Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
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Let’s talk about tacos! Specifically, let’s talk about these roasted cauliflower tacos with tangy avocado crema. It is Tuesday after all, which gives us all just the excuse we need to eat more tacos.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

We eat a LOT of tacos in our house. A lot. In fact, the other day I was making steak and broccoli and my oldest kid started making guacamole and warming up tortillas. When I asked why he was making such an elaborate snack WHILE I was making a full dinner, he replied “Mom, we can just turn what you’re making into tacos. It’ll be so much better.” That’s my kind of kid!

And hey, he was right. Everything's better when served in a warm tortilla and paired with avocado, which is why I’m currently obsessed with these cauliflower tacos.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Give Me All the Cauliflower

I’ve always loved cauliflower, but lately my obsession has reached new heights. Maybe you’ve noticed, but we’ve had a lot of cauliflower going on around here lately (like this vegan cauliflower curry that I can’t get enough of). 

It seemed only natural to marry my two great food loves off to one another for this dynamite vegetarian taco recipe. And it’s a match made it heaven, if I do say so myself.

Perfectly Roasted Cauliflower for Perfectly Crispy Cauliflower Tacos.

We discuss the best method for roasting cauliflower at length in our roasted cauliflower post, but just in case you missed it, here’s a refresher. The key to achieving the ideal texture and color with your roasted cauliflower is using high heat. We like the inside of our cauliflower to be soft and the outside to be crispy. Roasting it at too low a temperature will result in a mushy texture, which is not at all what we’re going for here.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

What Goes on a Cauliflower Taco?

Besides the obvious of roasted cauliflower (seasoned with our favorite taco seasoning), here are a few things we love to add to these vegetarian tacos:

  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Fresh squeezed limes
  • Zesty avocado crema

The cauliflower makes these tacos delicious, but the avocado crema makes them craveable. To create this luscious concoction we use avocados, sour cream, lots of garlic, a decent amount of lime juice, and a handful of fresh cilantro. All that goodness gets blended until creamy and the result is a sauce you’ll wish you made more of. You can drizzle the crema on top of your taco (like we did here), or toss the cabbage in it for an ideal slaw.

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

We’re in love we these quick and easy roasted cauliflower tacos, because they taste amazing! But, if that fact alone isn’t enough to convince you to make them, maybe one of the reasons below will. These crispy cauliflower tacos are:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Comforting
  • Smoky
  • Done in 30 minutes
  • Perfect for meatless Mondays
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

If Mexican food is on your mind, but you’re not feeling this recipe (uh...what?) we are also seriously crushing on these sheet pan chicken fajitas. If you’re looking for a side dish then this salsa and this guacamole are crowd pleasers every time! Or, maybe try our turkey quinoa stuffed peppers for a low carb, one pan, perfect-for-making-ahead meal. So many options and all of them so, so tasty! 

If you make these roasted cauliflower tacos, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories, and tag us @themodernproper and #themodernproper if you do. Also, feel free to leave a comment on the post and tell your friends where you discovered the recipe.

Roasted Cauliflower Taco Recipe with Avocado Crema

Serves 4

Cauliflower Taco

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice (1 lime)
shredded cabbage

Avocado Crema

1 avocado
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl toss cauliflower with taco seasoning, olive oil and lime juice then spread out on a large baking sheet.
  3. Place on center rack and bake for 30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender with crispy edges.
  4. While cauliflower is roasting prepare avocado crema by placing all ingredients in a food processor or small blender and blending until smooth.
  5. Warm tortillas and add roasted cauliflower along with shredded cabbage and fresh cilantro. Top with avocado crema and serve.