Hand’s up if you love Taco Tuesdays!
Well, here’s an easy and delicious recipe perfect for Tuesday or any weeknight meal.
These Easy Cauliflower Tacos are made in just 30 minutes so they’re a quick and delicious option for dinner.
What can you put in tacos instead of meat?
In this case, cauliflower works wonders! It provides the texture you want for a plant-based dinner option.
We’ve been including 2 plant-based or vegetarian meals into our dinner plans each week and these tacos are one of our go-to recipes. They’re easy to make when you want a quick, healthy dinner!
How to make cauliflower tacos
Cauliflower: A delicious and easy option, cauliflower is sautéed until a bit browned but still has a bit of a bite to it. Mixed with hot sauce for a delicious taco filling!
Hot Sauce: You can use your favourite hot sauce for this recipe so it’s easy to control how mild or spicy the dish is. I love a regular hot sauce like Frank’s or try a chipotle flavoured sauce for a bit of a smokier chile flavour.
Tortillas: I like to use small corn tortillas but you can use whatever type of tortillas you enjoy most. Warm them in a pan or in the oven before serving.
Toppings: Top tacos with your choice of red cabbage, jalapeños, avocado, cilantro, radishes, lime or more hot sauce if you’d like!
Here’s the thing, you can mix and match whatever toppings you like based on your tastes! Just choose the toppings you like most.
Easy Cauliflower Tacos
These colourful and easy cauliflower tacos are a delicious plant-based meal. Make this satisfying and healthy dish for Taco Tuesday or any weeknight meal!
- 1 large head cauliflower cut into small florets
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- ground pepper
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 8 tortillas
Toppings (mix & match depending on your tastes)
- 1-2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 jalapeno, slicied
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 2-3 radishes, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
In a large frying pan set to medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil. Add in cauliflower and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Cook cauliflower for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and it reaches your desired consistency (I like it to still have a slight crunch). Tip: if the pan gets too hot (cauliflower is browning too much) turn to medium heat until desired consistency is reached.
As the cauliflower is cooking, prep your toppings: slice cabbage, jalapenos, avocados, cilantro, radishes and limes.
Once cauliflower is done cooking, taste and season cauliflower once more if needed with salt and pepper, then stir in hot sauce to finish.
Make the tacos! Warm up the tortillas in a pan, the microwave or in the oven until pliable. Then serve with cauliflower and all the toppings. Squeeze lime juice on the tacos as a finising touch before enjoying!
Seriously, these tacos are so satisfying. I first shared this recipe on Instagram and one avid reader has sent me a couple of photos saying they make these cauliflower tacos EVERY WEEK!
So, if you’re looking to add some more plant-based meals into your dinner rotation, these tacos might just do the trick.
Until the next cooking adventure,