chipotle chickpea recipe in taco bowl
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15-Minute Chipotle Chickpea Taco Bowls

Vegetarian taco bowls made with spicy, smoky chipotle chickpeas, black beans, arugula, shredded cheese, and chopped cherry tomatoes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Low Carb, Vegetarian
Keyword: chickpea recipes, chickpeas, taco bowl, taco bowls, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle powder (or smoked paprika, if you want smoky without the heat)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 cans chickpeas (15 oz each) drained and rinsed
  • Juice from 1 lime plus more for garnish
  • Ingredient ideas for bowls: black beans, corn, tortilla strips, nacho chips, arugula, mixed greens, shredded cheese (omit if vegan), diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, sautéed peppers, riced cauliflower, white rice, brown rice, quinoa


  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, chipotle powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add in drained chickpeas. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Squeeze in fresh lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Assemble your bowls by adding chipotle chickpeas and your favorite ingredients. Suggestions are provided above. Don't forget to squeeze lime on top and then mix it all up. Enjoy!


*I made my bowl with 1 cup chipotle chickpeas, 1/2 cup black beans (drained and rinsed), 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, and 1 cup arugula. The nutritional information below is for this exact combo.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.4g | Protein: 13.8g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 10.5g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3.2mg