These butternut squash and chickpea tacos are the perfect vegetarian option for your next Taco Tuesday. This recipe is also a family favorite at my house because of the deep smoky flavors of Mexican inspired dishes that we all love.
But you know what’s a winner? How easy this recipe is to make. Check it out in this quick video.
How to Make Butternut Squash Tacos
Even if you don’t have a designated “meatless” meal in your weekly meal plan, these tacos are perfect for those of us who are busy, need a budget-friendly meal, or are just looking for a simple recipe that will fill hungry bellies.
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This is one of the favorite vegetarian tacos in my Taco Tuesday Cookbook. 52 weeks of delicious tacos, just like this one? That’s what the Taco Tuesday Cookbook is all about! You’ll find lots of tasty veggie tacos too, like Southwestern Roasted Veggie Tacos and even Poblano Pepper and Mushroom Tacos with an epic Cilantro Sauce drizzled on top!
In fact, we’ll use that same cilantro-lime drizzle on today’s Butternut Squash tacos! But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Tacos with Roasted Chickpeas
To make this taco recipe you’ll need to roast some chickpeas and butternut squash. I nearly always keep a few cans of chickpeas and other beans in my pantry as meal-starters and salad toppers. They are a terrific solution to that blank stare I sometimes give my pantry shelves waiting for something to call out to me and say “make me! Make me!” Roasted chickpeas are an amazing snack on their own, but like most things, they’re even better tucked inside a taco!
Got your chickpeas? Okay, let’s move on to the butternut squash.
I know what you are going to say; you were about to tell me that you don’t always keep butternut squash in the freezer or on hand. And you know what? That’s ok! If you don’t have butternut squash handy, cube and steam some potatoes or sweet potatoes; they’ll substitute just fine in this dish.
My kids have just recently begun trying chickpeas. While nearly everyone in my household is a big fan of hummus, we still have texture issues with a few foods –and that’s ok. You can’t win at everything in the kitchen.
The familiar spices in my homemade taco seasoning make them taste amazing and that’s what made the dish a winner at my house. My taco seasoning is the closest thing to an all-purpose seasoning and it’s one that I know always goes over well with my kids.
My kids and I hope you try this recipe and love it as much as we do.
For your next Taco Tuesday fix, be sure to check out all the videos on my Youtube Channel, there’s a new taco recipe published every single week. And of course, pick up a copy of the Taco Tuesday Cookbook so you don’t have to miss a single tasty taco.
What are some of your favorite non-meat ingredients to use inside of a taco?Print