In order to make dinner simple, make 4 ingredient Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Cream.
When I think of the perfect "meat" for tacos, cauliflower comes to mind. Because Cauliflower, like broccoli, is so porous, the seasonings bake into the cauliflower, giving it incredible deep flavor.
First, I made homemade taco seasoning. If you prefer, pick your favorite vegan taco seasoning, instead of making a homemade version. For instance, I like Neat Whole Food Plant-Based Mexican Mix.
WHAT IS IN HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING FOR CAULIFLOWER TACOS?
- 4 Tablespoons of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
HOW TO ROAST CAULIFLOWER WITHOUT USING ANY OIL
One of the best ways to make the seasoning stick to vegetables is to get it wet by rinsing it before cooking. For instance, I cut the cauliflower into florets, and place it in a colander and rinse thoroughly.
Once rinsed, I lay the cauliflower flat or a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and sprinkle the taco seasoning generously over the wet cauliflower.
Another way to get the cauliflower to stick is to place the wet cauliflower into a bowl and toss the cauliflower in the seasoning.
HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO CILANTRO CREAM
In order to make the secret sauce for the Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Cream, all you need is an avocado, cilantro, limes, and some seasoning. That's it!
- Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. I love my Nutri-bullet for this recipe!
OTHER GREAT TOPPINGS FOR CAULIFLOWER TACOS
Additionally, I topped my cauliflower tacos with Pickled Red Onions, which add the perfect tangy to the roasted cauliflower.
Other possible additions are Vegan Sour Cream, tomatoes, micro-greens (my favorite), or raw onions.
Then, all you need is corn tortillas, a head of cauliflower, a large bunch of cilantro, and some limes. In addition, I provided two easy ways to heat your corn tortillas!
IF YOU LOVE TACOS AND TACO TUESDAY, CHECK OUT THESE TACO RECIPES
- Easy Roasted Vegetable Tacos
- Roasted Broccolini and Sweet Potato Tostados
- Vegan Crunch Wrap Supreme
- Potato Tacos
- Walnut Meat Tacos
- Tofu Tacos
- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Sweet Potato Tacos
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂