Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Fresh Mex Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos FTW! With loads of tasty toppings and tender seasoned cauliflower with crispy roasted edges, you’ll never miss the meat!

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Guys, we need to talk.

Are you nervous? You’re totally nervous! Don’t be. Before you preemptively run from the room screaming, no I haven’t given up cheese. I think I’d be more likely to give up chocolate long before I could ever part ways with my beloved queso, and we all know that’s not happening anytime soon. I’m an addict through and through, which is why I totally need to assert my ability to quit by flaunting some vegtastic dairy-free goodness on the blog every now and again.

I’m totally not addicted bro, I can quit anytime.

I’m a terrible liar eh? Good thing I’m a fantastic dancer!

Ok so I’m a bad liar, AND a terrible dancer. Now that we’ve got that out of the way with, let’s talk about dem tacos!

I absolutely adore these vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos! With loads of tasty toppings and tender seasoned cauliflower with crispy roasted edges, you'll never miss the meat!

These vegan roasted cauliflower tacos are deeeeelicious! Im constantly trying to sneak more cruciferous veggies into my diet, for all the amazing health benefits, plus overall tastiness factor doesn’t hurt either! Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, and brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and even contain cancer-fighting properties so…. if there’s ever a reason to get excited for colder months it’s because these powerhouse veggies are in season!

Yes I’m totally insinuating that you should be more excited for cauliflower than pumpkin spice lattes.

Priorities people! The more veggies you eat the more coffee you’ll be around to drink.

Or something like that.

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Now that I’ve gotten both a confession and some good old fashioned bossiness out of the way with, let’s move on to the recipe, before I drift off topic again.

These tacos are AMAZING! I could go into crazy detail describing every delicious bite or I could shut up and give you the recipe.

How bout we recipe it up and then I’ll gush after. Deal? Deal!

Fresh Mex Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

I absolutely adore these healthy roasted cauliflower tacos! With loads of tasty toppings and tender seasoned cauliflower with crispy roasted edges, you'll never miss the meat! Vegan - Vegetarian - Gluten-Free

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Calories 135 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower (chopped into florets)
  • 3 TBSP olive oil*
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 carrots (grated/shredded)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 6-9 soft corn tortillas

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • sliced fresh jalapenos
  • fresh corn or corn salsa
  • shredded cabbage or slaw
  • guacamole

SAUCE OPTIONS:

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Whisk together oil, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, pour over cauliflower florets and toss to coat.
  3. Spread out cauliflower evenly on a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes on the center rack.
  4. While your cauliflower roasts, chop/grate your veggies and toppings and whisk together your sauces.
  5. For extra crispy tacos feel free to toast your tortillas in the oven or on a skillet, or serve them up as is if you like 'em soft! Both ways are fabulous.
  6. Line up your tortillas, stuff them with your veggies, pile with a few of your favorite taco toppings and drizzle with sauce, and stuff. yo. face! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This entire meal can be made in just over 30 minutes. The cauliflower itself takes 30 minutes to roast but since you'll be able to prep the entire spread (sauces, toppings, and all!) while it roasts, you'll be ready to go the second you snag the tray from the oven!

*I've been using harrissa or chipotle infused olive oils lately and LOVE the extra punch of flavor they offer (without making things too spicy)  You can pick them up everywhere from grocery stores to farmer's markets to specialty stores. They even sell them online! If you're looking to jazz things up in the kitchen, infused olive oils are a tasty, affordable option.

Nutrition facts for the tacos below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Choose your favorite toppings and adjust as needed.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 84.4%
Vitamin C 12.5%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

I absolutely adore these vegan Roasted Cauliflower Tacos! With loads of tasty toppings and tender seasoned cauliflower with crispy roasted edges, you'll never miss the meat!

so . . .  how were they?!

Fantastic, duh! These tasty tacos are positively amazing as is, but feel free to get a little crazy with all your favorite taco toppings! You can even let cheese in on the party if you’re so inclined, but you should totally try one vegan style as they’re sure to impress.

The flavor reminds me of a super-fresh salad wrap with a zesty Mexican twist. With loads of buttery avocado and seasoned cauliflower that’s tender inside with crisp edges, you’ll never miss the meat! The carrot, lettuce, and cilantro add a refreshing bite to the tacos and the sauces? Go nuts with your favorite from the options above! Some I topped with straight up hot sauce while others got a little sriracha ranch lovin.

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Comments

  • April

    Yesssss! I’ve been trying to incorporate a lot more vegetables into my diet, and this looks like the perfect way to do it! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe! So yummy!

  • Tayler Ross

    These could double as a meal for Meatless Monday OR Taco Tuesday!

  • Renee

    These look incredibly fresh and healthy. I love how creative this recipe is.

  • Renee

    These look incredibly fresh and healthy. I love how creative this recipe is!

  • Angela

    Just made these last night first the first time and the were AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe- I’ll definitely be making again!

    • So happy to hear it Angela thank you!!! 🙂

  • LOVE the look of these!!! I adore roasted cauliflower, and I totally believe that they’re amazing even without cheese 😉

    • Jenn

      Ohmygosh girly you’ve GOT to try these! I’m obsessed!

  • These look so fantastic, it’s Monday, and I have allll of these ingredients! I know what’s for dinner :).

    • Jenn

      Yay!!!! I hope you adore them Fabiola! <3

  • Spectacular photography!! And that recipe?? I love every component of this!

    • Jenn

      Thanks so much Ashle! It means the world to me 🙂

  • Oh. Em. Gee. These look AMAZING! I love Mexican food. It’s been way too long since I’ve made cauliflower tacos!

    • Jenn

      We should totally make them more — they’re SO healthy and delish! <3 Thanks Liz!

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