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avocado sauce corn chickpea street tacos

Vegan Chickpea Corn Street Tacos

Street tacos don't have to contain meat, and these chickpea corn street tacos are delicious and drizzled with a delicious avocado sauce is the perfect finish. Vegan cotija cheese made with almonds is the perfect way to top it all off!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 289 kcal


Vegan Cotija Cheese

  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 tsp liquid from olives
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado (or 1/2 cup guacamole)
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 6-8 tortilla shells, warmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


Taco Filling

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the chickpeas, olive oil, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne.
  • On a lined baking sheet spread the chickpeas over half. On the other half, spread the can of drained corn. Rinse the serrano pepper and place it whole on the sheet as well.
  • Bake for 22 minutes.

Cotija Cheese

  • In a food processor, pulse together the almonds, olive juice, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Pulse continually until it forms small pieces, but stop before it turns to butter.
  • Remove and place in a bowl.

Avocado Dressing

  • In a food processor, mix together the avocado, coconut milk, garlic, and lime (or guacamole and skip the garlic and lime).
  • Once combined, chop the top off the roasted serrano pepper and add. Continue to pulse until it's all combined.

Assemble Tacos

  • On warmed tortilla shells (10 seconds in the microwave or heated on a skillet), add about ¼ cup of both the chickpeas and corn, a drizzle of the avocado sauce, and 2-3 tsp of the cheese mixture.
  • Add additional toppings such as sliced avocado, salsa, chopped tomato, etc.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3 days.


Serving: 1tacoCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 8gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 376mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chickpea tacos, street tacos, vegan street tacos
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