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)
Idea from Peas and Thank You

Ingredients
15 oz. can refried beans
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, etc.

Directions
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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6 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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?

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    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 ;)

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  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.

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

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