Quinoa Walnut Taco Meat


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped to be about the size of ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (any other type of oil will work just as well)
  • Extra lime and cilantro (optional)


  1. Add two cups of water to a pot, season it with salt, and bring it to a boil. Stir in your quiona, reduce to a simmer, and cook for fifteen minutes (or until the water has absorbed and the quinoa is cooked through)
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  3. To the quinoa, add your avocado oil, spices, and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper and stir until totally combined
  4. Spread this mixture out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, removing from the oven and tossing with a spatula half way through
  5. Season to taste, add extra lime juice and cilantro to taste, and use however you want!