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Vegan & Gluten Free Chickpea Taquitos with Avocado Dip

The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Kayla Breeden Falconer of Kayla’s Kitch and Fix.

Add exciting crunch to your next taco night with these fast and family friendly taquitos!

What is a taquito, you ask? It’s basically a rolled taco and, just like tacos, taquitos typically feature meat on the inside, but you can get just as much protein and flavor by stuffing each tortilla with a plant-based filling. That’s where the chickpeas come into play!

Vegan and Gluten Free Chickpea Taquito

Blended smooth with enchilada sauce and rolled into gluten free tortillas, the flavorful chickpea filling is creamy in texture and zesty to taste!

Vegan and Gluten Free Chickpea Taquitos with Avocado Dip

Crisped in the oven and served alongside a simple and vibrant avocado dip, these tasty savory treats make a great 20 minute Mexican-inspired meal or party appetizer. You’ll never know they’re vegan!

Vegan and Gluten Free Chickpea Taquitos with Avocado Dip
Vegan & Gluten Free Chickpea Taquitos with Avocado Dip
Cook time:
15min
Prep time:
5min
Total time:
20min

Servings:
8 Taquitos

Ingredients

For the Chickpea Taquitos

  • 1 can Heinen’s chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Siete enchilada sauce, green or red
  • 8 Siete tortillas
  • Heinen’s avocado oil or olive oil spray

For the Avocado Dip

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Heinen’s salsa
  • Coconut cream or Kite Hill dairy free sour cream
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  3. In a food processor, blend the chickpeas with the enchilada sauce until thoroughly combined. This can also be done in a bowl with a fork if you don’t have a food processor.
  4. Heat each tortilla on the stove for 10 seconds per side, or in the microwave for 15 seconds, to ensure they do not crack during the rolling process.
  5. Place approximately 2 Tbsp. of the chickpea mixture near one side of the tortilla, then roll to form the taquito.
  6. Place each taquito seam-side-down on a baking sheet.
  7. Spray the taquitos with avocado oil or olive oil spray.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the taquitos are golden.
  9. While the taquitos cook, mix together the avocado dip ingredients until smooth.
  10. Serve warm with desired toppings and dips.
  11. To reheat leftovers, use an air fryer or conventional oven for maximum crispness.

Vegan and Gluten Free Chickpea Taquitos with Avocado Dip

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Kayla Breeden Falconer
By Kayla Breeden Falconer
Kayla Breeden Falconer is a realistic healthy lifestyle blogger and allergy-friendly recipe developer based in the Cleveland area. Her drive for creating delicious recipes made from real, whole ingredients stemmed from her celiac diagnosis and soon after became her passion project.

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