Recipe | Cauliflower Tacos (Vegan)

It’s no wonder Tuesdays are dedicated to tacos; they are the BEST and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like tacos. When ordering or cooking them myself, I love to mix up the flavors with different proteins and garnishes but have always come back to one recipe that is a crowd pleaser for all: cauliflower tacos! They are vegan, hearty, flavorful and you can’t resist just one. Plus, they’re SO easy to make and are super guilt-free using fresh, seasonal produce like cauliflower, avocados, cabbage and more!

Vegan Cauliflower Taco Recipe Easy HealthyI make these at least once a week for Sam and my friends and will often mix chicken with the same spices for extra protein. While my cauliflower tacos are far from authentic (don’t come at me), they’re inspired by many Mexican flavors and really gives you an opportunity to get close and personal with your spices, understanding how each one impacts the final product. 

If you’re looking for healthy, quick and wallet-friendly meals, this is it! If you try this recipe, I’d love to see it on social! Be sure to tag me @jenaceret. Enjoy! 

Cauliflower Taco Recipe
Serves 4-6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
8-10 corn tortillas
1/2 Cauliflower (or 1.5lbs of diced boneless skinless chicken thighs) 
2 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp paprika or smoked paprika
1 tbsp ground coriander 
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
Olive oil 
Recommended Garnishes
Lime or lemon
Pico de gallo 
Red or yellow onion
Shredded purple cabbage
Fresh chopped cilantro
Fresh jalapeno or red chili
Sliced or diced avocado
1. Prep your ingredients. Chop the cauliflower into small florets and add to a large mixing bowl with olive oil and spices. Mix to combine and set aside. 

2. Prep your garnish ingredients and leave in the fridge until the tacos are ready to serve. Feel free to get creative here! I always like including these ingredients: lime, onion, cilantro and avocado, while mixing in some cabbage or tomatoes – just be sure to finely dice everything so it’s easy to eat.

3. Heat a skillet on medium with olive oil and add the seasoned cauliflower, stirring frequently. Cook about 7-10 min until the cauliflower is tender on the outside, but still has a slight bite. Avoid cooking, as the cauliflower will become mushy. 

4. Remove cooked cauliflower and place back in the mixing bowl. Add a drop of olive oil to the pan if it looks dry and toast your tortillas on each side, absorbing all of the flavor from spices. 

5. Plate the cauliflower on the tortillas and add your desired garnishes. Serve immediately with chips, salsa, guacamole and your favorite margaritas. Enjoy!

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