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Vegan Chipotle Chickpea Tacos with lime and cilantro.

Chipotle Chickpea Tacos (Easy & Vegan)

Chipotle Chickpea Tacos that are spicy, savory, full of flavor, and the BEST for a vegan dinner recipe! Easy to make, these vegan tacos use simple ingredients for a recipe that's made to impress. You'll love every bite of these chickpea tacos for a fun and delicious spring or summer dinner recipe!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Tacos
Calories 333kcal


Vegan Chipotle Chickpeas

  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Chickpea Tacos

  • 4 medium whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup vegan crumbled cheese cotija or feta for vegetarian version
  • 1 medium lime, sliced or quartered


Cooking The Chipotle Chickpeas

  • Heat up the avocado oil over medium-high heat in a pan or skillet.
  • Add the chopped red onion and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until soft.
  • While the onions are cooking, mix together the chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the drained chickpeas to the pan and mix into the onions.
  • Pour the chipotle seasoning into the pan and mix until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Whisk together the minced garlic, tomato sauce, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Pour into the pan and stir.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  • Lower the heat and keep warm until ready to serve.

Making The Chickpea Tacos

  • While the chickpeas are cooking, heat up the tortillas directly on a gas burner or in a pan.
  • Layer each tortilla with fresh cilantro leaves, chipotle chickpeas, sliced radishes, vegan crumbled cheese, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Serve and enjoy!



  • To tone down the spicy level, simply swap out some or all of the chipotle chili powder for ancho chili powder or regular chili powder.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1434mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 881IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 3mg