Well, I finally got to try Happy Herbivore’s chickpea tacos. They seem to be her claim to fame, and we love chickpeas, so I was pretty excited about it. I went with romaine lettuce, plum tomatoes and a very basic guacamole for toppings. Although we started out with taco shells, we both agreed that these chickpeas are much better off in burrito form. Then you don’t have to worry about them rolling away.
This recipe is really more like a guideline. Since it doesn’t have it’s own taco seasoning recipe, I used what I tend to always use, which is Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food‘s. (I keep a small airtight container of it in the cupboard at all times.) Also, my chickpeas didn’t come out crisped; I guess they needed more time. Regardless, they were tasty, and really worked in the burrito format!
The only other thing I must mention is that the recipe states that this is 8 servings, and even with the lettuce and toppings, I don’t think you could feed any more than 4 people out of this recipe. I mean, it’s only 1 can of chickpeas! I eat a can of beans with grain for lunch all the time! My family of two (Thomas & I) definitely killed it, no problem.
Here’s what went into my easy guac:
1 ripe Haas avocado
about 1 tbsp. of lime juice
garlic powder to taste
freshly ground sea salt & pepper
I just mashed it up in a ramekin and kept tasting for flavor.