October 22, 2012

Double Decker Chickpea Tacos

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After seeing recipes floating around for chickpea tacos a while ago, my husband and I have enjoyed them on a few different occasions now. When they landed on our menu again this week I thought, let's take them to the next level... let's double deck these puppies! They're awesome both ways so you can either stop at taco, or wrap 'em up for the full double decker experience. This recipes makes 6-8 tacos, depending on how much you stuff them. It goes great with Cilantro Lime Rice!

Vegan, gluten-free (with corn tortillas)

15 oz. can refried beans (vegetarian-style)
15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 quantity Taco seasoning (about 3 Tbsp.)
1-2 Tbsp. lime juice
Soft taco shells
Hard taco shells
Toppings of choice: lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, guacamole, creamy chipotle sauce, dairy-free cheese, etc.

In a small bowl combine chickpeas, taco seasoning, lime juice, and 2 Tbsp. water. Stir to combine and let marinate at least a half hour, or throughout the day in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a baking sheet and spread chickpeas in a single layer. Bake for about 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Meanwhile, in a small pan over med-low heat add refried beans, stirring occasionally until heated through. (Oftentimes I add some cumin to flavor it even more.)
Heat the hard tacos in the oven for a few minutes if you wish.
Assemble tacos: spread a layer of refried beans on the soft tacos. Wrap around hard tacos and fill with chickpeas and toppings.

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  1. I absolutely love chickpea tacos and I absolutely love double decker tacos! What a great combination!

  2. omg this looks so good! i loveeee veggie tacos and chickpeas, mmmm! i usually fill my tacos with tofu or meat substitute but this looks so fresh and delicious!

  3. I had no idea you could marinate chickpeas! We roasted them once and the boys stuck out their tounges at them, but I bet if I marinated them before roasting - they may fall in love! Have you tried roasting them as a snack?

    1. There are so many flavors you could play around with! I've heard of roasting them as a snack, but never have. I think they're tasty just right out of the can - probably in the minority in that ;)

  4. OMGosh these look so good. Lately I have been addicted to roasted chickpeas with cumin, chile powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. I never thought to use Taco seasoning, I guess I was being a bit of an airhead. But the soft taco with the beans and crunchy taco.... the thought of all those textures makes me melt. I'm going to have to make these.

    1. Hi Meg!! I hope you enjoy them! Would love to hear what you think :) Thanks for the message!

  5. These look fantastic! What brand of refried beans do you use? Many brands have lard in them, which means that they're not vegan. I make my own beans, it's super easy and only takes about 20 minutes.

    I can't wait to try the roasted chickpeas. One of my favorite foods ever!

    1. Hi Alexandra! Thanks for the comment! Most brands now have a "vegetarian-style" option (yay!) so I always get that. Trader Joe's has awesome vegetarian salsa-style refried beans without any weird ingredients that I usually get. I updated the recipe for those that weren't aware, so thank you! Hope you enjoy! :)

  6. I just made these tonight, and they were delicious! My husband and three year old loved them too!

    1. Hi Heather! That's awesome - glad they were a hit with the whole family! Thanks for letting me know! :)


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