It’s that time of year for picnics, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with the same menu. If you’re done with the potato salad, then step into a new kind of summer picnic menu with Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos. So go ahead and schedule that picnic, and then let your taste buds be swept away with the exotic flavors of India.

Picnics are about simplicity. We hear you. That’s why we created this Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos recipe as simple, but full of flavor as possible. Making simple meals? Well, that’s easy. Making simple meals that also taste great? That’s tricky. That’s why Tasty Bite® can come to the rescue!

Not only does Tasty Bite® add a little exotic to mealtime, but with pre-packaged, fully-cooked ingredients, like brown rice, you can have your summer picnic (and other meals) ready in no time!


Why You’ll Love Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos Recipe

These Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos can make your next summer picnic or dinner fun, interesting and easy. Layers of complimentary flavors makes for the best soft tacos. That’s why we begin with Tasty Bite® Brown Rice, followed by Spicy Szechuan Chickpeas, and then topped with a sweet slaw made with red cabbage.

You’ll love the health benefits of this recipe too. The chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein, and the brown rice comes packed with fiber as well. And cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable so the healthy hits just keep coming! Tasty Bite® offers pre-packaged, gourmet inspired meals that brings the taste of fine dining to your home in an easy-to prepare, affordable way.

Your next summer picnic doesn’t have to be potato salad and corn on the cob! Been there. Done that! Why not wow your picnic companions with this  Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos recipe? With only 12 ingredients and a little more than 30 minutes, you can make this Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos recipe part of your next summer get together!

This Picnic-Worthy Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos recipe is:

  • Spicy
  • Exotic
  • Healthy
  • Easy
  • Affordable
  • A change of pace
  • One one you’ll want to repeat again and again!

There’s even more good news to share. You can make a double batch of Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos and have some for lunch too!

Recipe: Szechuan Chickpea Soft Tacos


  • 2 cups Shredded Purple Cabbage
  • 1/4 Finely Chopped Diced Onions
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup, or Honey
  • 1 – 2 fresh cilantro leaves (or fresh parsley leaves), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 package Tasty Bite® Szechuan Spice & Simmer
  • 15 oz Can Chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 package of Tasty Bite® Brown Rice
  • 6 Corn Tortillas
  • Garnish with additional cilantro leaves and sour cream


  1. Combine the shredded cabbage, diced onions, and shredded carrots in a bowl. Add the lime juice and syrup sweetener and stir to combine. Top with chopped cilantro. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Heat your oven to 375F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  3. In a skillet add the olive oil over medium heat. Once it’s heated, add the seasonings from the Tasty Bite® Spice & Simmer kit. Cook over medium heat for about 30 seconds. Then add the drained chickpeas. Stir to coat and cook for another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the marinade packet to the skillet and stir until the chickpeas are coated and the marinade thickens.
  5. Pour the chickpeas onto your prepared pan, in one pile. Then add the Spice & Simmer Sauce packet. Stir to coat the chickpeas and then spread them out in a single layer across the pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the chickpeas are done, remove from oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  7. Spoon some brown rice onto the center of each corn tortilla, followed by the Spicy Chickpeas. Top each soft taco with the Slaw Mix.
  8. Garnish each soft taco with a dollop of sour cream and additional cilantro if you’d like.