Chickpea Tacos with Chili Cilantro Tahini Sauce

chickpea tacos

I have bag fulls of cooked chickpeas sitting in my freezer waiting to be eaten. I mostly use chickpeas for hummus but I thought, "what about tacos?!"

So I made some tacos.

The first night I made them, I was like something's missing...

chickpea tacos

Can you guess what it was??

chili cilantro tahini sauce

Yup, tahini sauce. But I wanted something with a little bit of spice so it would compliment the tacos, so I added chili powder and cilantro.

The funniest thing about this meal is it's basically hummus with a few extra ingredients. I guess my subconscious took over. Too funny.

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Chickpea Tacos

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small patty pan squash, peeled and chopped (optional. I had one on hand so I decided to use it.)
  • 4 cups or 2.5 15oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 cups tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp gluten free tamari
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt + more to taste

Chili Cilantro Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (or more depending on level of heat desired)


  1. In a large frying pan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and squash, if using. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano and tamari. Stir together, mixing all ingredients. Let cook for 10 minutes.
  3. While chickpeas are cooking, make the tahini sauce. Add all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ingredients if needed. remove from blend into a jar and set aside.
  4. Back to chickpeas, add lemon and sea salt. Stir again and remove from heat.

Plating this yummy dish:

Add these tacos on top of greens with your desired veggies of choice. I highly recommend avocado, tomato and red onion. Brown rice is also delicious. Top with tahini sauce and dig in.

chickpea tacos

Much love,

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