Chickpea Tacos

These flavorful chickpea tacos are so easy to prepare, a great weeknight, lunch or Taco Tuesday meal, chickpea cooked with onion, garlic, and homemade taco seasonings. These homemade tacos are way better than eating out.

Chickpea Tacos

I'm all about quick meals, so when my son Daevyd showed me taco shells that were in the pantry and said he wanted me to prepare them for him. I was all excited, yes I will make chickpea taco.

We had some chickpeas already and we had just bought some avocados and vegan sour cream, so it was perfect. Now I had to make my own taco seasoning.

Although my daughter had bought some prepared taco seasonings from the health food store, I always prefer preparing my own sauces, seasonings, etc 95% of the time. It's just me, I'm a 'do it yourself' kind of person. Some of my favorite DIY seasonings are Creole Seasoning, Easy Curry Powder, Jamaican Jerk Sauce

Easy Chickpea Tacos with chickpea stew topped with guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream lettuce in a white casserole dish

Chickpea Taco Ingredients

  • Chickpea
  • Olive oil
  • Onion 
  • Garlic
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • Taco Shells
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Spring Onion

How To Make Chickpea Tacos

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, sugar and cook until fragrant about 1 minute. Add chickpeas and stir to coat, using the back of the spoon to mash some of the chickpeas for about 2 minutes.
  3. If the chickpeas are too dry you may now add about 1 tablespoon or 2 of water to moisten. Season with salt to taste.
  4. To assemble, place about 1/4 cup chickpeas in each taco shell, then layer with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, spring onions.

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Best Chickpea Tacos with chickpea stew topped with guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream lettuce in a white casserole dish

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Nutrition

Energy:
367 kcal / 1534 kJ
Fat:
12 g
Protein:
14 g
Carbs:
53 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
8 min
Ready in:
18 min
For:
7 Servings

Ingredients

Chickpea

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Other Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, sugar and cook until fragrant about 1 minute. Add chickpeas and stir to coat, using the back of the spoon to mash some of the chickpeas for about 2 minutes.
  3. If the chickpeas are too dry you may now add about 1 tablespoon or 2 of water to moisten. Season with salt to taste.
  4. To assemble, place about 1/4 cup chickpeas in each taco shell, then layer with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, spring onions.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Shaye
    June 9, 2019

    Just found your blog. Love the healthy and flavorful recipes. I’m going to try this but with the soft corn tacos. Can’t do the hard shells.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 9, 2019

      Shaye please welcome to our blog, I appreciate you leaving a not to say hello. I hope you enjoy the taco recipe.

  2. Kylie
    June 2, 2019

    One of my family’s favorite of yours, thank you Michelle.