Around this time last year fellow Torontonian Kristy La Pointe ( AKA Plant Based Kristy) reached out to me with a great collaboration idea, a chopped-inspired recipe challenge.
I chose five plant-based ingredients, and she had to put them together in a delicious and nutritious way.
My Selections: Dragon Fruit, Walnuts, Brown Rice, Avocado and Kale.
When AndyTheRD challenged me to make a dish using these 5 mystery ingredients I landed on these tacos that were so damn delicious. I winged them but I’ve cobbled together a recipe if you want to try replicating them yourself at home! But look I’m not into telling you how to live your life and exactly how much cumin to use because that’s not how I roll. Also I’m lazy and super experiment-y while I cook. So I don’t really write recipes I write “Vague Recipes”. Taste as you go, play with amounts and sub out whatever you want. It’s your life!
– Kristy La Pointe
Plant Based Kristy’s #VagueRecipe Dragonfruit Tacos
Toasted Walnut Lentil Filling:
Equal Parts Toasted Walnuts and Cooked Lentils (I used 1 cup of each)
Tamari (Or Organic Soy Sauce)
Teaspoonish of: Chilli powder, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar
Pulse in a food processor until the mixture is crumbly and sort of looks like taco meat! Season until it tastes good.
Shredded Red Cabbage
Finely sliced broccolini stems
Handful of chopped cilantro
Fresh Lime Juice
Bit of Sea Salt
Optional Splash of Maple Syrup (for sweetness)
Mix the liquids, and then dress the veg with the mixture and let sit for a while. If you’re fancy you can blend up some soft dragfruit into a puree and use that as the sweet in your liquid mixture.
Additional Optional Add-ons:
Cashew Sour Cream (I love OhSheGlow’s recipe)
Diced Fresh Tomatoes or Salsa
Brown Rice Mixed with steamed broccolini
Serve in a whole wheat or brown rice tortillas or over a bed of greens! Live yo life!
More About Kristy
@plant.based.kristy is the food loving alter-ego of writer/actress Kristy LaPointe. Using plant based ingredients to prove that vegan food can be totally delicious and not horrible, she is very into bright colours, avocados, and referring to herself in the third person. She writes and does food styling and photography for a bunch of brands and eats way too much hummus.
Follow her on instagram here: www.instagram.com/plant.based.kristy,
Learn more about her crazy life here: www.kristylapointe.com
Until next time,
Andy De Santis RD MPH