Adapted from Peas and Thank You
Beans are a great substitution for meat in almost any dish and this one is no exception. If you’re trying to cut back on your meat intake, try subbing in beans.
2 teaspoons chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 Tablespoons water
One 14 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
8 taco shells
Taco trimmings: tomato, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, avocado
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, salt, lime juice and water. Add chickpeas and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Place chickpeas on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring once during cooking, until chickpeas are slightly crispy.
- Prepare taco shells according to package directions. Fill with chickpeas and desired toppings (not included in nutritional info). Serves 4 and makes 8 tacos.
Subbing beans for meat not only cuts out saturated fats and cholesterol but it adds fiber and vitamins and minerals to your diet!
Delicious! We loved the chick peas on the tacos – they were such a great alternative!
Enjoy and Happy Monday!