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No Juan Knows it’s Not Meat Tacos


Taco bout awesome!

When you’re trying to please your carnivorous friend with your bird seed menu, it helps to fake it until you make it. This protein-rich and flavourful plant-based taco meat recipe is the perfect filling for any Mexican night menu, including tacos, burrito bowls, nachos, enchiladas etc.

Nutritional Highlights

Walnuts – Full of healthy fat, Walnuts have Bone-strengthening ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid), blood flow improving amino acids, disease-fighting Vitamin-E and free-radical fighting manganese and copper.

Hemp Hearts – Packed with brain-boosting Omega-3’s, muscle-repairing protein, anemia-fighting iron, immunity-boosting zinc, recovery-accelerating magnesium and free-radical fighting Vitmain E.

Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!

Lentils – With muscle-repairing protein,digestion-aiding fibre, and red blood cell-boosting folate, lentils are an excellent addition to your plant-based regimen.

CinnamonCinnamon is known to promote heart health and eyesight through beneficial antioxidants, it’s been found to kill E. coli and many other bacteria, and its anti-inflammatory compounds help relieve pain and stiffness of muscles and joints due to arthritis —or a day of siiiick riding!

Cumin – Full of red blood cell producing iron and copper, immune-boosting and digestion-regulating zinc, blood pressure and heart rate controlling potassium, and free-radical fighting manganese.

Paprika – Full of free radical fighting antioxidants, macular degeneration-combating and wound-healing Vitamin E, healthy-skin promoting Vitamin A.

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

No Juan Knows it's Not Meat Tacos

Print Recipe
Serves: 3 Cooking Time: 25min


  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 brown mushrooms, grated
  • 2 C cooked brown or green lentils, rinsed & drained
  • 1/3 C broccoli, grated
  • 1/4 C minced cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño, chopped
  • Handful crushed walnuts
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. pink sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 C vegetable stock
  • Optional
  • Shredded vegan cheese
  • Chopped kale
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole



Prepare veggies


Drop coconut oil into a hot cast iron pan


Add mushrooms, lentils, broccoli, cilantro and jalapeño and sautée 5 minutes


Add remaining ingredients and stir until hot


Add to tacos, burrito bowls, nachos, enchiladas etc.

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