Tacos with Avocado Chickpea mash

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Tacos are such a perfect dinner option for a vegetarian. You just need some solid corn tortillas, a good cheese and some spicy, flavorful fillings.

I love making spicy black bean tacos with goat cheese, roasted sweet potatoes and avocado. I also love crispy chickpeas and adding whatever spice I have on hand. Cumin, curry, oregano, red pepper flakes, etc all elevate chickpeas to a scrumptious level.

Going off of this Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich , I created the above tacos. The fun thing about combining chickpeas and avocado is firstly, they are delicious and secondivly they can take on just about any combination of spices. Make it spicy with red pepper flakes, chili powder and some cumin. Make it Mediterranean with some garlic, lemon juice, oregano and maybe some basil. Add turmeric and curry to make it Indian. Etc, etc  and so on and so on.

I toasted my chickpeas with salt, pepper and olive oil with a dash of cumin and a healthy dose of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning. I adore crispy chickpeas so I opted to toast them for about 5-8 minutes instead of using them straight out of the can. Mash them up with a couple of avocados and add a bunch of salt and whatever spices, herbs or oils you fancy. Pick out the cheese that works best with your chosen spice mixture, whether it be a nice sharp cheddar, creamy goat cheese or a nutty parmesan. I like to sprinkle the cheese on the tortilla and bake it in the oven just till it melts.

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Top that cheesy tortilla with the mashed avocados and chickpeas, mixed greens and sriracha sauce. Maybe add some Nachos as a side?

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