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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Look no further for a hearty, delicious plant based dinner. These roasted cauliflower tacos are packed with bright, savory flavors and easy to whip up any night of the week.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 184 kcal


  • High speed blender
  • Large rimmed baking sheet


Roasted Cauliflower:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Avocado Lime Crema:

  • 1 large avocado, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

To serve:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced and pickled or simply raw red onion
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Arrange cauliflower on a large baking sheet and add onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and olive oil. Toss to coat evenly and roast for 35-45 minutes, stirring halfway through until cauliflower is tender and browned all over.
  • While the cauliflower is roasting, make the crema.

Lime avocado crema:

  • Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning.

To serve:

  • Warm tortilla by charring on a gas stove open flame or microwaving for 10-20 seconds or so.
  • On each tortilla, spread with the avocado crema, add the cauliflower, and top with pickled onions, queso fresco, cilantro and lime. Enjoy!


If you're not gluten-free, use your favorite flour tortillas.


Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 761mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 379IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cauliflower, plant based, tacos
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