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Roasted Chickpea Tacos with Tzatziki
and Greek salad

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These Mediterranean-inspired tacos are a fun twist on the classic. Warm spiced chickpeas, shredded lettuce, and creamy tzatziki combine to give the tacos a variety of textures and flavors. 
Smarts: Zest the lemon before slicing it into wedges. Use the zest in tzatziki and the wedges to squeeze over the chickpeas.

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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Roasted Chickpea Tacos:
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Dill, fresh - 1/2 tsp, chopped
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1/2 hearts, shredded
  • Lemons - 1, wedges
  • Onions, medium and red (opt) - 1/4, finely diced
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Parchment paper or foil (opt) - for roasting
  • Tortillas, taco-sized flour or corn - 8
Tzatziki:
  • Cucumbers - 2 oz, finely grated (preferably a seedless variety)
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, grated or chopped
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 cup
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon zest - 1 tsp
Greek Salad with Cucumbers:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped (preferably a seedless variety)
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, chopped

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Prep

  1. Shallots - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Dice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together shallots, mustard, honey (portion for salad), and vinegar. Add cooking oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make dill-paprika butter - Soften butter in the microwave. Chop dill. Stir dill, paprika, salt, honey (portion for tacos), garlic powder, and black pepper into softened butter. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Make tzatziki - Grate cucumbers (portion for tzatziki) and then squeeze gently in a paper towel or clean dish towel to remove excess moisture. Grate or finely chop garlic. Combine cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, and lemon zest. Stir well until smooth. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  5. Cucumbers (portion for salad) - Chop. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  6. Lettuce (for tacos and salad) / Lemons / Onions - Prep as directed. 

  7. Beans - Drain and rinse. 

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. If butter was made ahead, soften in the microwave. Toss with chickpeas. 

  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. (Note: The parchment / foil is optional, but will make clean-up easier.) Spread chickpeas out on pan. Bake, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until chickpeas are golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. 

  4. While the chickpeas roast, make salad by tossing cucumbers and lettuce in vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  5. Warm tortillas according to package directions.

  6. Divide lettuce (portion for tacos) between warm tortillas. Top with warm chickpeas, tzatziki, and red onions. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over top and salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (12)

Most Helpful

This was decent but a bit too much work for just me to consider making again. Might work with a premade tzatziki sauce

By: Danielle
Posted: Jul 28, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

21 reviews

Needed more butter but super easy to put together.

By: Theresa
Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Salmon and sauce were very good, but took a long time to do under broiler. Salad was a little bland.

By: Sundi
Posted: Aug 16, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Loved this! Especially with our fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and dill from the garden.

By: Sara
Posted: Aug 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Once again used Trader Joe’s Tzaziki. Served with corn and flour tortillas as well. Tasty, quick and healthy meal!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Aug 15, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

This was decent but a bit too much work for just me to consider making again. Might work with a premade tzatziki sauce

By: Danielle
Posted: Jul 28, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

So good! Broiled perfectly in the toaster oven. Added sliced tomatoes. Served with corn and flour tortillas. Used Trader Joe’s Tzatziki. Dressing was delicious. Omitted red onion from tacos.

By: Alyssa
Posted: Jul 22, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful