What vegans eat in the summer: Magical Raw Tacos

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Hi sun-kissed beauties! I’ve already shared this recipe on my blog but wanted to do a video to show you how fast and easy you can make your meals in the summer. Raw tacos are my go-to summer meal. You can put all kinds of delicious fillings inside! Since you are skipping the tortillas (and the gluten) and replacing it with water-dense lettuce you have a meal that is going to cool you off and hydrate you. Just perfect for summer!

Be sure to check out my article on HappyCow.net for more tips on how to eat during the summer!

(Please click through to the post to see video if viewing on email!)

I’m trying a new way to film my videos so you can see more closely what I’m doing. So I’ve used my computer to film the chopping. What do you think of this new set-up? I love showing knife techniques because learning how to chop will save you so much time in the kitchen!

Check out my raw taco nut meat recipe for a delicious variation!

Magical Raw Tacos

by Christy Morgan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (5 to 7 servings)

  • 1 head romaine, washed
  • 1 carrot, thin matchsticks
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced small
  • 1 avocado, cubed small
  • 6 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Red Pepper Cashew Spread
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked 3 hours
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup red pepper, chopped (about 1 pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Cayenne (if you want it spicy)

Instructions

Drain cashews. In a food processor, blend cashews with water until fairly creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the rest of spread ingredients and blend until smooth. To assemble taco, spread red pepper cashew spread on a lettuce leaf and top with a sprinkle of carrot, cucumber, avocado, and basil. Repeat. Serve immediately.

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  • Audrey 01 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    I love that you've added Recipage! I still need to try this recipe; it sounds yummy. 🙂

  • i  LOVE raw tacos! they're so refreshing and fun to eat — they're interactive:) thanks for sharing!

  • Heather Nauta 02 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    I love the new camera angle 🙂 and I love this recipe!! so yummy 🙂

  • Ricki 03 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    This is SO much my kind of recipe! I've been craving raw for the last couple of weeks with the warmer weather, so these will be perfect! Thanks, Christy. 🙂

    • Christy Morgan 04 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      Sure thing! Is it 95F there yet? It’s almost unbearable so raw food is all I’m craving!

  • Sara 08 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    So easy! I'll definitely put this on my go-to list for the summer 🙂

  • Lea 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

    What can i sub for the tamari?

    • Christy Morgan 13 / 12 / 2012 Reply

      If you are avoiding soy you can use sea salt to season to taste. Enjoy!

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