Happy Herbivore Chickpea Tacos Deconstructed

I downloaded Happy Herbivore’s Meal plan last week and saw her Chickpea taco recipe. Immediately, I knew I had to try this. As I find most taco shells contain rather strange chemicals, and even the organic ones I could find were just too pricey, I decided to deconstruct her recipe and make it nachos instead. I am a HUGE fan of nachos, I know some of you who are as well and I’m sure you’ll appreciate this. I wish I had thought ahead to make a raw cashew sour cream. That just means there will have to be a next time.

I do urge you to try this recipe, as it was fantastic, I just made my version a little different. Instead of whole chickpeas, I mashed them up and treated them more like refried beans.

Happy Herbivore Chickpea Tacos Deconstructed Thali Plate, Lidia Le François

Whenever I can use my Thali plate, I love using my hands and building each chip as it’s own appetizer. Here’s my deconstructed version of chickpea tacos:

Happy Herbivore Chickpea Tacos Air Eater style, Lidia Le François

Imagine a whole plateful of these little guys? Totally fantastic. Mind you, HH’s recipe does not include corn, tomatos, or corn chips,  but this is my take on things. The chickpea mixture of spices she has designed is delightful. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend you find it through her books/meal plans.

Happy eating!




Filed under Gluten free eating, Meals, vegan

4 Responses to Happy Herbivore Chickpea Tacos Deconstructed

  1. This is fantastic! I made her chickpea tacos for the kids last week. Even though they enjoyed them, the chickpeas kept rolling around. lol Your refried approach makes more sense. I will use a raw cashew sour cream too. I can’t wait!
    Thanks :-)

    • aireater

      Thanks! Glad you like the idea. I think it’s worth mashing them up, the spice combo is amazing, plus the cashew sour cream will be awesome to boot. 😉

  2. Sari

    Since you made them refried instead, did you still put them in the oven for the amount of time she calls for? Or did you just mash them up out of the can and heat them?

    • aireater

      I did exactly as you suggested. I mashed them up and then out them in the oven for the same amount of time. I found them a little crispy, but I like that. If you don’t, I’d suggest 5 minutes less. Thanks for asking!

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