Hope that helps! This reminds me of the perfect vegan version of a “shrimp” taco. Add the cauliflower to the remaining chipotle mixture and toss to coat. Thanks for sharing your experience, Jo! Let us know if you give it a try! an easy vegetarian tacos recipe filled with easy roasted cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, topped with vegan chipotle lime cashew crema. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The recipe made quite a bit of sauce, which found its way on my eggs and everything else I deemed appropriate. Do you have any recommendations of what to do with the leftover sauce? So. Delicious on the cauliflower tacos but I’ve also enjoyed on grain bowls, salads, veggie burgers and I can’t get enough! Especially enjoyed the romanesco sauce! One question – I made the romesco sauce pretty exactly by the recipe, but mine came out pretty watery. I also chopped kale into tiny pieces for some added texture. I tried it out of curiosity with pico de gallo because I was craving tacos but wanted to be health conscious. Great idea, Tami! I’ve made this recipe 3x in the past few weeks and it’s so bomb. my mother-in-law! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? just wanted to thank you for so many delicious recipes, and for making recipes that seem difficult (homemade sauce or yogurt, for example) extremely easy and delicious! Oven center with room between the levels. These are unbelievable. The sweetness of the corn added to the complexity of the flavors. All in all, these tacos are an absolute dream. Loved the tacos, especially the romesco sauce. Because I am, and I had tacos for dinner. We’re SO glad you enjoyed this recipe, Carolyn! If you try this recipe, let us know! Maybe I just haven’t noticed. Thank you! Ten out of ten, family favorite for sure. Thanks so much! haha, really!? Terrific recipe – the adobo batter gives a warm, spiced, satisfied taco feeling. Xo, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Mexico numerous times. We’re a nut-free house, so I subbed toasted sunflower seeds for the almonds. It’s so pretty and informative. can you suggest a spice combo or some sort of substitute for me pls? Wow. LOVE! This is my new favorite recipe of all time! I’ve made this sauce a half dozen times its so delicious. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Carly! My 2 and 4 year olds both devoured them. This was my first time trying cauliflower tacos and WOW! I have learnt so much, and I have enjoyed even more, thank you, thank you, thank you. The romanesco is honestly the best version of this sauce I’ve ever had (and not just because I don’t like bell peppers)! Incredible. We would love to hear how it goes! Loved this recipe! My boyfriend and I loved the sauce especially, which really kicked it up a notch. Just used the seasoning part of this recipe, relied on Herdez pablano salsa to to it. My boyfriend and I loved it we added wedges of cucumber in the tacos. I also made some brown jasmine rice. I pit a whole can of Chipotle in adobo because I like spicy and it was awesome! Thank you! Is there any subsitute for the almonds that is nut-free? I have so much sauce left! We garnished with quick pickled red onions, avocado, and pepita seed. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Seriously restaurant quality meal! I threw this cauliflower and sauce on top of cilantro-lime rice, alongside seasoned black beans, sliced avocado, Mexican slaw, and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Thanks again! Thanks so much for sharing, Jessica. I’ll be honest, at first, I was a bit apprehensive to put cauliflower in my tacos, let alone lentils. Holy flavorful. Thanks for all the great recipes, Kate! Thank you! Combine lime juice, chipotles to taste, honey, garlic and salt in a blender. Thank you so much for sharing! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Alicia! thanks. Thanks so much for the lovely review and idea, Amelia! My meat eater friends are now wanting more cauliflower tacos! I love your recipes, and plan to make this soon. I made this Cauliflower tacos! I wasn’t sure what to expect with the unusual combination of ingredients, but I was smitten with the first taste! In fact its on the menu tonight! It defenetly suited my Indian taste buds. :). Chipotle Maple Cauliflower Tacos. Figured that would be too spicy for me. Recipe makes a ton of sauce and was a little too spicy for the kids, but they ate the cauliflower and I’ll freeze the sauce to eat later this month. The recipe left me with more sauce than we could use with the tacos but kept nicely in the fridge and I used it for a lentil and veggie bowl the following day. With the right seasonings and textures, you can make some pretty amazing vegan tacos. We made this tonight (a vegan and a non vegan couple) and both loved it! I had a cauliflower taco last weekend at the Taco Festival in Detroit, and wanted to recreate it for my son’s birthday dinner. Delicious, easy dinner! Thanks to all the other reviewers who wrote about how great this dish is. I love, love, love the romesco sauce. If you are making it for people with low spice-tolerance I recommend using only one chipotle pepper. Omg — yesssss. One friend who was not a cauliflower fan especially liked it. You could try something like sunflower seeds or hemp seeds? This is an easy, 30-minute recipe with smoky, roasted cauliflower and a spicy romesco-inspired sauce*. Oh WOW this was insanely good, my whole family loved it. This was absolutely wonderful! Can the sauce be made nut-free? We will add it to our ideas list. Everyone loved it. Yay! Thank you!! I’ve already had two leftover tacos for lunch and it’s only 10:30 :) Thumbs up from my only-vegan-at-home husband, too! A local restaurant just opened and does have some vegan tacos on the menu, like cauliflower and portabella. We’re so glad you enjoy them, Simon! i meant without chilli! Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower is a smokey and slightly spicy side dish that's made in under 30 minutes. Your cookbook has been really indispensable, too! Just wondering what else I could use the sauce for as I have quite a bit extra :). I used pepitas instead of almonds. Any suggestions for substitutions? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Keep on doing what you’re doing! Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Cashew Cream . My GF is allergic to almonds, so i subbed at a 1:1 ratio with roasted & salted shelled pistacchios from costco and it tastes delicious. Your email address will not be published. Whoa! The sauce is yummo. I live in San Antonio,Tx. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Great sauce! Just chopping 2 heads of cauliflower takes at least 6 minutes, along with washing and drying time. Add the cauliflower to the remaining chipotle mixture and toss to coat. These are delicious, but I left out the chipotle and added some cayenne instead to tone down the smokiness. This is one of the best plant based taco recipes my partner and I have ever had! I’m gonna put it on alllllll the tacos! Any suggestion on how to substitute fire roasted tomatoes? Will recommend! All those wonderful flavors exploding in your mouth at once is wonderful. I am from KC and loveeee Port Fonda. This is my favorite plant based recipe site! Thanks so much! Make these immediately! These tacos were amazing. Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos. Olive oil or olive oil cooking spray. I also used the leftover sauce over fresh pasta the next day, also good! (I did sub roasted homegrown tomatoes for the canned.) Aw, thanks so much for the lovely review, Lisa! This is going to be a staple in our house! I made this for lunch today. It did make a lot of sauce, but that’s okay because I’m so happy to have extra in my fridge! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Coralee! I’ve probably made this every week for the past month. I can’t wait to try some more! My husband and I made this for dinner last week! Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed. The tacos are great but the sauce is spectacular!!! It’s been wonderful, I’m so grateful, I feel so much better about myself, life, and my role in honoring Mother Nature / God. My hubby was very skeptical about a meatless dinner. “Chicken, who?” Thanks for sharing! Dana, keep doing ya thang and making plant-based taco dreams come true! Brilliant. These might be the best tacos we’ve ever had! Avocado oil is recommended due to its higher smoke point. I’ve made it so many times, and now it is my go-to sauce for dipping (even without the cauliflower and taco aspects). These easy vegetarian tacos are full of flavor and a great way to mix up taco night! I made the Savory Cashew Spread yesterday and used that to spread on my tortilla shell and then loaded up the chipotle cauliflower! It was so simple to make and resulted in a delicious meal! These were amazing. Definitely another favourite in my house. Place the chicken in a separate large bowl and top with half the chipotle mixture. We haven’t tried substitutions in this recipe, but regular paprika and cayenne might work. So delicious! Chipotle + cauliflower + tacos = SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS. In a small cup combine together the rub ingredients. The best part is that you can use the spicy lime tahini in other ways like on burrito bowls, nachos, and salads! Can you use honey instead of maple? It was a perfect dinner and very filling. Add oil (or omit/sub water), cumin, chili powder, paprika, and salt. I made it for my family, who were very skeptical when they found out it was Cauliflower, everyone loved it! Oh! Just made for dinner and it is amAzing!!!!! So glad you enjoyed them, Amy! thank you!!!! I only baked the cauliflower for about 15 minutes because I like it a little firmer, and I increased the baking/roasting time for the garlic by three minutes. I came home and tried to make an inspired version for all of you. I made this for vegan friends who were coming over the dinner and everyone loved it. Thank you Minimalist Baker! Thank you! Winner – Cannot wait to make them again. We have 3 teenagers, which are quick to give a comment about food, and they all loved them! Thanks so much for the recipe! I was skeptical of the sauce but it was so amazing. Made this for dinner tonight and my 6-year-old said, “mama I don’t just like this dinner, I love it! Highly recommend! Roast the cauliflower: After thoroughly washing the cauliflower, dry completely and cut it into bite-size florets.Toss in … I made it tonight for our family. I’ve made it many times now. My only negative comment would be the serving size. Spicy, rich, tangy. Thank you! One of the best dishes I’ve made/tasted! Where have you been all my life??!! Made this to go with https://minimalistbaker.com/roasted-jalapeno-vegan-queso-7-ingredients/ the entire combo was a hit with everyone. WOW OH WOW!! We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! I accidentally put double the amount of cumin and it was still awesome. Would make again but double the recipe to have the tacos be overstuffed since they’re not very filling. So much flavor! Made this tonight for dinner for myself and my dad and we somewhat altered it (no precious measurements, replaced certain things with what was available) but nevertheless, I think this was probably the best homemade dinner I’ve made ever! Absolutely adore this recipe.. Make marinade: In a blender add 1 can of chipotle in adobo (with sauce), 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons tequila, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon ketchup, 4 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The first bite transported me to the taco’s world, sitting in the passenger’s seat as the taco popped wheelies. The chipotle romanesco sauce was to die for and the smoky paprika on the squash was out of this world. Xo. This recipe is SO GOOD. these roasted sweet potato + cauliflower tacos are totally weeknight-friendly, made in 40 minutes or less, making this the perfect vegetarian taco recipe for taco tuesday! I made this for dinner last night. The whole family loved it – and I left out the chipotles because my 6-year-old is not a fan of spicy food and it was delicious. Noted. Thanks for another winner! You can also subscribe without commenting. Do you have any recommendations for protein sources to add to these tacos? ANYHOO, I wondered if they could be blended up with chipotle peppers and cumin and lime juice and salt and used as a batter for cauliflower. thank you! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? We recently switched to a plant based way of eating and we were struggling to come up with some new ideas. This made 6 tacos instead of 12 for me (will have enough cauliflower for 2 leftover tacos). Corn or wheat flour tortillas. I would love to try this recipe but allergic to the nuts. These tacos come together in less than 45 minutes and make for a delicious weeknight dinner. So excited to make this recipe this week. xo. Fantastico! Just made today for the second time since her original post. Been on a roasted vegetable kick lately, and I stumbled upon this recipe. So far, I have only mixed a large batch of the Cauliflower seasoning (everything including the oil that goes on the Cauliflower before roasting). If I just swap that with regular paprika, does it tone down the smokiness? We can’t wait to think of ways to use the extra sauce! Very yummy, thank you! I love eating a pan of roasted cauliflower … Great recipe, highly recommend people try it, they won’t be disappointed! I cannot wait to share with my sister and mom. Love it. Even my VERY carnivorous boyfriend loved it and was completely satisfied without meat. Personally for next time, I’ll go with the roasted peppers instead of the tomatoes. It came out great! The cauliflower was so yummy I’ve just been snacking on the leftovers! Well, tough tacos. These tacos come together in less than 45 minutes and make for a delicious weeknight dinner. WOW!! I made this.. it’s amazing! This will result is a tangy, spicy, smoky, well-balanced sauce that’s thick, creamy and perfect for the cauliflower tacos. But I love veggies and this is a brilliant idea. It will change the flavor a bit but you can replace it! I don’t EVER leave reviews but definitely had to for this one! Hi Kerry, olive oil works too! Excellent recipe. Hi Krithika! Thankyou for this amazing recipe :). Whoop! The flavors here are smokey and spicy from the chipotle powder and a bit earthy from the ancho chile powder. Made a broccoli slaw with lime and cilantro as a topping which added crunch and brightness. The flavor was EXCELLENT. Beth is a food photographer and recipe developer based in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for another fantastic recipe! Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces to resemble the size of wings. Anything else you recommend using it with/on? Can’t wait to share this taste sensation. I added red onion to the cauliflower as well as some roasted corn and didn’t have any almonds on hand… definitely will become a staple for us! The flavors here are smokey and spicy from the chipotle powder and a bit earthy from the ancho chile powder. Get recipes sent to your inbox + a FREE blender muffin e-book! I made this with sunflower seeds, as I have an almond allergy. just wanted to say Dana that I have completed relied on your recipes these last few years and it has cultivated in me a deep love of cooking and baking. Thanks! We substituted tomato with roasted red peppers. Hi Dana! Your recipes NEVER let me down! Toss again to coat the cauliflower and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. So far, so great!! To prepare the crunchy slaw mix the mayo, chili powder, lemon juice, and salt. OMG, OMG!! Thank you… for helping me get my family out of a food rut and experimenting with absolute deliciousness! Made these tonight for hubby and I for dinner. Toss the cauliflower florets in the chipotle mixture, which includes adobe sauce, honey, olive oil, lime zest, and spices. Pepitas, if you aren’t familiar, are raw shelled pumpkin seeds. Yay! We are so glad you enjoyed it! I made just the cauliflower and put it in a wrap with greens and refried beans. I’m not a great fan of cauliflower but had some in the fridge, and decided to try this recipe – I was pleasantly surprised! Roasted Cauliflower Tacos With Romesco Chipotle Prep. I am breastfeeding a peanut intolerant infant, so I substituted the almonds with sunflower seeds and the sauce was insanely delicious. PS – Do you offer a list of budget friendly recipes? Top each tortilla with the lentil mixture, cauliflower, a drizzle of chipotle sauce and a generous sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Have a question? Also, I was tempted when I made this recipe to just use roasted almonds instead of roasting my own raw almonds but having them fresh roasted was amazing! EVERYONE liked it and 3 of us loved it. It would be too much work for me for a regular weeknight meal – lots of different steps and ingredients to assemble – but worth it if time is available. Seriously, these are are what taco dreams are made of. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. but the second time?? Next time would you mind leaving a rating with your review? I made it this evening, bit into it and swooned! Seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever made! First of all, the cauliflower is ridiculous. https://www.floatingkitchen.net/roasted-cauliflower-tacos-with-chipotle-cream This is a keeper!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe- we loved it! Remove florets from the cauliflower (aka don't use the stem). The picture of the chipotle looks quiet thick, mine turned out pureed with a texture similar to apple sauce. I’ve been making this recipe for nearly two years, and everyone who’s eaten it has loved it! Taco Tuesday here I come! I can’t wait to make them again. anywho, ADORE your website and recipes! Even my carnivorous family LOVED the cauliflower!! I didn’t have chipotle peppers, but I did have some chipotle chili powder. We added cabbage, cilantro, lime and pepitas to top them off. The chipotle romesco is to die for and if you have left over sauce it’s great a great dip for corn chips ! I was spooning it into my mouth before I even served dinner! 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