Insanely delicious Chickpea Avocado Tacos. Hearty, healthy, and ready in less than 20 minutes with no heat required. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner!

three vegetarian tacos on a white plate served with lime slices

This post was originally published on 2/21/17. It was republished on 6/11/19 with updated photos and helpful recipe tips.

I often get asked about how to make satisfying veggie meals. One of my go-to answers is this: put stuff in a tortilla. Roasted vegetables, beans, eggs, hummus and lots of fun toppings… anything goes when I’m making impromptu tacos. Tacos are pretty much my family’s favorite meals, and I love that these chickpea tacos come together so quick and easy.

all of the ingredients in small bowls for Chickpea Avocado Tacos

How to make chickpea tacos

These chickpea avocado tacos start pretty basic with no cooking necessary – yes, you heard me right. Simply stir and lightly mash together chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, slaw and seasonings. Then add the mixture to flour or corn tortillas or lettuce leaves. To brighten it all up, I add a drizzle of sriracha sauce, a squirt of lime juice and some crumbled fresh Queso Fresco. If you prefer to stick with a more plant-based or vegan diet, simply leave off the cheese.

chickpeas, avocado, sliced carrot and cilantro mixed in a white bowl

I can’t wait for you to give these Chickpea Avocado Tacos a try! You’re going to love their fresh vibrant flavor and you’re so going to appreciate how super simple and quick they are to whip up. These tacos are:

Fast
Easy
Filling
Nutrient-rich
And extremely flavorful!

They would make a great weeknight meal when you want something in a hurry that’s tasty and hearty. You could even use taco shells for added crunch, or put everything atop salad greens for a more vegetable-heavy dish.

Remember, unless you have just made your tortillas fresh from scratch, packaged corn tortillas are best when heated and softened first, before being used for tacos.

making veggie tacos with a chickpea avocado filling on corn tortillas

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE JUST HOW EASY THESE CHICKPEA AVOCADO TACOS ARE TO WHIP UP!

These Chickpea Avocado Tacos are deeeelish, try my other favorite taco recipes!

Clean Eating Tacos

Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Seared Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema

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soft taco made with corn tortillas and chickpea filling
three vegetarian tacos on a white plate served with lime slices
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Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Avocado Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco with 1/2 cup filling and 1 corn tortilla)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Sodium 296.7mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 31.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9.4g 38%
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:5 tacos with 1/2 cup filling and 1 corn tortilla
Chickpea Avocado Tacos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Hearty, healthy, delicious tacos; ready in less than 20 minutes with no heat required. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free lunch or dinner!
Ingredients
For the taco filling:
  • 1 15 oz can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped with tough stems removed
  • 1 cup shredded slaw mix or thinly chopped cabbage and carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper + more to taste
Optional extras:
  • 5 corn tortillas or large leaves of romaine
  • crumbled Queso Fresco
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Combine all filling ingredients in a bowl and lightly mash/combine until everything is well incorporated.
  2. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the filling mixture into each tortilla or lettuce leaf. If desired, drizzle with sriracha sauce and add extras. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.
*Optional toppings not calculated into nutritional info.
*I like to heat my tortilla in a large skillet for about a minute on each side.

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: avocado chickpea tacos, chickpea tacos, vegan tacos

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