My boyfriend and I were making tacos for dinner tonight. Nothing special there, except that I wanted to go a bit more healthy. Typically I would opt for fat free refried beans (skip the beef / light on the cheese) and call it a day, but we were all out so I had to find a substitute.
I ended up using chick peas! It was really good and I’m definitely going to make it a normal item on the taco menu.
I used the food processor to make the chick pea mixture a similar texture of refried beans.
Blend the following ingredients in food processor:
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 1 can chick peas – drained and rinsed
- olive oil – 3 tablespoons (or as needed to give smooth texture)
- 1 heaping tablespoon tahineh (mulled sesame seeds used to make hummus) – optional
- 1/3 packet taco seasoning
- salt to taste