Vegan Chickpea Tacos
There’s another craze happening and we need to get on that bandwagon. The vegan bandwagon. You know, plant based, no animals or animal by-products….that vegan bandwagon. And since it’s Taco Tuesday let’s go with Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Peach Salsa. This vegan chickpea tacos filling is packed with the protein of chickpeas and topped with a lime-scented fresh peach salsa! So have you gone vegan yet? Eating a plant-based diet is gaining such popularity because it is nutritionally sound, good for the environment by lowering the carbon footprint and is a more sustainable way of feeding your family than other diets. According to The Vegan Society “Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking, and improve your diet. Getting your nutrients from plant foods allows more room in your diet for health-promoting options like whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables, which are packed full of beneficial fibre, vitamins and minerals.” So are you on board with giving Vegan Chickpea Tacos a try? Great! You’re going to love them, especially topped with a summer salsa brimming with fresh juicy peaches!
And if you’re craving more tacos (not vegan ones!) after you dine on your Vegan Chickpea Tacos, then season and grill your favorite fish (mine is cod!) and top with a fresh Mango Pico De Gallo and Fish Tacos With Mango Pico De Gallo will be trending in your kitchen! Go for the beef and season slices of juicy skirt steak with a few basic spices and enjoy them nestled in a crunchy corn shell topped with a lime-scented mixture of fresh heirloom tomatoes. Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos are a party in your mouth with a burst of flavor in every bite! Or just let your imagination run wild and combine your favorite foods, tacos and buffalo chicken, and make Buffalo Chicken Tacos! Fill a taco with saucy spicy buffalo chicken topped with celery, carrots, tomatoes and creamy Roquefort blue cheese. And when you feel like doing Taco Tuesday on Meatless Monday then Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos will be perfect choice for you! Cauliflower slow roasts to delicious goodness and then combines with mushrooms giving a meaty flavor to this meatless taco filling. Make a Brown Rice Taco Bowl , with seasoned beef and salsa, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, cheddar cheese and red onion over good-for-you brown rice. All the flavors of a taco in a bowl for your next Meatless Monday.
Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Peach Salsa is an easy vegan recipe that's packed with the protein of chickpeas and topped with a lime-scented fresh peach salsa!
- 2 cups chopped peaches
- 2 Tbs. minced jalapeno
- 2 Tbs. minced red onion
- 1 Tbs. lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 vine-ripened tomato, chopped, 1 cup
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbs. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 8 flat-bottom corn taco shells
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- Cilantro leaves
- Lime wedges
Combine peaches, jalapeno, minced red onion, lime juice and kosher salt.
- Heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook tomato, chopped red onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin until mixture is softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in chickpeas, water and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until a thick sauce forms, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Divide lettuce between taco shells and top with chickpea mixture and peach salsa.
- Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges.
Makes 4 servings.