Rockin' Tacos

Rockin' Tacos
Staff Writer

Lisa Consiglio Ryan

Rockin' Tacos

For taco lovers, sometimes it's a toss up between staying healthy and indulging. This recipe gives you both. An evenly balanced meal, it's loaded with healthy fats, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates.

4
Servings
34
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Lisa Consiglio Ryan is a certified health counselor and founder of Whole Health Designs.

Ingredients

  • One  15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • packet taco seasoning, preferably Simply Organic
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • taco shells
  • Chopped tomatoes, for garnish
  • Mixed greens, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and taco seasoning. Add rinsed chickpeas and toss until well coated. Place the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Assemble the tacos with the chickpeas and garnish with tomatoes and greens.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Phosphorus, P
1mg
0%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Water
7g
0%

Taco Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Taco Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Taco Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère with meat- and bean-based dishes; viognier or grüner veltliner with seafood dishes.