Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Creamy Cashew Dill Sauce

Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Creamy Cashew Dill Sauce

Hearty, spiced chickpeas crisped to perfection make a savory protein filling for easy vegan tacos. 

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Serves: 2

Golden chickpeas are paired with a cool, creamy sauce for these ultra-simple tacos. Add sliced avocado, spiced and roasted potatoes, or crisp-and-cool chopped lettuce for different variations on these foolproof tacos. 

What you need:

For the chickpeas: 
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano 
1 teaspoon chili powder 
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chickpeas, dried
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the cashew-dill sauce:  
¾ cup cashews, soaked 
¾ cup water
1 tablespoon dill
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon salt
4 cassava or flour tortillas, for serving

What you do:

  1. In a pan over medium heat, warm oil and add onions. Cook two minutes, and then add oregano, chili powder, and salt. Sir gently until browned.
  2. Add chickpeas and cook until beginning to crisp. Stir in garlic powder and lemon juice. 
  3. For the cashew-dill sauce, into a blender, add cashews and water and blend until smooth. Add dill, nutritional yeast, and salt and pulse for a couple of seconds.
  4. In a dry pan, gently warm tortillas. Fill each tortilla with chickpea mixture and drizzle with sauce.
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