Meat Substitutes - Glendas Farmhouse

Meat Substitutes

Over half of American consumers are eating more plant-based foods because it makes them feel healthier, but many plant-based “meats” are loaded with artificial ingredients. Heart-healthy walnuts can meet both the flavor and texture demands for meat substitutes and can be easily incorporated into countless foods.
Protein Substitutes For Meat
Protein Substitutes For Meat

Meat Substitutes

Prep Time 15 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 2


About Glenda’s Farmhouse


Glenda’s Farmhouse is an Andersen & Sons Shelling brand. As a vertically integrated farming operation, we raise, hull, dry, shell, sort, store, package, and sell healthy-for-you walnuts. Our walnuts are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, kosher, and certified vegan.

Since 1904, the Andersen family has been farming walnuts, prunes, and cattle in Vina, California, in California’s Central Valley. We have merged with Western Nut Company and are expanding into new brands and other tree nut products, such as cashews, almonds, and pecans. We think of our walnuts as the “go-to” nut of choice for consumer cooking, baking, and snacking.



  1. Add the walnuts, mushrooms, tamari, and salt/pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times in batches until it breaks down and resembles a ground beef texture. Do not over-process, or it will turn smooth like paste.

    Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days.


  1. Wash the mushrooms before using them, but be sure to dry them off to avoid adding too much moisture to the mixture.

Flavor Ideas:

  1. For Mexican flavor:

    Make the “meat” with 2 tablespoons cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or cayenne).

  2. For Italian flavor:
    Make the “meat” with 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  3. For Indian flavor:

    Make the “meat” with 2 teaspoons coriander, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin (or garam masala), 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or onion powder).

  4. Additional flavors by Glenda's Farmhouse:
  5. The best certified organic walnuts are from brands you can trust, such as Glenda’s Farmhouse. Try our recipe for walnut meat, a delicious meat substitute. We guarantee you will enjoy every bite you take. Get in touch with us at 530.839.2236 or reach out to us using our online contact form.