Did you know that Trader Joe’s is not in Canada? The closest thing we have (well, those who live in Vancouver) is Pirate Joe’s. They temporarily renamed themselves Irate Joe’s as they were being sued by TJ’s. TJ’s lost but is continuing to appeal. In any case, we’re getting our fair use of TJ’s while still in Houston.
Sadly, though, it took me 10 months to locate their perfect salsa. Their chunky salsa is totally my favourite. Perfectly spiced with a robust tomato flavour, I love it. I also managed to go through a container in less than a week. I started adding it to everything.
In fact, this is such an easy recipe, it is almost non-recipe. I envision this as the perfect travelling meal – mix and eat. Until then, it will have a happy place in my kitchen.
Mix some salsa with chickpeas and chopped bell pepper. Throw it overtop some shredded broccoli and carrots for more crunch on a taco shell, and you’ve got a meal. I topped mine with a healthy dose of nutritional yeast which became creamy and gooey with the extra salsa. Totally not optional for those who love nooch.
I may go into salsa withdrawal. Can anyone recommend a good recipe? I cannot imagine it being hard to make. ;)
Salsa Chickpea Tacos
Adapted from Happy Herbivore
1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup salsa (I am very partial to Trader Joe’s chunky salsa)
1 large red/orange/yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cups extra veggies (we used a broccoli slaw mix, yes also from Trader Joe’s)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast, or to taste
4-6 corn tortillas
1. In a medium bowl, combine the chickpeas with the salsa and chopped bell pepper.
2. To create your taco, place the tortilla on a plate, top with the broccoli slaw, then the salsa chickpeas and dust with nutritional yeast (unpictured but very good!)