9.12.2013

Trekkie tacos, the next generation (again): Throwback Thursdays

So I'm not going to lie. 

I'm a girl that likes her tacos. 

I'm also a girl that really, really digs Spock (not the original Star Trek one, more the Zachary Quinto variety). 

So this past Tuesday my husband and I finally caught up with the rest of the world and watched the latest Star Trek movie. I loved it, by the way. 

Afterwards we started perusing Netflix and found literally every Star Trek series and movie a trekkie could dream of. So we started watching the old school 1960s version and it was actually pretty entertaining. I decided I wanted to dedicate a VeganMoFo meal to it, but really, what the heck are they eating up in space? Freeze-dried meatloaf? 

Rather than try to make since of this, I used my English-loving background and decided on tacos, because Trekkie Tacos is quite a nice alliteration, don't you think?

These bad boys didn't last for long in our house. Chick peas make an awesome taco filler and I cooked them with some spicy cream cheese verde sauce. Yeah, they're delish.


Trekkie Tacos
(serves 4)
Ingredients:
2 cans chick peas
1-2 TBS taco seasoning (you be the judge, some people like em really tacoey some don't)
1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
1 small jar of artichoke hearts
2 jalapenos, diced
1/2 cup verde salsa
Your favorite taco toppings (we had lettuce and pico)
Small corn tortillas
Splash of oil to cook with

Directions: 
Add about a TBS of oil to a large saute pan. Turn burner on medium heat and add chick peas to the pan. Add taco seasoning. Soften vegan cream cheese (you can microwave if for a 20 seconds) and then stir it with the chick peas. Add your verde salsa. Stir in artichoke hearts and diced up jalapenos. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Throw on your favorite tortilla and top with the works!

4 comments:

  1. I would never have thought of doing a cream cheese jalopeno blend in there. yum!

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  2. dang! those tacos sound really good. I love tacos, but somehow I never make them. there has been a lot of taco activity this mofo season though, and maybe I will finally remember to pick up some corn tortillas at the store! :)

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  3. Those look really colorful similar to indian chaat :)

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  4. My dad was a huge fan of the original series. Trekkie Tacos would have been a great dinner to have while watching the cheezy

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