Walnut "Chorizo" Tacos with Pickled Vegetables | CelebrateMORE.com

Walnut "Chrorizo" Tacos with Pickled Vegetables

Yield: 8 persons

Serving Size: 2 Tacos

Walnut "Chrorizo" Tacos with Pickled Vegetables


    Pickled Vegetables
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2/4 tsp Salt
  • 8 Radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 Medium Jalapeno Peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Clove Garlic, thinly sliced
    California Walnut Chorizo
  • 1 1/2 Cups (15oz) Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Cups Walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Chipotle
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander


  1. Stir together lime juice, sugar and sea salt in a small bowl. Stir in radish, jalapeno and garlic slices and let stand for 30 minutes to pickle.
  2. Meanwhile, to prepare “chorizo” crumble, place walnuts and beans in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons oil and remaining crumble ingredients to food processor and pulse again until mixture is finely chopped and resembles ground meat, stirring several times and moving the mixture from the bottom of the food processor bowl to the top to evenly mix.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add “chorizo” mixture to skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until mixture is nicely browned and resembles ground meat, stirring frequently. (May be prepared several days ahead and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.)
  5. Brush each tortilla lightly with oil or coat with cooking spray. Cook briefly on a griddle or skillet over medium-high heat to brown on both sides, keeping warm in foil until all tortillas are cooked.
  6. Remove pickled vegetables from liquid and discard garlic slices. Fill each tortilla with equal amounts of “chorizo” and pickled vegetables. Garnish with lettuce and cilantro and serve with lime wedges.


Recipe from California Walnuts

Nutrition Per Serving (2 Tacos): Calories: 520, Total Fat: 28g, Sat Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 16g, Monounsaturated fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 960mg, Carbohydrates 58g, Dietary Fiber: 12g, Total Sugars: 2g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin D: 0mcg, Calcium 8mg, Iron: 4mg, Potassium: 530mg