Chickpea Taco (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Chickpea Taco (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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 so it was perfect. Now I had to make my own taco seasoning.

Vegan Chickpea Taco

Although my daughter Devannah 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. By the way that’s how I started making my own soaps.

My mindset is, ‘if someone can do it, so can I.’ It’s crazy but that’s the way I am. I also would love to sew my own clothes. I love to know what I’m eating and what I’m putting on my skin.

Vegan Chickpea Taco

Anyway back to our chickpea taco, the recipe is very easy to prepare but tastes amazing.You are more than welcome to use a store-bought taco seasoning, if you decide to try mine, you may adjust the ingredient especially the cayenne pepper. I used only a tiny bit since I was making it primarily for Daevyd my son.

For topping, I added salsa, chopped cherry tomatoes, guacamole, lettuce and green onions.

For similar recipes, try my Black Bean Burritos and my Black Bean Nachos

Vegan Chickpea Taco




3 kcal / 13 kJ
1 g
1 g
5 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

15 min
Ready in:
15 min
7 Servings


Topping Ideas


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


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Chickpea Tacos Vegan Gluten-Free

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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  1. Bruce Timmons
    December 4, 2018

    Great recipes. Trying to eat less meat

  2. Tasha
    September 1, 2018

    This recipe is excellent, making it again!

  3. Diane
    June 30, 2018

    We loved these! Even my meat eating husband and son enjoyed them!

    June 14, 2018

    Thank you Michelle for this recipe. I made these last night and they were delicious, my mom and husband loved them. I followed your recipe almost to the letter; I just used soft corn tortillas warmed in the oven and topped it with a simple avocado, salt & lime puree, finished with some chopped scallions and fresh cilantro; delicious!
    This weekend I’m going to make your Jamaican Lentil Patties. Only I’m going to try using TVP in place of the lentils, all else I’ll follow as noted in your recipe. I’m excited about these too. :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 17, 2018

      veronique, I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed them. I love your toppings and I hope you enjoy the patties.

  5. Betty
    February 17, 2018

    I loved this recipe, as a matter of fact, my whole family enjoyed it.

  6. Carmen
    February 17, 2018

    This recipe comes together so quickly, simple yet so delicious.