ cup of water to keep the mix from drying out. Transfer to a greased baking tray.

Step 5

Add the mushrooms and aubergine to the walnut mixture on the tray, drizzle over the last ½ tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Leftovers can be stored for around 5 days in the fridge.

Step 6

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 C / 350 F, stirring halfway through to prevent over-browning.

Step 7

Warm some wholewheat tortillas per the packet instructions. Spread some hummus or yogurt on the base, then add the walnut 'meat', followed by the other toppings of your choice.

I used hummus as a base and then avocado, radishes, black beans and fresh coriander to top.

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August 8, 2022 @ 2:45 pm

Great to hear you enjoyed the recipe Susan!


July 7, 2022 @ 8:11 pm


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November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Hi Caroline, great to hear you loved the recipe!!


November 11, 2021 @ 5:33 pm

Very good recipe!! 🙏 a lot 🌟🥰

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March 3, 2021 @ 12:20 pm

Thanks Dan! So glad to hear you liked them


March 3, 2021 @ 7:37 pm

Really liked these. Much quicker and easier than I thought. The walnut mix is a little dry, so use a liberal amount of hummus or other sauce.


March 3, 2021 @ 7:36 pm

Really liked these! Much wuixk

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December 12, 2020 @ 12:34 pm

You can indeed! Fry the mix for 7-10 mins over medium heat.


November 11, 2020 @ 7:04 pm

Are you able to fry the mixture instead of bake? Thanks!