Sunday, May 21, 2017

80--- Crispy Chickpea and Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce {Sheet Pan Dinner}

During the warmer summer months we tend to allow less time for dinner prep to allow for more time outside.  This sheet pan dinner is just the ticket for a quick and healthy summer meal that uses some of those spring vegetables from the garden!

Crispy Chickpea and Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce
Serves 4

1 can no or low sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tsp olive oil, divided
1 medium zucchini, chopped into 1/2 " pieces
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
5 radishes, chopped
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
8 corn tortillas

Seasoning Mix
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried cilantro
1/2 tsp paprika

Creamy Avocado Sauce
1 avocado
Juice from one lemon
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp Mexican sour cream
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  

Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.  Divide mixture into two portions.  Place chickpeas into a bowl, and toss with 1 tsp olive oil and half of the seasoning mixture.  Add 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder and toss to coat.  

Add chopped zucchini, red pepper, red onion, and radishes to a bowl.  Add remaining 2 tsp olive oil and remainder of the seasoning mixture. Toss to coat.

Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.  Spread chickpeas on one pan, and vegetable mixture on another.  Bake for 20 minutes, stirring each pan once halfway through cooking. 

While chickpeas and vegetables are roasting, prepare the creamy avocado sauce.

Serve each corn tortilla topped with chickpeas and vegetables, then dolloped with avocado sauce.

Nutrition Info per taco: 323 calories, 6 g fat, 13 g protein, 58 g carbohydrates, 11 g fiber