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Mexican spicy chickpea taco bowl recipe

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Madeleine Shaws Spicy chickpea tacos with salsa

This healthy vegetarian recipe can be prepped and on your plate in fifteen minutes 

In this dish from Mindful chef and nutritional therapist Madeleine Shaw, surprisingly versatile chickpeas are prepared with a tropical twist to brighten up your evening.

Pan-fried until golden with warming spices, they make the perfect foil for a lime, cucumber and mango salsa, and velvety avocado. Whats more, this recipe contains no dairy, gluten or  refined carbs, making it the perfect healthy lunch or weeknight dinner idea. 

Mexican style spicy chickpea taco bowl recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 240g chickpeas (drained) 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 baby gem lettuce 1 green jalapeno
  • 1 lime
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tsp maple syrup Medium handful of fresh coriander
  • 250g steamed brown basmati rice
  • Sea salt 
  • Black pepper 
  • Coconut oil / olive oil

Method

Step 1: Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil on a medium heat, add the chickpeas, smoked paprika, ground cumin, allspice and maple syrup (to taste). Season with a pinch of sea salt, mix well and cook for 10 mins, turning occasionally until turning golden. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Step 2: Meanwhile, to make the salsa; roughly dice the tomatoes and the half cucumber. Peel and de-stone the mango and cut into small 1cm cubes. Finely chop half of the jalapeno. Roughly chop the coriander leaves. Mix the salsa ingredients together with a pinch of sea salt and squeeze in the juice from half of the lime.

Step 3: Heat the same dry frying pan the chickpeas were in on a medium heat, add the brown rice with 1 tbsp cold water, a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and the remaining lime juice. Cook for 3-4 mins until the brown rice is cooked through.

Step 4: Peel and de-stone the avocado and slice thinly. Slice the end of the baby gem lettuce.

Step 5: Spoon the brown rice into two warm bowls and top with the spiced chickpeas, gem lettuce leaves, avocado slices and salsa.

Recipe from Madeleine Shaw and Mindful Chef’s Fifteen Minute Recipe series.

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Image: Mindful Chef - Madeleine Shaw

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Jenny Tregoning is deputy production editor and food editor at Stylist, where she combines her love of grammar with lusting over images of food

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