Monday, March 8, 2010

Chickpea Tacos

Last week was chilly, but Saturday it warmed up beautifully and it’s been feeling like spring! We’re loving it!

Saturday I went out and did all my shopping, then shortly after I came home, Husband took off for a computer gaming evening with his friends. I did some chores around the house, got in a quick workout, then had a tasty vegetarian dinner. Sometimes it’s fun to have an evening to yourself!

I saw this recipe last week and it had stayed in my mind as something I wanted to try out. So, here is my version…

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed

1 small red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp olive oil

1 tbsp tamari soy sauce

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp oregano

1 1/2 tsp cumin

few shakes: salt, pepper, cayenne, coriander & sweet chili & peppers grill seasoning


Combine all ingredients in a bowl.


I actually did this before my workout. I covered it with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge.

After my workout & shower, I got out the chickpeas and took off the plastic. As soon as the smell hit me, I knew this was going to be a good dinner.

I lined a cookie sheet with foil and greased with a bit more olive oil, then spread out the chickpea mixture.


Bake in preheated 400 degree oven. I intended to bake for 25 minutes, but forgot to set the timer so I can’t say for sure how long it was.

Meanwhile, I assembled some toppings…


When my chickpeas were nicely roasted, I built myself a taco, using a whole wheat tortilla. And served myself a weekend-y beverage.  :)



The chickpeas are very roll-y, and a few did wind up on the floor but it was so very good!


Jackie said...

Mmmmm.....Sounds good, I'll have to give that a try

Dani @ PFL said...

I've totally gotta do this!

carla said...

I wanna know more.
would my avowed carnivore husband eat them?
do they taste CHICKPEA'Y?

JavaChick said...

Miz - I would say if your carnivore husband does not like chickpeas (which I know mine does not) then he wouldn't like these either. But if you do like chickpeas, they are pretty tasty.

NSGIRL said...

Wow! They sure do look good. Going on my list of "must trys".

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Yum! What a great looking dish! I don't do chickpeas often, but they really are super versatile and go well with so many dishes.

I agree, it's very nice to have a night to yourself every once in a while. Tonight is Nick's poker night. I used to dread this night, but now I sort of look forward to it :)

Angela Power said...

OMG that sounds/looks DELISH!!!!

Geosomin said...

Mmmm...OK...I'm trying that this weekend. It looks great...