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Vegan Chickpea Tacos

by: claire cary

These vegan buffalo chickpea tacos are easy to make, perfectly spiced and served alongside a homemade cilantro lime crema. They're ready in 30 minutes, flavorful and perfect for meal prep!
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins



  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce

Cilantro Lime Crema

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cilantro

For Serving

  • 1 batch Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Pico de gallo, avocado and/or guacamole


  • Cover the cashews with boiling water or add to a pot and boil for about 20 minutes to soften.
  • Meanwhile, drain and rinse the chickpeas and pat dry. remove any skins that come up. Set aside
  • Add the diced onion, garlic and oil to a large pan. Saute until the onion is golden brown. Add in the chickpeas and buffalo sauce. Saute for about 10 minutes to allow the chickpeas to absorb the sauce and crisp up slightly. If you want the chickpeas more crispy, add to the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes, or broil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the drained and rinsed cashews to a blender with all remaining crema ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavors as desired. Set in the fridge to chill.
  • Assemble your tacos with a baes of chopped romaine lettuce, then add on the chickpeas, crema, vegan feta, cilantro and fresh lime juice. Serve alongside my cilantro lime rice and black beans. Enjoy!


If you prefer less spice, use less buffalo sauce or use a mild buffalo sauce.
I don't recommend subbing the buffalo sauce for regular hot sauce, they don't have the same flavor profile!
Serving: 2tacos / Calories: 309kcal / Carbohydrates: 36g / Protein: 8g / Fat: 16g / Fiber: 5g / Sugar: 4g

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