Spicy Chickpea and Coleslaw Tacos

Duuuudes! I can’t believe it’s the last day of MoFo and I didn’t even catch up on my posts! I’m going to be defiant and keep posting my ones that were meant for the last days as they are done and I do want to share them with you. The last week or so I’ve found myself with very little time to post, and even less to read other peoples’ blogs so I do apologise for that, and hope that once MoFo is done I can belatedly catch up on some of the action.

Tacos VS Burritos. Where do you stand on this important issue?

Truth be told, I love them both. But as last MoFo I shared a burrito so this time I thought it was only fair to give tacos some time. I do like tacos because I feel that I can eat more of them in one sitting, whereas I can only stuff one burrito down without feeling like I’m going to puke. Plus they always look so fresh and colourful, and you get to see everything that’s in them straight off the bat.

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I have to stress to you how easy these are to make. Most of it is down time, waiting for the chickpeas to cook – the rest is just throw it together. My kind of meal. And I’m so excited with the weather being the way it has been – warm nights just screams tacos and beers in evening sun.

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I am also loving the colour of these – the chickpeas are so vibrant, particularly alongside purple cabbage and some fresh greenery. It’s a rainbow eater’s dream!

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Spicy Chickpea and Coleslaw Tacos
(makes 10)

10 tortillas
Small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Fresh lime wedges for serving
Hot sauce for serving (optional)
2 avocados, diced

Chickpeas
3 cups cooked chickpeas
¼ cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground coriander

3 Tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt

Coleslaw
3½ cups purple cabbage, shredded
2½ cups grated carrot
¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp water
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 220C and line a baking tray with paper.

Place chickpeas in a bowl. Whisk together remaining ingredients for the chickpeas, then pour into the bowl and stir until all combined. Pour out chickpeas onto the tray and spread into a single layer. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring with a spatula a couple of times along the way.

Meanwhile, prepare the coleslaw. In a small bowl, combine mayo, lime juice, water, salt and pepper. Mix up cabbage and carrot in a large bowl, then pour dressing over it and mix well to combine.

Cook tortillas according to directions – we used white corn tortillas and lightly pan fried them on either side. To assemble, place some chickpeas, coleslaw and avocado on each tortilla, then top with fresh coriander, a squeeze of lime juice and hot sauce.

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20 thoughts on “Spicy Chickpea and Coleslaw Tacos

  1. I made tacos for the first time for Mofo and loved them. I’ve been looking out for filling ideas since then and these look brilliant. Definitely bookmarking your recipe .

    1. Thanks Caroline! How good are tacos? I find them such a great sharing meal as you can just put out your fillings and everyone can make their own.

  2. Coleslaw is one of those foods I loved as a kid and still love now. Those tacos are so inviting – coleslaw, chickpeas and avocados, I’d definitely be able to stuff down several of these.

    1. I’m with you on that one Caitlin – chickpeas and avo for life! Also purple cabbage makes everything a bit prettier.

  3. ooooh you raise a really, really good point– you can eat more tacos vs burrito for sure. I always feel like I’m going to puke after a big burrito (but do I eat half and keep half for later…?) but I could have loads of tacos!

  4. These are stunning! I’ve never had chickpeas in a taco…and your taco vs burrito points are well taken. These tacos + beers + evening sun sound good to me.

    1. Thanks Rose! It’s a fairly new thing for me too – I usually do black beans in tacos but these are my new favourite 🙂

    1. It was great ‘meeting’ you too Jennifer! I’ve had a bit of a spontaneous post-MoFo blog hiatus, but will be looking to getting back into it soon. Would love to keep in touch, will head over to your post and check it out x

  5. Awesome recipe. I LOVE TACOS. And burritos. Actually, everything vaguely Mexican ;P
    I can’t believe that I’ve missed most of the MoFo posts this year. I’m so super-behind on blog reading… but in a way this is massively exciting, as I’ve got heaps of recipe reading and creating to catch up on, yay! Definitely gonna try this one xxx

    1. Thanks lovely! I know the feeling – I’m just getting back into the blog world, it’s so easy to fall behind when you have other stuff happening xox

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