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Close up view of three vegan gluten-free chickpea tacos on a piece of parchment paper next to some cut limes

Chickpea Tacos

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Even meat-eaters will absolutely love these Vegan  Chickpea Tacos! A great addition to everyone's taco recipe repertoire 😉 Bright, colorful, finger-licking, these gluten-free tacos will brighten your day. 


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  • 1-15.5 oz can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro ( set aside 2 tsp for the yogurt sauce)
  • 1 Large Hass avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1-1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp salt
  • 24 grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup corn kernels ( fresh or frozen)
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Sriracha sauce to taste (optional)
  • Green Dragon Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegan plain unsweetened yogurt. You may use Greek yogurt, if not vegan.
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice


  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add chickpeas, smoked and sweet paprika, cumin, and salt. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often so the chickpeas are well coated with the spices. Add cilantro, toss well and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Set aside
  2. Mash the avocado with 1-1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice and 1/8-1/4 tsp salt. Mix it until smooth
  3. To prepare the sauce, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use
  4. To assemble the tacos, spread the mashed avocado on each tortilla. Add the chickpea mixture, tomatoes, cabbage, and corn. Drizzle with yogurt sauce and sriracha or green dragon sauce, if using.


  1. If you don't want to use the spices listed in the recipe you can use prepared chili powder or chili lime seasoning.
  2. If you don't have veggies in your fridge, simply add salsa
  3. Want a more traditional veggie topping? Use red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
  4. Cotija cheese is an option and feta cheese gives a nice briny flavor.  You can find good vegan feta cheese on the market these days. 
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 5.7
  • Sodium: 423
  • Fat: 8.4
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Fiber: 7.6
  • Protein: 6.9
  • Cholesterol: 0