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Roasted Beet and Chickpea Tacos

In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor (plus, they keep you full for hours!)

In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos  are simple to make and packed with so much flavor

I never thought my quest to bring the tulip-man from the dark side (the dark side being people who do not enjoy eating tacos) would lead me to putting beets and chickpeas together in a recipe. But here we are.

Chickpeas can be friends with everybody (remember when we made dessert hummus?) so I knew chickpeas and beets would get along just fine. But I wasn’t expecting them to become like, best friends. But they did. These beet and chickpea tacos have the sweetness of beets and the spiciness of the chickpeas, tied up with creamy avocado and feta, and finished with zingy red onion and lime. What I’m trying to say is, I love these tacos so much, and I know you will too!

In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor

Here’s what’s going into these Roasted Beet Chickpea Tacos

  • Beets: Roasted in aluminum foil to steam them into soft perfection
  • Chickpeas: Spiced to taste and thrown in the oven for the last 20 minutes of cooking with the beets.
  • Avocado, Feta, Sour Cream/Yogurt: In lieu of making a creamy sauce, we’re keeping these tacos quick to make with ripe avocado, feta cheese (substitute soft cotija cheese if you can get your hands on it!)m and plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream).
  • Red Onion, Cilantro, Lime Juice: Our final flavor-makers bring a little zing and pops of flavor.
In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor

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In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor

Roasted Beet and Chickpea Tacos

In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor.
Course Main Dishes, Sandwiches and Wraps
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beet tacos, chickpea tacos, vegetarian tacos
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Birthdays, Cinco de Mayo, Game Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 814 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 2 red beets
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil divided, 45 mL
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper divided
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained, 425 g
  • 1 tsp each smoked paprika, cumin
  • Avocado, feta (or soft cotija), red onion, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), cilantro, lime juice

Instructions

  1. Roast Beets: Preheat oven to 365 degrees F (xxx C). Trim, peel, and chop the beets into wedges. Set on aluminum foil, drizzle with 1 Tbsp oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Toss to coat then fold and seal the aluminum foil to form a pouch. Bake for 50 minutes, or until beet is fork-tender.
  2. Roast Chickpeas: Meanwhile, pat chickpeas dry with paper towels and spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add 2 Tbsp oil, 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper, paprika, and cumin. Toss to coat, then add to the oven when the beets have 25 minutes left of cooking. Cook until a bit crispy.
  3. Assemble: Spoon beets and chickpeas into tortillas, piling on toppings and drizzling with lime juice.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beet and Chickpea Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 tacos)
Calories 814 Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.5g 52%
Saturated Fat 8.4g 42%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 2078mg 87%
Potassium 683mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 10.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 9.8g
Protein 23.2g 46%
Calcium 28%
Iron 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy vegetarian dinners like these Beet and Chickpeas Tacos possible! Be sure to snap a photo and tag #liveeatlearn on Instagram if you give it a go.

sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah! We’re working our way through the easy vegetarian kitchen, one ingredient at a time. Learn more and follow along!

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