These Buffalo Chickpea Tacos are a spicy, tangy delight packed with flavor. Crispy chickpeas coated in a zesty buffalo sauce are paired with a creamy cheese sauce, all nestled in warm tortillas. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun weekend meal, these tacos are sure to be a hit with everyone.


For the Buffalo Chickpeas:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 tbsp butter (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (or gluten-free alternative)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tacos:

  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Prepare the Chickpeas:
    • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
    • Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crispy, shaking the pan halfway through.
    • Remove from oven and toss with buffalo sauce.
  2. Make the Cheese Sauce:
    • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
    • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it forms a roux.
    • Slowly whisk in the milk, continuing to whisk until the sauce thickens.
    • Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and smooth.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
    • Divide the shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and red onion among the tortillas.
    • Top each tortilla with buffalo chickpeas.
    • Drizzle with cheese sauce.
  4. Serve:
    • Garnish with additional cilantro and lime wedges.
    • Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per taco):

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 470mg

Enjoy your delicious and spicy Buffalo Chickpea Tacos with creamy cheese sauce!