Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

charred corn tortilla with Mexican chickpeas, cilantro sauce, avocado, lettuce and jalapenos

Best vegetarian chickpea tacos! Quick and easy Mexican chickpeas with a special blend of spices topped with an amazing cilantro lime sauce, avocado, lettuce, more cilantro and jalapeños. These garbanzo bean tacos are perfect for weeknight dinners and might soon become a family favorite.

vegetarian taco recipe with garbanzo beans and cilantro lime sauce

If you missed my previous post on an all purpose Mexican Chickpeas that is great on tacos, salads, lettuce wraps, nachos or burrito bowls, then I highly urge you to check it out.

It is amazing made into these

Lettuce Wraps with Garbanzo Beans

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Chickpeas

And now some delicious Chickpea Tacos with the most amazing cilantro jalapeño sauce, lettuce, avocado, cilantro and more jalapeños. YUMMMM!

Why do I think that these are gonna be your new favorite vegetarian taco recipe?

  • Healthy
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Weeknight dinner
  • Customizable with your favorite toppings

Garbanzo bean tacos with chickpeas, avocado and jalapeños sauce

Team players in these Chickpea tacos:

One batch Mexican chickpeas (or double for a family) – All purpose vegetarian taco filling that is great for tacos, salads, lettuce wraps, nachos or burrito bowl.

Cilantro Lime Sauce – if you are looking for a healthier option, then you could replace half the sour cream with yogurt. Tastes a touch less amazing:)

Lettuce – Any crisp lettuce Iceberg, romaine or butter lettuce

Avocado – What taco is complete without creamy, buttery avocado?

Cilantro – Adds some brightness to the dish

Jalapeños – When it comes to tacos, I say load up of jalapeños

Additional (optional) topping ingredients:

Corn – Grilled corn of the cob or thawed frozen corn works.

Pico de Gallo – Adds tanginess and more spiciness

Shredded cheese – Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

How to make the most amazing Cilantro lime sauce?

Blend fresh cilantro, jalapeño (deseed if you like less spicy), garlic, lime juice, sour cream, salt and a dash of water.

Done and DONE.

This cilantro sauce elevates these chickpea tacos from ordinary to amazing.

cilantro, jalapeños, lime, garlic and sour cream blended in food processor
spicy Mexican chickpeas cooked in a skillet

How to assemble chickpea tacos?

  1. Char corn tortillas – Turn your gas burner to medium-low and using tongs, place the tortillas one at a time directly over the flame. As soon as they start to brown, give them a quick flip to color the other side and then pull them off. Alternatively, you can cook tortillas on a cast iron skillet. Place tortilla in a cast iron skillet, warmed over medium-high heat, for about 15 to 30 seconds on each side. You want to look few browned or darkened spots on both sides.
charred corn tortilla on a black plate

2. Mash some ripe avocado on a warm tortilla. You go with mashed or chopped avocado. I choose to go with a first one, since it offers a squishy bed for all chickpeas to be nestled on.

top charred corn tortilla with mashed avocado

3. Top with Mexican chickpeas

Spicy chickpea tacos with mexican spices  piled on a mashed avocado, tortilla

4. A healthy drizzle of the cilantro lime sauce

Drizzle cilantro sauce on top of vegetarian taco recipe

5. Top with lettuce, cilantro and sliced jalapeños

garnish garbanzo bean tortillas with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeños to make the best garbanzo bean tacos

6. Wrap and enjoy

Wrap a freshly filled chickpea taco recipe with hand before eating

My family loves Mexican recipes and we can’t get enough of them. Some of our favorites include – Mexican Spiced Chicken for Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas or SaladsSpicy Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans and Corn , Chicken Burrito Bowl, Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice or this popular Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning.

Keeping track of all the chickpea recipes around here?

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas that tastes like Tandoori Chicken

4 Ingredient Salsa Chickpeas Meal Prep

4 Ingredient Creamy Chickpea Salad

5 ways with Garbanzo Beans 

Instant Pot Thai Chickpea and Spinach Curry

4 ingredient Guilt Free Chocolate Hummus

How to meal prep this vegetarian taco recipe for the week?

Make Mexican chickpeas (double or triple the batch based on your need. Just use a larger non-stick skillet), cool and refrigerate.

Make cilantro lime sauce (again double or triple the batch) and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Char tortillas just before eating and top with avocado, lettuce, cilantro and jalapeños.

Love more spicy?

Increase cayenne pepper powder in the Mexican chickpeas.

Add more jalapeño in the cilantro jalapeño sauce.

Finally finish with more freshly sliced jalapeños.

Wanna tone down the heat?

Omit cayenne pepper completely in the Mexican chickpeas.

Deseed jalapeño before making the sauce or use less.

Use less deseeded jalapeños to finish.

Garbanzo bean tacos with chickpeas, avocado and jalapeños sauce

More delicious taco recipes like this garbanzo bean tacos:

Baked Fish Tacos with an Amazing 2-Ingredient Fish Taco Sauce

Spicy Buttermilk Fried Popcorn Chicken Tacos

Baked Bang Bang Cauliflower Tacos

Easy Fish tacos with Frozen Fish Sticks

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Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Best vegetarian chickpea tacos! Quick and easy Mexican chickpeas with a special blend of spices topped with an amazing cilantro lime sauce, avocado, lettuce, more cilantro and jalapeños. These garbanzo bean tacos are perfect for weeknight dinners and might soon become a family favorite.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chcikpea taco recipe, chickpea tacos, easy chickpea taco, garbanzo bean tacos, vegetarian taco recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Cilantro lime Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup lightly packed cilantro
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeño (deseeded if you like it less spicy)
  • 2 garlic cloves (small to medium)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Additional ingredients

  • 1 small avocado, chopped or mashed
  • chopped lettuce
  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeños
  • 4 corn tortillas

Instructions

Make cilantro lime sauce

  • Add all ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
    Refrigerate until ready to use.

Char tortillas

  • Turn your gas burner to medium-low and using tongs, place the tortillas one at a time directly over the flame. As soon as they start to brown, give them a quick flip to color the other side and then pull them off. Alternatively, you can cook tortillas on a cast iron skillet. Place tortilla in a cast iron skillet, warmed over medium-high heat, for about 15 to 30 seconds on each side. You want to look few browned or darkened spots on both sides.
    Keep them warm wrapped in a clean kitchen towel.

Assemble tacos

  • Add some mashed or avocado, Mexican chickpeas, chopped lettuce, additional cilantro and sliced jalapeños.
    (I choose to go with mashed avocado since it offers a squishy bed for all chickpeas to be nestled on)

Notes

Char corn tortillas –
Turn your gas burner to medium-low and using tongs, place the tortillas one at a time directly over the flame. As soon as they start to brown, give them a quick flip to color the other side and then pull them off. Alternatively, you can cook tortillas on a cast iron skillet. Place tortilla in a cast iron skillet, warmed over medium-high heat, for about 15 to 30 seconds on each side. You want to look few browned or darkened spots on both sides.
Love more spicy?
  – Increase cayenne pepper powder in the Mexican chickpeas.
  – Add more jalapeño in the cilantro jalapeño sauce.
  – Finally finish with more freshly sliced jalapeños.
Wanna tone down the heat?
  – Omit cayenne pepper completely in the Mexican chickpeas.
  – Deseed jalapeño before making the sauce or use less.
  – Use less deseeded jalapeños to finish.
How to meal prep?
 1. Make Mexican chickpeas (double or triple the batch based on your need. Just use a larger non-stick skillet), cool and refrigerate.
 2. Make cilantro lime sauce (again double or triple the batch) and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
 3. Char tortillas just before eating and top with avocado, lettuce, cilantro and jalapeños.

Cilantro jalapeño sauce is inspired and slightly modified from Gimmedelicious.com

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