Who says you can’t get full off of plants? These fully loaded slimming veggie tacos will fill you up, without filling you out!
Fully loaded and slimming seems like an oxymoron, but when you’re talking plant food, it totally makes sense. The high fiber, water, and protein content makes these hard to overeat. The ingredients are nutrient dense and contribute to satiety and maintaining an ideal weight. With just two of these fully loaded slimming tacos, you’ll feel satisfied, but not overly full.
They definitely take a little longer to put together than most of my recipes, but if you make them on the weekend, you’ll have leftovers for a few days, and it’s definitely worth it.
Fully Loaded Slimming Taco
This is probably the healthiest taco recipe. The “shell” is a romaine lettuce leaf, and it’s topped with a delicious walnut lentil taco “meat”, along with my slimming radish salsa, guacamole, and cashew sour cream.
Fully Loaded Slimming Tacos
Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat*
- 1½ cups radish diced (about 7-8)
- 1 cup cucumber seeds removed and diced
- ½ cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes quartered
- 2 green onion / scallion chopped
- ½ cup red onion minced
- 2 tsp. jalapeño minced*
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- 1 lime juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
- ¼ tsp. unrefined salt (real, pink, or Celtic salt) or to taste
Cashew Sour Cream
- 8 leaves romaine lettuce
- Cook the lentils: In a saucepan, combine lentils with 4 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until tender (cook time will vary depending on the type of lentils you use—see package). Drain excess water.
- Toast the walnuts: Preheat oven to 300°F. Add walnuts onto a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 10 to 13 minutes, watching closely, until lightly golden and fragrant. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- Make the salsa: Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl, and toss well.
- Make the guacamole: Combine all guacamole ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork until well combined. Leave a little chunky.
- Make the Cashew Sour Cream: Drain the cashews. Then, place all cashew sour cream ingredients in a bullet blender, and blend on high until smooth. You can add additional water to thin it out as desired.
- Prepare the taco meat: Add cooked lentils and all the toasted walnuts into a large bowl, along with the spices salt, and oil. Mix and mash with a fork, until thoroughly combined, add in a tablespoon of water at a time until combined.
- Assemble: Add a large lettuce leaf onto a plate, top with taco meat, radish salsa, guacamole, and a drizzle of cashew sour cream.
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