A New Take on Tacos

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Come Out of Your Shell

There’s a reason tacos get their very own day of the week. But we have a versatile recipe you just may want to make every day. It delivers a tortilla full of healthy flavor you’ll feel good about serving your family and offers a tasty option for Meatless Mondays.

Our mushroom and walnut version is perfect for vegans and vegetarians, or anyone trying to cut back on meat. For a different take on a traditional taco, try the mango salsa which takes the taste to a whole new level.

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Taco Filling Ingredients

  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms, just the caps
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados, sliced optional

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 large mangos, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 2 large scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Directions For Shiitake-Walnut Mixture

  1. Chop walnuts in a food processor to mince. Set aside.
  2. Chop mushrooms until minced. Set aside.
  3. Sauté the onion over medium-high heat in the olive oil until soft.
  4. Add mushrooms to skillet and cook until they are nearly dried. Then add garlic and stir for an additional minute.
  5. Add the chili powder, paprika, cayenne, oregano, and salt. Stir.
  6. Stir in the walnuts and cook until soft and fragrant, about two minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and keep warm.

The walnut-shiitake mixture is a great way to cut back on meat and load up on heart healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and B vitamins. The mushrooms give these tacos a meaty texture and savory flavor while being completely plant based. They are a must-try for Meatless Monday!

Directions For Salsa and Assembly

  1. Simply combine the ingredients in a medium bowl.

If preferred, warm the tortillas by toasting in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds per side. You can also wrap a stack in foil and warm in a 350-degree oven for 6-8 minutes.

To serve tacos, add ¼ cup of the filling and a couple tablespoons of mango salsa to each tortilla. Garnish with avocado slices if using and enjoy!

This recipe makes 6 tacos.

One serving equals 2 tacos.

Nutrition Information per Serving: 


Calories:   234
Total Fat:   12g
Carbs:       26g
Protein:     5.8g
Sodium:    219mg
Fiber:        3.15g


Calories:   41
Total Fat:  0.29g
Carbs:      10g
Protein:    0.65g
Sodium:   98mg
Fiber:        1.2g