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Cauliflower Tacos Recipe

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Lets talk tacos! I can’t even count the many ways you can interpret a taco but let’s just say I’ve had my fair share being from California. Over the last couple of years I’ve had to get extremely creative on how to replace meat in my tacos. From mushrooms, to jackfruit, to veggie crumbles, even veggies instead, all have worked out great. Today’s one of those veggie days as I bring you delicious roasted cauliflower & chickpea tacos. Simple, quick and easy to follow and will leave you super satisfied!

If you’re able to find a cauliflower other than white, get one! They make for better photos and all around much more impressive in your presentation. Your friends will be dazzled that any other color besides white even exists! I based my color choice off the fact that I used purple taco shells. What better way to give your dish some color contrast, at least that’s how I see my food.

So let’s get into the recipe, no need for me to continue on this rambling! I hope you enjoy this creation and share it with your friends.

Cauliflower Tacos

Serves: 2
Active time: 20 minutes


For the filling:

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can re-fried beans (optional serve at end)
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos (soy / tamari)
  • 1 tbsp plant milk

For the slaw:

  • Romaine or kale
  • Carrots
  • Red cabbage
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

For the crema:

  • 2 heaping tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp agave


  1. Chop your cauliflower into small pieces and then toss everything else into a large bowl and mix well with hands. Use parchment paper on a large tray and bake at 425F / 220C for 30 minutes, if they need more time try another 5 - 10 minutes. (The refried beans are an option to spread into your taco shell as you serve, it is not included in the filling to be cooked)
  2. Mix the slaw with your hands, crush an avocado into your hands and massage it into your slaw with everything else. Once mixed refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Mix the crema into a bowl and also put into the fridge until you’re ready to serve
  4. Once filling is done use any taco shell you like and fill the bottom with refried beans, then the rest of your filling and top it off with the slaw & crema.


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@vikas profile image
vikas5 YEARS AGO
I'm going to make these this weekend!
@vikas profile image
vikas5 YEARS AGO
@michaelsuchman check out this awesome recipe!
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michaelsuchman5 YEARS AGO
@lou profile image
looks quick and easy!
@bigfatnyancat profile image
bigfatnyancat3 YEARS AGO
@lou hi hi
@noll-fyra profile image
noll-fyra5 YEARS AGO
This looks amazing!
@lou profile image
@bubby you can make this with your new oven!
@wharding profile image
wharding5 YEARS AGO
I love cauliflower I love tacos. I love cauliflower tacos.
@manjugarg profile image
manjugarg5 YEARS AGO
I love cauliflower , thanks for sharing recipe . Going to make soon .
@amyeso profile image
amyeso3 YEARS AGO
this is such a great recipe! i am going to try this soon thank u! :)
@preethiness profile image
preethiness3 YEARS AGO
Looks amazing... I'll definitely try this!! Thanks
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nicolemassieu3 YEARS AGO
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