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Spicy Cauliflower Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These mouth-watering cauliflower tacos are made with tender cauliflower florets smothered in spices and roasted to perfection! Bursting with flavor and on the table in about 30 minutes.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: vegan tacos, vegetarian tacos
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Tacos
  • 1 medium cauliflower head, broken into florets
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or high-heat oil of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
For the Avocado Sauce
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy milk, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Place the cauliflower florets into a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, cornstarch, cumin, ancho chile powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

  3. Stir the ingredients together, then use your hands to evenly distribute the oil, cornstarch, spices and salt on the cauliflower.

  4. Arrange the cauliflower florets in an even layer on each of the baking sheets and place them in the oven. Roast the cauliflower until tender, about 20 minutes.

  5. While the cauliflower roasts, make the sauce by placing all ingredients into a blender or food processor bowl and blending until smooth. Thin with additional milk and season with salt to taste.

  6. Warm the tortillas briefly in a lightly oiled skillet until they begin to crisp.

  7. When the cauliflower comes out of the oven season it with additional salt to taste.

  8. Stuff the tortillas with cauliflower, shredded cabbage, and avocado sauce.

  9. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Cauliflower Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 112
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.4g19%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 24.4g8%
Fiber 6.9g28%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 4.5g9%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.