Celeriac & Walnut Tacos


Fake out your meat-loving family and friends with this fast plant-based taco dinner recipe. Ground toasted nuts and chopped sautéed celeriac yield a texture similar to ground beef, then classic taco seasoning does the rest. If you want a little heat, sprinkle these healthy vegetarian tacos with some minced jalapeño.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 tacos


  • ½ cup walnuts

  • 8 ounces celeriac (celery root), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons corn oil

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided

  • teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup julienned peeled jicama and/or radishes

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

  • ½ cup fresh salsa or pico de gallo

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro


  1. Toast walnuts in a medium skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pulse in a food processor to coarsely chop. Transfer to a small bowl.

  2. Pulse celeriac in the food processor until chopped into 1/4-inch pieces.

  3. Heat oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the celeriac and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the walnuts and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, onion powder and oregano; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add water and simmer until mostly absorbed but still saucy, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

  4. Mix jicama (and/or radishes) with lime juice and the remaining pinch of salt.

  5. Serve the celeriac mixture in tortillas topped with the jicama (and/or radishes), avocado, salsa (or pico de gallo) and cilantro.

    Celeriac & Walnut Tacos

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
24g Fat
38g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 499IU 10%
Vitamin C 15mg 17%
Folate 63mcg 16%
Sodium 428mg 19%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 588mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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