BBQ Chickpea Tacos (vegan, oil-free)

Hello friends!

BBQ chickpea tacos are here and omg your mind is going to be blown! I can’t believe how amazing these turned out.

The smokiness and sweetness from the bbq sauce, the creaminess of the sour cream, the heartiness of the chickpeas and crunch of the cabbage truly make these tacos a flavor bomb.

I am so excited to have teamed up with Mother Raw for this recipe blog! I have been a fan of their bbq sauce for a while and I knew I had to make a recipe with it.

Mother Raw BBQ Sauce

For the longest time, I couldn’t find a healthy bbq sauce that didn’t have added sugar. It seemed impossible, every single bbq sauce had sugar…until…I stumbled across Mother Raw. Mother Raw’s bbq sauce is sweetened with dates – how brilliant?!

Their products don’t have any artificial ingredients or weird additives, just pure vegan, organic, plant-based goodness (the way we like it)! Read more about Mother Raw here!

Mother Raw makes delicious and versatile dressings, marinades, dips, and condiments. They use the best ingredients that mother earth has given us to create their amazing products.

Want to find out where Mother Raw products are sold near you? Use the store locator!

If you’re a loyal HealthyGirl recipe follower you know my recipes are simple and quick. I literally made these restaurant level tacos in under 30 minutes. Whether you’re a newbie to plant-based cooking or just need some new fun dinner ideas to spice things up, this recipe for bbq chickpea tacos is a must-try!

Aside from prepping the veggies and making the sour cream, all you have to do is simmer the chickpeas with the bbq sauce for 10 minutes…that’s it!

BBQ Chickpea Tacos

Assemble the Tacos!

Once the veggies are prepped and the chickpeas are ready, start assembling your beautiful vegan tacos. You don’t need meat to make a protein-rich meal. Chickpeas a great way to get your protein, fiber and vitamins.

Mexican night at your house just got way more interesting and way healthier.

BBQ Chickpea Tacos



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BBQ Chickpea Tacos

The sour cream takes about 10 minutes to make and its 100% worth it. Made from cashews instead of dairy, this sour cream is way healthier for you. In addition, it adds the perfect amount of coolness + creaminess to the bbq chickpea tacos and is very complimentary of the bbq sauce.

BBQ Chickpea Tacos

Cilantro ties the tacos together…let’s be honest, you can’t have an authentic taco night without cilantro. Fresh herbs are a great addition to any meal and add such a nice brightness to the recipe.

Also, there is a common misconception that cooking vegan food is more expensive. This is totally not true!

This is a very affordable meal to make for the whole family, for your friends or for date night with your partner. Chickpeas are WAY cheaper than meat. Cabbage, corn, and cilantro are also some of the cheapest veggies you can buy at the market.

Are you drooling yet?! 

BBQ Chickpea Tacos

Well, what are you waiting for?! Get cooking!

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BBQ Chickpea Tacos

Easy vegan bbq chickpea tacos are plant-based, gluten-free, 100% WFPB and are super simple to make. Total flavor bomb!
total time 30 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 bottle Mother Raw barbecue sauce it's sweetened with dates
  • corn tortillas
  • avocado slices
  • fresh steamed corn cut off the cob
  • shredded purple cabbage
  • fresh cilantro
  • cashew sour cream
  • lime
  • salt + pepper to taste


  • Prep your veggies by slicing the avocado, steaming corn, shredding cabbage, washing/chopping cilantro and making the cashew sour cream. 
  • Add chickpeas to pan with Mother Raw bbq sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium/low heat.
  • Grill tortillas in a pan on high heat for about 30 seconds - 1 minute on each side. Careful not to burn. 
  • Assemble the tacos, season with salt + pepper, squeeze lime over top, and enjoy! 

This post was sponsored by Mother Raw. I am so honored to partner with an incredible, health conscious, plant-based company. 

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Brian says:

    How many servings does this approximately make?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Makes about 7 tacos!

  2. Jacqueline Kraft says:

    Such a creative idea, so easy and really yummy! I can’t wait to make these again5 stars

  3. Sarah Rumney says:

    These tacos are easy and delicious! I wouldn’t have thought to make this combo, but they are so, so good! Make them!😋😋😋5 stars