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Chef Lynn Painter

Chef Lynn Painter

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“An easy, affordable meal that you can cook in 30 minutes or less.”

Chickpea Tacos

Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 8-10 small tacos (soft or hard shell)


  • taco kit
  • ½ cup almond/coconut milk
  • 2 cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • vegan cheese, to taste
  • spinach (baby), to taste
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • salsa, to taste
  • vegan sour cream, to taste
  • ½ stick of vegan butter
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  1. On a medium-high temperature melt vegan butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add almond/coconut milk and taco seasoning. Stir until it is well-blended.
  3. Add chickpeas, seasoning to taste with black pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Mix on medium-high temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Stir until chickpeas soften.

Photo by Latika Lee

Recipe courtesy of Chef Lynn Painter and JayRon of Comedy in the Kitchen. This recipe first aired on Beyond the Plate RVA in April 2020. To learn more about Chef Lynn Painter, you can follow him on Instagram and subscribe to his YouTube channel.