Kale Taco Salad

taco salad

This kale taco salad features all of your favorite taco ingredients, including walnut taco meat, in salad form! Vegetarian and gluten free, too!



for the walnut “meat”

for the salad:


  1. Place kale in a large bowl, then drizzle it with 2 tbsp olive oil. Using your hands, gently massage the kale for 30 seconds, which will help break down the bitterness of the kale; set aside.
  2. Add walnuts and spices to your food processor and pulse for 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a large skillet and heat for 3-5 minutes or until walnuts are warmed to your liking. The mixture should resemble ground beef.
  3. Pour cooked beans and walnut meat over the kale, then add the tomatoes, cheese, avocado, salsa, and yogurt/sour cream.
  4. Enjoy!

Keywords: kale salad, taco salad, walnut meat