Fiesta Taco Salad Plus A Giveaway

This Fiesta Taco Salad makes pasta night a whole lot more fun! Start with high protein Chickapea Pasta, made from chickpeas and lentils, and pile on the Mexican inspired toppings. Kid approved!

Fiesta Taco Bowl | Chickapea Pasta

To thank all of our followers and supporters over our first year, for joining us in an amazing whirlwind of a journey, Chickapea Pasta wanted to not only do a special giveaway, but a fun and zesty recipe. Our team is always trying new recipes and we all have insatiable appetites for healthy food that nourishes and, of course it must taste great! This Fiesta Taco Salad recipe is one we know you’ll enjoy! It has all of our favorite things. Kudos to Robyn and Michelle for bringing it to life with their amazing talents!

Over the year we have made amazing friendships and partnerships with other like-minded retailers and producers who create products from a passion and stick true to their roots and their love of authentic natural products. We’re so thrilled to have this special giveaway in collaboration with Uncle Steve’sDotti Potts Studio and Gallery and Capizzano Olive Oils and Vinegars and for joining us in our celebration giveaway! Here’s to many more exciting years to come!

Healthy Ingredients for a Fiesta Taco Bowl from Chickapea Pasta

This was a fun collaboration that started with a taco bowl for lunch at a restaurant and ended up with the folks from Chickapea, Vitamin Sunshine and Simply Fresh Dinners creating a recipe that included our favorite pasta. The layers of flavor in this dish are going to blow your mind!

Chickapea Fiesta Taco Bowl

We used a recipe for Roasted Tomato Salsa from Simply Fresh Dinner’s and combined it with the black beans and pasta – fabulous right?

Fiesta Taco Bowl with Healthy Chickapea Pasta

Topping this deliciousness with baby greens, tomatoes, avocado, corn, red onion and cheese takes this bowl to the next level in taste bud heaven! Squeezing some fresh lime juice over will make you deliriously happy with every bite!

Chickapea Fiesta Taco Bowl

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Enter the Giveaway!

To celebrate our one year anniversary, we have a Giveaway with loads of fabulous prizes.

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The giveaway includes:

Capizzano Olive Oils and Vinegars

 

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Fiesta Taco Salad
Mix up pasta night with this high protein vegetarian dish. Chickapea pasta adds a fun dimension to typical taco salad ingredients.
Author: Michelle @Vitamin Sunshine in collaboration with Robyn @Simply Fresh Dinners for Chickapea Pasta
Ingredients
  • 4-6 brown rice or large corn tortillas (optional)
  • 1 box Chickapea spirals
  • 1 15- ounce /450-mL can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups /350 mL Roasted Tomato Salsa or substitute your favorite brand
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon /1-2 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon /1 mL cumin
  • 12 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 4 handfuls baby greens
  • 4 mini sweet peppers (or spicy, if you prefer!)
  • 2 ounces /60 grams cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1 large avocado , sliced
  • 1 ear of corn , roasted and cut off cob
  • red onion , thinly sliced (optional, garnish)
  • lime , cut in wedges (optional, garnish)
Instructions
  1. If making the amazing Roasted Tomato Salsa from Simply Fresh Dinners (I recommend you do!), preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). In addition to roasting the veggies for this salsa, add the mini peppers to the baking sheet.
  2. If using a different salsa to save time, preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Add the mini peppers to a small baking tray, and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. To make taco bowls. use an oven-safe glass bowl, and mold tortillas into the bottom of the bowl. Brush lightly with olive oil. Add to the oven with roasted peppers or salsa veggies for just the last 12-14 minutes. Repeat until you have enough bowls.
  4. Once salsa is prepared, prepare the toppings, including cutting tomatoes, onions, avocado and corn, and shredding the cheese.
  5. Boil pasta per package directions. This pasta cooks faster than a typical pasta, and will feel undercooked while stirring when the pasta is actually ready, so after 5 or 6 minutes, taste the pasta. When cooked al dente, this pasta has a very similar texture to regular wheat pasta.
  6. Drain and rinse pasta, then combine pasta, black beans, and salsa in a bowl, and mix to combine. Taste, and season with sea salt and cumin (my black beans were unsalted, so I found it needed a little more salt).
  7. Layer the pasta and black bean mixture into the tortilla bowls. If not using the tortilla bowls (they are fun, but not necessary for a delicious dish!), add mixture directly onto a plate.
  8. Top with tomatoes, baby greens, optional corn and onions, avocado, cheese, and roasted mini peppers. Squeeze a lime to boost the flavors.
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14 Comments
  • Carol McGuigan
    Posted at 16:18h, 07 August Reply

    Just trying my first time at chickapea pasta…glad my local store had it. I had an email sent to me with the recipe for Avocado Cream Pasta (I love avocados and the health benefits of them) so thought chickapea pasta is a must to try. It is made and sitting in the fridge with flavours blending for dinner tonight. I am amazed at how the pasta looks like normal pasta but so much healthier. A win win!! Thank you for creating this. I must try your other recipes on the website…thank you and happy anniversary. I have only heard of this product this past weekend and very lucky I did 🙂

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 07:20h, 08 August Reply

      Thanks so much, Carol!
      We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed the pasta. The avocado recipe is delicious and a perfect complement to the pasta. We can’t wait till you try more. Cheers!

  • Robyn
    Posted at 07:03h, 01 July Reply

    I can’t believe a year has passed already and Chickapea’s success has been phenomenal. Onward and upward! Congratulations!

  • Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    Posted at 15:53h, 30 June Reply

    This giveaway rocks!! Happy Anniversary Chickapea Pasta!! I have to share this giveaway with my family and friends.

  • Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    Posted at 15:52h, 30 June Reply

    This giveaway rocks!! Happy Anniversary Chickapea Pasta!!

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 June Reply

    This looks delicious and what a fun and innovative idea! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:08h, 01 August Reply

      Let us know if you do Teri!

  • Gena
    Posted at 14:24h, 30 June Reply

    This is such a great idea, and I bet it would be perfect for making ahead and bringing to summer gatherings!

  • Michelle Miller
    Posted at 12:03h, 30 June Reply

    What an amazing giveaway– I am sharing it with EVERYONE! My favorite products all in 1 amazing prize pack.

  • eat good 4 life
    Posted at 11:34h, 30 June Reply

    I loving the colors in this recipe. Can’t wait to try the tomato sauce. Happy anniversary.

  • Jenn Laughlin
    Posted at 10:22h, 30 June Reply

    A seriously stellar giveaway and recipe! Love these fresh flavors – happy anniversary!!!!

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