Layered Taco Salad with Walnut Mince and Vegan Sour Cream

Walnut ‘mince’ is SO easy to make – and very very tasty. It’s perfect to add to salads or Mexican inspired dishes like my Ultimate Vego Taco. If you have a blender or food processor you’ll whip up this mince within a matter of minutes, if not then you can simply add the nuts to a towel and ground them by hitting with a hammer or rolling pin. Tip: double the batch of walnut mince, salsa and smashed avo and turn this dish into tacos for dinner!


November 13, 2017
: 2
: 10 min
: 10 min
: easy


  • For the mince:
  • 1 cup (125g) walnuts, soaked for 2-8 hours (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce (low salt preferred)
  • 1/2 tbsp of (walnut) oil
  • 1/4 cup (30g) buckwheat flour, or whole wheat flour
  • cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • For the sour cream:
  • 1 pack (300g) silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp vinegar, like red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • For the salsa:
  • 1/2 can of corn kernels, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 can of black beans, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • handful of coriander or parsley, chopped
  • lime juice, salt & pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • Leafy greens
  • Avocado
  • Step 1 Start by making the walnut mince. Add all the walnuts to a food processor and pulse it resembles mince.
  • Step 2 Add all the other ingredients for the mince to a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Step 3 Now add all the ingredients for the vegan sour cream to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You can ommit this if you’re vegetarian and using store bought sour cream.
  • Step 4 Add all the ingredients for the salsa in a large bowl and mix.
  • Step 5 Smash the avocado and add some salt & pepper to taste.
  • Step 6 Layer the salad by washing the leafy greens and add them to a bowl or plate, top with the smashed avocado, salsa, walnut mince and drizzle with sour cream.
  • Step 7 Tip: double the batch of mince, salsa and smashed avo and turn this dish into tacos for dinner!

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