Vegan Taco Salad

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What’s for dinner?

Here is an easy to make vegan taco salad that can be altered to be made 100% raw or tweaked if you just want it vegetarian.  Any way you make it, it is full of delicious flavors and healthy nutrients.

Take any leafy green of your choice and break it up into bowls….I used green leaf lettuce this time. Try spinach, kale, swiss chard, endive, arugala….whatever suits your fancy.

Add black olives…or try green olives, chopped cucumber, red or yellow pepper, sliced mushrooms….any veggies you like.

Put on some sliced avocado and sliced mango…yum!

Add the “taco meat”.  This is made by simply putting raw walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes and some olive oil into the food processor.  It looks like ground hamburger and tastes divine.

I like to add black beans but if you want it to be 100% raw just leave them off.  You can also try kidney beans, chick peas, cannellini beans, or any other type of bean.

Top it off with some homemade fresh salsa.  No need for high fat, oily dressings.  Dice some fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro and squeeze some fresh lime juice in….are you drooling yet?

I also ate my salad with some homemade flax crackers.  This batch is made with soaked flax seeds (to make a gel), pumpkin and sunflower seeds, fresh basil, garlic, and some vegetable pulp from a juice I had made.  I mix it all up and lay it on trays in the dehydrator and let it sit for the rest of the day and night.  In the morning I have crispy and delicious crackers with no processed flour, sugar or any other unhealthy ingredients.

You can add cheese (traditional or vegan style), tofu, seitan, or tempeh if you like to the salad.  It is so easy to make a variety of great tasting salads.

The best part is that you don’t feel stuffed, bloated, greasy, and weighed down after eating a salad like this.  there is no fried taco shell, greasy animal flesh, mucus forming dairy, or processed anything!

Enjoy!

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂

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