cooking · Dinner

A New Take on Soft Tacos

Last week I received a box of Grape-Nuts© products and had fun all weekend crafting up ideas with them, for both Gazing In and my other blog, Trail Cooking. (Grape-Nuts® is hosting a neat contest through the 19th if you are outdoorsy!)


I saw a recipe on their website for vegetarian tacos. Made with Grape-Nuts®. I kid not. OK, you know that meant I had to try it out. And see if it would actually work/taste good. Shockingly? It does. You’d never know it was Grape-Nuts® passing for “meat”. Hmmm…maybe I shouldn’t have mocked my Mom every time she bought a box of that hippy cereal when growing up? 😉 How was it nearly everyone’s Mom in the early 80’s always had a box on hand?

Anyhow, let the feast begin…..


Soft Tacos


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup salsa, preferably chunky style
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup lower sodium taco seasoning mix (store-bought organic or homemade)
  • 2 cups Grape-nuts® cereal
  • 8 soft taco sized flour tortillas, preferably whole grain
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, seed and chopped
  • 1 lime, wedged
  • Shredded cheese, dairy or vegan
  • Sour cream, dairy or vegan
  • Salsa


Heat a large skillet over medium, add and onion, sauté until tender. Stir in salsa, water and taco seasoning mix, bring to a boil over medium-high. Stir in Grape-Nuts, take off heat and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir well.

Serve as filling for soft tacos, with toppings as desired. Squeeze fresh lime over the filling for a great taste.

Serves 4.


Green Salsa Rice


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup verde (green) salsa
  • ¼ cup dried onion
  • 1 cup long grain white rice


Bring broth, salsa and onion to boil in a medium saucepan, add rice, stir well.

Return to boil, turn down to medium-low, cook covered for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, let sit for 5 minutes, then fluff and serve.

Serves 4.


FTC Disclaimer: I received product samples.

7 thoughts on “A New Take on Soft Tacos

  1. Oh my goodness, why didn’t I think of this…although I did add grape nuts to my veggie burgers to thicken them up and give more bite to them 🙂 I can totally see it tasting like meat since it softens when wet and I also baked my peanut butter bars with them and they become so soft and chewy…yum! I’m trying this soon!

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