nutritional information

Per Serving (2 tacos):

  • Calories: 402
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Total Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 800 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Chickpea Tacos

Chickpea Tacos

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Turns out, tacos don’t have to be hot to be delicious. The chickpea-avocado mash used as a filling here is prepared and served at room temperature. (It makes a great sandwich spread as well.) Because the fat content of taco shells can vary, look for brands that contain approximately 6 grams or fewer per shell.
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 8 corn taco shells
  • 2 cups baby salad greens
  • 1 cup prepared salsa (medium or hot)
  • ½ cup nondairy sour cream

1. Place avocado in small bowl, and mash with fork. Stir in chickpeas, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic; season with salt and pepper.

2. Set taco shells in napkin-lined basket. Place salad greens, salsa, and sour cream in separate bowls, and set out alongside chickpea-avocado mash.

3. To serve, let each person build their own taco by filling each shell with ¼ cup chickpea-avocado mash, some greens, salsa, and sour cream.

March 2008 p.36

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I made these last night. They were great! Minimal preparation, great flavor. My husband made a face when he first looked at them, but he loved how they tasted.

Deborah Sakamoto - 2015-05-07 04:23:37

This was delicious. My husband is very picky and will usually eat PB&J over what is made for dinner. We will definitely have this again. 4 stars!!

Ray Lesnik - 2014-10-11 23:59:33

This has become a standby for me. I use soft corn tortillas (like those from Garden of Eatin if I have guests) and love them!

Anne S - 2014-08-09 14:28:32

What a great way to have tacos!

karen - 2014-07-26 12:08:42

Use paratha or chapathi as taco

Manju - 2014-06-30 02:09:12

Good breakfast item for all of us

Manju - 2014-06-30 02:08:28


Alexis - 2014-02-17 17:37:35

this is one of my favorite standby recipes!!!

juanita Marsden - 2014-01-12 22:22:14

Try this too

Me - 2013-11-04 17:10:38

Sounds goods

Barb Schlinker - 2013-10-13 22:36:15

To be lazy, I prepared as above, excluding the taco shells, and just mixed in broken low-sodium tortilla chips for a taco salad. Worked for me :)

Maureen Wilson - 2013-09-07 18:16:16

These were delicious. I will admit I mixed them to taste and used real sour cream. I topped it with a peach mango salsa and they were so good. Very easy.

Jan - 2013-07-31 01:02:30

you dont warm the shells for a bit because if not they would have that funky crunch that screams COOK ME!

Carol - 2013-07-25 19:14:17

Looks yummy

Lee - 2013-05-28 02:01:45

This recipe is great and super quick!!

Sally - 2013-05-07 04:08:11