It is national taco day today so we have to make a taco dish. There are so many different types of taco’s you can make. Think about hard shell tacos, soft shell flour tacos, corn tacos, cauliflower tacos. However today we are making chickpea tacos with lamb kebab skewers and some a tahini roasted tomato salsa sauce. So are you ready to celebrate National taco day in style and learn how to make chickpea tacos with lamb kebab skewers? Lets get started!
Tacos are such and easy but satisfying dish that you can make in a million different ways especially with the filling that you make. From meat to fish to chicken to vegetables and vegan. Just about every taco is either vegan or vegetarian.
A couple of weeks back I showed how to make these vegan chickpea tortillas. As chickpea has a natural nutty flavor it is a great combination with these lamb kebab skewers and tahini red roasted salsa sauce. Of course you can take your favorite taco to use in this recipe.
These lamb kebab skewers are a great to make for a party or a weekend barbecue. Even though Summer is over there is no reason not to make it. If you have a grill pan or a skillet this will work just fine as you can see in the inspiration video below.
So what do you need? Start out with about 200 g of minced lamb meat. If you are not a fan of lamb you can substitute with minced beef or chicken. Put the meat into a bowl. Then chop an onion and two cloves really ultra fine and add these to the minced meat. Then take ½ tsp of chili powder and 1 tsp of cumin powder and add these to the meat as well. Now it is time to combine all the ingredients. You can add some salt and fresh black pepper to taste. Make sure the thoroughly knead all the ingredient before you start making the lamb kebabs. If you do not knead the ingredients enough the lam kebabs will fall of the skewer. Divide into six equal portions and shape into a flat sausage shape. Then put it on a skewer. Knead them into shape on the skewer.
If you roast the lamb kebabs on a barbecue put them in some water first to prevent them from burning. Now (pan) grill the kebabs. If you use a pan take some olive oil and brush your pan. Let the pan get nice and hot before you add the kebabs in the pan. Leave the kebabs and let it sear before you start turning and moving the skewers around. Grill for about 10 minutes until all of the kebabs have a brown color.
You can warm the tortillas in a dry pan in a couple of minutes or you can heat the oven at 300℉/150℃ and let them warm in about 10 minutes.
For the salsa sauce you take two tbsp of tahini then add ½ tbsp. of fresh lemon and stir. No w take two tbsp or roasted spicy tomato salsa and stir this into the sauce. To make it more liquid add some hot water and stir.
Now you can plate your taco. Start with a chickpea tortilla then add a lamb kebab skewer. Put some tahini sauce and some additional roasted spicy tomato salsa on top of the lamb kebab. For decoration purposes add some finely chopped spring onion. Serve with rice.
How to make chickpea tacos with lamb kebab skewers
Really delicious and quite easy to make. What is your favorite taco? Let me know in the comment box below.
I hope you enjoyed this chickpea taco wth lamb kebab skewers recipe! Made a recipe tag @thetortillachannel on Instagram.
Are you ready to celebrate National taco day in style and learn how to make chickpea tacos with lamb kebab skewers? Lets get started!
- 6 small (chickpea) soft tortillas or hardshell tacos
- 200 g of minced lamb
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- ½ tsp of chili powder
- 1 tsp of cumin powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 spring onion for decorating purposed
- For the sauce:
- 2 tbsp of tahini
- ½ tbsp of lemon
- 2 tbsp of roasted spicy tomato salsa (can be substitute with hot sauce)
- 3 or 4 tbsp of hot water
Put the minced meat in a bowl
Add the onion and garlic
Then add the chili powder and cumin powder
Knead the ingredients thoroughly
Add salt and pepper to taste
Divide the mixture into 6 equal part
Shape them into flat sausages and put on a skewer
Heat a skill or grill pan (or barbecue) and brush with olive oil. Grill the skewers in about 10 minutes
Make the sauce with 2 tbsp of tahini, 1 tbsp of lemon, 2 tbsp of roasted spicy tomato salsa. Stir to combine and add some hot water to make it more liquid
Plate the taco by adding a lamb kebab skewer on a taco then add some tahini salsa sauce and some additional salsa. Decorate with spring onion. Serve with some basmati rice