I love Mexican food. I have eaten countless tacos, burritos, enchiladas, pinto beans, salsas, etc. Wherever I have lived, I’ve always managed to find at least one good place that serves yummy Mexican food. I’ve made it myself. And, of course, I have eaten delicious Mexican food… in Mexico. So when I saw that the Day 1 Dinner recipe in The 22-Day Revolution was a recipe for tacos, I got excited. And then I read through the ingredients and discovered that the “shells” are lettuce leaves. What?! I figured the tacos wouldn’t have any meat and I didn’t have a problem with that… but lettuce shells?! The thing is that when I hear the word “taco”, my mouth begins to salivate for something warm, wrapped in a corn shell. Lettuce is a let-down for something called a taco. Something wrapped in lettuce is a “lettuce wrap.” I like “lettuce wraps”—just don’t call them tacos, please.
Here are the ingredients for the Raw Walnut Tacos in the book, which I prefer to call Raw Walnut LETTUCE WRAPS:
- 2 cups walnuts
- 2 heads romaine lettuce
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp coriander
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- Dash paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper
- 2 Haas avocados
- ½ pint cherry tomatoes
- ½ tbsp dried parsley flakes
- 1 lime
- Pinch salt & ground black pepper
I used fresh garlic and fresh parsley from my garden. I didn’t use the “coconut aminos” because I didn’t know what that was and didn’t have any. The recipe was enough for 6 lettuce wraps. They were flavor-full and refreshing. I did like them. But I won’t call them T_ _ _ _!
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