Raw Tacos

Raw Vegan Tacos!

These have to be the most refreshing and satisfying tacos I have ever tasted! It’s a simple, basic, easy recipe, except for one slightly time consuming step: very thinly slicing up the jicama. But I have confidence in you, and know you will be enjoying these in no time!

Raw Taco Shell Recipe:

*jicama is a starchy veggie, not advised for those on the AS low starch diet

Peel jicama. Thinly slice into round “tortillas”. You can use a mandoline slicer (if you have one wide enough, mine isn’t) or use a sharp “pink” knife (this is what I did) to very slowly slice super thin rounds. Just take your time, and you will get the hang of it! If you really want to crank the slices out easily, I have found using a meat slicer to be the easiest way to get ready for a big dinner party, and I recently ordered this one. Massage each slice with a little bit of sea salt, then stack and let rest for about 15 minutes. Once the jicama goes limp, you can rinse each slice off in running water, then let rest in a bowl of water in the fridge until ready to use.

Walnut Taco Meat:

  • · 1 cup raw walnuts (or pecans)
  • · 1 TBS tamari or coconut aminos
  • · 1/2 tsp cumin
  • · 1/4 tsp chipotle or chili powder
  • · 1 clove fresh garlic, minced

If you have time, it’s best to soak your walnuts for 8 hours, then dehydrate for about 12 hours.

Pulse ingredients together in a food processor until you have a crumble. Don’t over process. Let marinate for an hour or overnight. If you don’t have a food processor, just chop the walnuts, and mix with the other ingredients.

Taco Toppings Pictured:

  • shredded carrot
  • shredded cabbage (massage in a little sea salt & lime juice)
  • pickled or fresh red onions
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • chopped green onions (scallion)

Other Topping Options:

Taco night will never be the same again! xoxo



  1. I never would have thought to turn jicama into taco shells. Very clever idea! Love it. And thanks for linking to my pickled onion post. Much appreciated!

  2. Jimaca for the shell! Gread idea! (Unfortunately I cannot eat the nuts, but I’ll adapt the concept…)

  3. Kim

    Love your site name and this recipe is so flippin good! Just had it today 🙂 Thanks for your recipes!

    • Kim, so awesome to hear you loved it!! I made a batch of these yesterday too, and I totally love how fresh and satisfying these “rawcos” are! ♥

  4. Rafael Freaner

    Hi Betty! Wow that looks delicious! I really want to try this recipe. Is jicama starch free?

  5. Jana

    Andrea I am making these for the second time tonight. We invited friends over for a make your own taco party which was instigated from a post I had on these tacos. We are not vegan so there will be meat and rabbit tacos as well – however – I think these are what goes on my plate tonight. 🙂

    • Hi Jana,

      Oh so glad to hear you are enjoying this recipe!! I LOVE this taco meat, and am always surprised how much the guys come back for second helpings of it at dinner parties. Sounds like you are having the ultimate taco party tonight, I love it!! ♥

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