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 first made these about 7 years ago and they still sit as one of my favorite recipes. It also comes together very fast and is great during the summer when you don't want anything hot!

Liz L - 2015-11-18 22:23:02

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