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vegan baked buffalo chickpea taquitos with vegan cheese sauce served on plate
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Baked Buffalo Chickpea Taquitos

These chickpea taquitos are the perfect summer meal or snack. They’re crispy, delicious, and spicy, while also vegan and gluten-free.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 taquitos


Buffalo chickpea sauce

  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Spice mix

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • chili powder to taste


  • 10 small tortillas gluten-free
  • sriracha optional
  • vegan cheese sauce optional


  • We’ll start with the filling. Add the chickpeas to a medium sized bowl and use a form to mash them.
  • In a small bowl, add all the ingredients for the spice mix and mix thoroughly.
  • Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C).
  • While the oven warms up, heat up a pan or skillet over a medium heat. Add cooking oil. Once the pan has heated up, add the chopped onion and bell pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, or until onion starts to brown. Add spice mix and garlic. Allow to sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the chickpeas, hot sauce, tomato sauce, milk, and balsamic vinegar. Stir together and bring the mix to the boil. Allow to simmer for 2-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove pan from heat. Use a small spoon to taste the mix. Add more chili powder if you want more spice.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment/baking paper. Add about 2 tablespoons of filling to each tortilla, forming a line inside each one. Roll up tightly. Transfer each filled tortilla one by one to the sheet, with the seam side of the tortilla facing downwards. Brush them with vegetable oil.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Drizzle with your choice of sauce (e.g. sriracha, vegan cheese sauce) and enjoy with dip.