Chickpea Lettuce Tacos

Chickpea Lettuce Tacos

Jul 12, 2023 · Chef Julian
Jul 12, 2023Chef Julian

Chickpea Lettuce Tacos


Our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos offer a delightful twist on traditional tacos, providing a healthy and flavorful plant-based alternative. Packed with protein-rich chickpeas, aromatic spices, and vibrant toppings, these tacos are a delicious and guilt-free way to enjoy a satisfying meal. Whether you're following a plant-based diet or simply looking for a lighter taco option, these lettuce-wrapped treats are sure to please. Our recipe is simple and easy to follow, allowing you to enjoy the goodness of Chickpea Lettuce Tacos in no time.

Essential Sports NutritionIngredients: 

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small head of cauliflower or ½ large
  • 1x 19 oz. (540g) can of chickpeas
  • 1x 1 oz. (35g) pack of taco seasoning of choice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 Romaine or butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 7 oz. (200g) tub salsa

Essential Sports Nutrition What you need to do: 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
  • Remove the stem from the cauliflower and cut the cauliflower head into small bite sized pieces.
  • Place the cauliflower, bell peppers, onion, drained and rinsed chickpeas into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on the taco seasoning. Mix well to combine and pour onto the two lined baking sheets.
  • Place the trays into the oven and bake for 18 minutes, until the cauliflower edges start to brown a little.
  • While the cauliflower is cooking, chop and peel the avocado, squeeze ½ the lime juice over the top to keep it from browning. Break off leaves from the head of lettuce, wash and place into a bowl.
  • Remove the cauliflower taco filling from the oven. Arrange equally on the lettuce leaves and garnish with the avocado and store-bought salsa. Serve immediately.








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Experience the perfect blend of taste and nutrition with our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos. These plant-based tacos feature protein-packed chickpeas, aromatic spices, and fresh toppings, all wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves. Whether you're seeking a light and healthy meal or a flavorful party appetizer, our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos are a fantastic choice. Our easy-to-follow recipe ensures that you can enjoy these delightful tacos without hassle. Add a touch of freshness and excitement to your dining experience with our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos and savor the goodness of plant-based cuisine.


Elevate your taco game with our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos, a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional tacos. Packed with protein-rich chickpeas, flavorful spices, and vibrant toppings, these tacos offer a satisfying and guilt-free dining experience. Whether you're a plant-based eater or simply looking to incorporate more nutritious options into your meals, our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos are the perfect choice. With our straightforward recipe, you can quickly prepare these tasty treats and enjoy a delightful twist on taco night. Try our Chickpea Lettuce Tacos today and discover the joy of a delicious and healthy plant-based meal.

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Chef Julian

Chef Julian, a celebrated chef from the Northeast, is renowned for his healthy recipes, including creative smoothies and low-calorie versions of popular dishes. He trained at the Culinary Institute of Vermont and enjoys taking his family on ski trips during the winter months.