I’ve seen a few recipes for raw minces online, and to be honest I was a bit sceptical. Not of the likely flavour, but of the idea that a fatty nut was going to be a good thing to add to a meal. The more that I learn about nutrition, the less stressed I get about this sort of thing, but old habits die hard. Thankfully, I grew a set and made some nut meat, because it was awesome. I chose to think of it in the way that healthier non-vegans see food – the focus shouldn’t be on the meat, with a salad side; it should be on the salad, with meat as another ingredient. Sort of. Does this make sense? Anyway, I chose to look at it as just another ingredient, without hoping that a walnut meat would be the central part, and therefore mega fatty. Once I did this, I only needed about a tablespoon of the product, per wrap. I got the delicious flavour and the definite benefit of walnuts, but it wasn’t a shocking load of high calorie fats.
As you can see, this is the work lunch that I took in my Planet Box lunchbox. I had all of the sections, plus the wraps. Everything was raw, so I could keep in the fridge and there was no need to microwave. The flavour was awesome and it was all surprisingly filling.
- 1 ½ cups walnuts
- 10 sundried tomatoes
- ½ tso dehydrated garlic granules
- 1 tsp coriander, ground
- 2 tsp cumin, ground
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Salt and pepper
- To make, blend all in a food processor.
- Serve raw, with wraps and veggies of choice. Store in the fridge.