Vegan Chickpea Tacos

Chickpea Tacos

I have been wanting to try my hand at making chickpea tacos for quite sometime! For whatever reason, I never got around to it until now. As a blogger, I keep a list on my phone of different things I’d like to make in the future. Sometimes they are meals I see online that look perfect for adding my own little twist to, or sometimes it’s something I’ve seen at a restaurant that I’d like to try replicating at home. This time, it was something I had seen online. All of the recipes I’d previously seen for chickpea tacos seemed to be fairly complicated. I knew there was a much simpler way to make these tasty tacos, so that’s exactly what I set out to do! Create a recipe that had minimal ingredients, tasty, and didn’t break the bank!

Vegan Chickpea Tacos

How to Make Vegan Chickpea Tacos

Making these chickpea tacos is super easy. To make the cooking process smooth, I would recommend adding all of the seasonings to a small (more like tiny) bowl so that you can add them all at once. You can make this recipe oil free by simply using vegetable broth to cook the chickpeas. Alternatively, you can use an oil of your choice. Once the pan is heated, add the drained chickpeas to the pan, then add the seasoning, lime juice and liquid smoke.

A lot of the ingredients listed below are seasonings, most of which you probably already have. I wanted to make sure that these tacos were well flavored and easy to replicate. What’s cool about this recipe is that the chickpeas make for a great base. You can totally customize these vegan chickpea tacos by adding all of your favorite toppings to make them your own!

Vegan Chickpea Tacos

As you can see, I decided to go with a few of my favorites: sautéd peppers and onions. I simply used whatever I had on hand to make this chickpea tacos recipe come alive! In addition, I added diced tomatoes and sliced jalapeños. Homemade guacamole would be great with these too!

Enjoy!

The tortillas may look like typical corn tortillas, but they’re actually a mix between corn and wheat! It’s always so tough for me to decide on which one to purchase, so this combination makes that decision a lot easier. I snagged them from Trader Joe’s, so if you’ve got one near you definitely try them out!

Vegan Chickpea Tacos

As far as costs, this dish is pretty inexpensive (my favorite part). A can of chickpeas costs less than $1 and so does a fresh green pepper and tomato. A package of tortillas is about $1.50 and if you really wanna get fancy, buy an avocado for $2! I’m not sure why people think eating plant-based is expensive. This is just ONE of the many plant-based meals you can make for the LOW!

Plan on trying these? Once you have, let me know what you think in the comments below!

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5 from 4 votes

Chickpea Tacos

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 4 small tortillas
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • a few splashes of vegetable broth (to avoid sticking)
  • toppings of your choice I used cilantro, avocado, diced tomatoes, sautéed green peppers and carrots

Instructions

  • Add rinsed and drained chickpeas to medium sized pan along with vegetable broth and all seasonings. Mix until all chickpeas are coated over medium-low heat.
  • Next, add in lime juice and liquid smoke. Stir. Allow to cook for about 10-15 minutes. While the chickpeas are cooking, begin preparing the toppings of your choice. 
  • Once the chickpeas have finished cooking, begin putting together your tacos. Enjoy! 

Notes

Makes enough for 4 tacos. Need more? Recipe can easily be doubled!

5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These chickpea tacos was so delicious, and the best part—COOK TIME WAS UNDER 30 MINUTES!!!! (YESSSS) While prepping and cooking for my first Thanksgiving, I needed a quite meal that would keep me full but not stuffed for this all nighter task. And, who doesn’t love a good taco??!!!??? My first recipe with I can you can vegan, but will definitely not be my last. As a new vegan (I saw the light on 1/1/18) I’m always looking for tasty, quick, meals and this blog is official my new go to. Thank you Desiree, I can wait to try more of your recipes!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    These chickpea tacos was so delicious, and the best part—COOK TIME WAS UNDER 30 MINUTES!!!! (YESSSS) While prepping and cooking for my first Thanksgiving, I needed a quite meal that would keep me full but not stuffed for this all nighter task. And, who doesn’t love a good taco??!!!??? My first recipe with I can you can vegan, but will definitely not be my last. As a new vegan (I saw the light on 1/1/18) I’m always looking for tasty, quick, meals and this blog is official my new go to. Thank you Desiree, I can wait to try more of your recipes!!!!

    • Hey Monique! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I’m excited to hear your thoughts on more recipes in the future! 💕

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