Wheat Berry + Walnut Taco “Meat”

This recipe has been a regular at the Love Chard Headquarters since it first made it’s debut!

Rich with flavor, this dish will sure be a winner. If you don’t have taco seasoning on hand, don’t worry–we have you covered with two easy no-salt taco seasoning recipes ready for you to whip up.

Wheat berries are a variety of whole wheat and in the grain family. You can find them in most grocery stores, most often in their health food section for about $1.70 per pound. The wheat berries provide a texture that is perfect for a taco”meat.” We have substituted them for farro, an ancient whole grain, and they had a similar texture and were just as good! Farro runs anywhere from $3.50 a pound to over $10 per pound. Savings wise, wheat berries are a much better buy.

Another key ingredient in this recipe is coconut aminos. This is a soy-free seasoning sauce derived from coconut sap. Available in most health food section of grocery stores for around $7 per bottle. It can easily be swapped for liquid aminos, a low sodium soy-sauce, or another low sodium soy sauce of your choice. Coconut aminos is mild so if using liquid aminos I would suggest to use half of the measurement since it’s much stronger.

Serve in a whole wheat or whole grain corn wrap. We also enjoy this dish over a bed of romaine then topped with taco favorites such as tomatoes, onions, corn, black beans, peppers, salsa, avocado, lime, cilantro. Oh, and don’t forget the Nutritarian Sour Cream!

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Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins
 1 cup cooked wheat berries*
 1 green onion stalk, finely diced
 ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
 ¼ cup water
 3 tbsp coconut aminos**
 1½ - 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or your favorite no-salt taco seasoning
 ½ tbsp minced garlic
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Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat for 15 minutes.

2

Add additional water if needed.

NOTES
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*Wheat berries are a variety of whole wheat and in the grain family. You can find them in most grocery stores, most often in their health food section for about $1.70 per pound. Farro, a whole grain, can be substituted for the wheat berries for a similar texture.

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**Coconut aminos is a soy-free seasoning sauce derived from coconut sap. Available in most health food sections of grocery stores for around $7 per bottle. Coconut aminos is mild so if using liquid aminos instead I would suggest to use half of the measurement since it's much stronger.

Ingredients

 1 cup cooked wheat berries*
 1 green onion stalk, finely diced
 ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
 ¼ cup water
 3 tbsp coconut aminos**
 1½ - 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or your favorite no-salt taco seasoning
 ½ tbsp minced garlic

Directions

1

Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat for 15 minutes.

2

Add additional water if needed.

NOTES
3

*Wheat berries are a variety of whole wheat and in the grain family. You can find them in most grocery stores, most often in their health food section for about $1.70 per pound. Farro, a whole grain, can be substituted for the wheat berries for a similar texture.

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**Coconut aminos is a soy-free seasoning sauce derived from coconut sap. Available in most health food sections of grocery stores for around $7 per bottle. Coconut aminos is mild so if using liquid aminos instead I would suggest to use half of the measurement since it's much stronger.

Wheat Berry + Walnut Taco “Meat”
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