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How To Make Raw Pecan Tacos With Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown loves this taco recipe that's a little nutty, a little zesty, and a lot of fun! These fresh and crunchy lettuce tacos are filled with a delicious mixture of pecans, colorful veggies, and powerful seasonings, making for a satisfying and unique meal.

Tasty Team
94% would make again

3 hr 10 min

How To Make Raw Pecan Tacos With Tabitha Brown

3 hr 10 min


for 12 servings

  • 2 cups raw pecan (250 g)
  • 2 cups water (240 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid aminos
  • 4 large white mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 lime juice

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • ½ fresh lime juice

For Serving

  • 1 mango
  • 12 butter lettuces, washed and dried
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded (optional) and minced
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • lime wedge
  • tajin seasoning

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 93
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 16g
  • Fiber 13g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pecans with the water and liquid aminos. Soak for 3 hours, then drain.
  2. Make the pico de gallo: In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and lime juice and mix well. Set aside until ready to serve the tacos.
  3. Slice the mango flesh off of the pit, then cube. Set aside.
  4. Add the drained pecans to a food processor with the mushrooms, green and red bell peppers, red onion, jalapeño, taco seasoning, garlic and herb seasoning, and lime juice. Pulse a few times until the mixture is well chopped and resembles ground meat. Do not over-process.
  5. Serve the pecan “meat” in butter lettuce leaves. Top with pico de gallo, jalapeño, mango, cilantro, avocado, lime juice, and Tajín seasoning.
  6. Enjoy!
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How To Make Raw Pecan Tacos With Tabitha Brown