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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Roasted Chickpea Tacos

I had seen a few people post about this recipe and I knew I wanted to try it out. My husband isn't always gung-ho for vegetarian dinners but he LOVED these tacos (I did make him some chicken breast on the side for added protein). It was a healthy spin on Mexican food that will definitely be made in our house again. In fact, chickpeas are now a staple in our pantry. You may be weirded out by the name but I promise you will love these delicious tacos. Try them!

*makes 5 large tacos

Ingredients- roasted chickpeas
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp water
1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Ingredients- tacos
Olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 onion
1/2 red bell pepper
Hard taco shells
Toppings- guac, sour cream, shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, lime juice and water. Stir in chickpeas. 
2. Placed seasoned chickpeas on a baking sheet covered in tin foil. Make sure they are lad out evenly and not on top of each other
3. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until chickpeas are slightly crispy.
4. While baking, chop the onion and bell pepper finely
5. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and saute garlic, onion and pepper 3-5 minutes. Set aside
6. When chickpeas are roasted, spoon into hard taco shells and top with the sauteed veggies and any additonal toppings


Carly said...

OH YUM! This looks amazing! Will have to try it!


GingerPeachT said...

ooh i may have to try these! However are they spicy at all? I can't do spice lol
HOpe you are having fun on your trip!

Katie Price said...

Oh wow, those do look good! I love trying tacos with non-traditional fillings. Potatoe tacos are a current fave of mine!

Amanda C. said...

That sounds really good. I will have to try this one. I get tired of the same old regular tacos.

Kristin said...

Looks delish!

Carol said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe!


Amy in Austin said...

We eat mostly vegetarian in our house, and chickpeas are definitely a staple (and so easy to cook). Love this spin on tacos!! I bet the leftovers would make for an easy lunch in corn tortillas, too. Thanks for sharing- I'll have to try this.

KRISTIN said...

I LOVE Chickpea Tacos! I've started added black beans as well, super yummy!

Erin James said...

friend - THANK YOU for posting this!! i am seriously excited because i adore chickpeas and tacos are my fav meal, this is a fabulous and healthy idea! saving this!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow this looks good! I just added it to my recipe list, I'll have to try those!

Carolyn said...

So yummy!!

Tammy said...

Made it tonight! This was yum! And the roasted chickpeas would be good by themselves too! :)

Unknown said...

This looks awesome!!

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