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Hot and spicy vegan tacos

Buffalo spice isn't just for chicken wings. This easy slow cooker Buffalo chickpea taco filling will knock your socks off.

Buffalo chickpea soft tacos with avocado sour cream

You'll want plenty of avocado sour cream to cool off the heat from these spicy tacos. Serve these on game day for a vegan menu option.

Buffalo chickpea soft tacos with avocado sour cream recipe

Serves 2-3


For the filling

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth

For the avocado sour cream

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup Tofutti sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Salt, to taste

For serving

  • Flour tortillas
  • Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Thai chilies or jalapeños, chopped (optional)


For the filling

  1. Place all of the filling ingredients into a slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for about 3 hours, then increase the heat to high for one more hour.

For the avocado sour cream

  1. Mash the avocado until smooth, then stir in the sour cream, vinegar and salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To serve

  1. When ready to serve, soften the tortillas by steaming in a bamboo steamer, heating in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  2. Stir the parsley, green onions and hot peppers into the chickpea filling.
  3. Spoon the filling into the warm tortillas. Serve immediately with the chilled avocado sour cream.

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