mediterranean chickpea tacos

Mediterranean Chickpea Tacos

Spiced fried chickpeas and a cooling cucumber and herb yogurt are perfect partners for these quick and easy crunchy tacos!
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 3
Spice Level Hot
Ingredients 14

Ingredient List


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tin (400g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Old El Paso™ Crunchy Taco Shells
  • Tzatziki Sauce
    250g natural yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander or mint

To Serve

  • 1/4 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 225g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften.
  2. Stir in the chickpeas and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until starting to turn golden brown. Stir in the chilli powder, cumin and salt and remove from the heat.
  3. Mix together the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce in a medium bowl. Warm the taco shells as directed on the packaging. Serve with lemon wedges and the rest of the sauce on the side.
  4. Divide the chick peas between the taco shells. Top each with the shredded lettuce, a spoonful of tzatziki and some tomatoes. Serve with lemon wedges and the rest of the tzatziki on the side.

Expert Tips

  • You can make the tzatziki a few hours in advance, just cover with cling film and chill in the fridge.
  • Add a finely chopped green chilli to the chick peas for an extra fiery flavour.