Walnut Meat Tacos with Lime Sour Cream

September 13 , 2017 by: Taco Chef Yes Taco

A meaty blend of walnuts topped with classic taco ingredients and finished with a sour cream mixture that makes for a great quick taco.

To be fair this wasn’t as good as the first time we made to for a few reasons. But we felt the need to make it again in order to review it. We missed out on the sweet corn and cilantro which in hindsight is integral to this taco.

Taste:  ???

This is the second time we’ve made this one. We used corn tortillas this time around, and realized that flour tortilla goes better. The toppings are also important. The walnut and cream has quite a bit of saltiness and can benefit from balancing ingredients such as cilantro and sweet corn.

Appearance:  ???

As others often are, a taco topped with a lot of cabbage and sour cream tends to look a bit messy on the plate. This one is no exception, not a bad looking taco but not an exceptional one either.

Cost:  ?????

Very affordable, most of the major ingredients can be had for around 10$. Cost can vary depending on the toppings you choose.

Difficulty:  ?????

This one can be made very quickly. Simply add the ingredients to the food processor and prep your toppings.  Make the sour cream ahead of time to make it even easier.  Assembly is quick and easy.

Verdict:  Yes taco!

We learned from our mistakes this time around and even still, tonights taco was still pretty good. The walnut filling is great and has a really nice texture to it compared to other tacos we’ve tried.  We will definitely make this one again, but next time we will not deviate from the recipe.





  • 1.5 cup de-shelled walnuts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 flour tortillas


  • sliced avocado
  • diced tomatoes
  • cole slaw cabbage
  • chopped cilantro
  • cojita cheese

Lime Sour Cream

  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water (more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste


  1. Add walnuts and seasonings to a food processor and process until mixture is kind of “meaty”.

  2. Put the sour cream ingredients into a small bowl and use a fork to combine. Add more lime juice and water to achieve the consistency you want. Slowly add the salt to balance the bitterness of the lime.

  3. Place a small spoonful of the cream and wipe it through the center of the shell. Fill taco shells with walnut mixture and top with toppings of choice. Drizzle a small amount of the cream and finish with cojita.

Taken from http://vnutritionandwellness.com with minor alterations. See the original recipe here: https://www.vnutritionandwellness.com/walnut-meat-tacos/