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Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos with Lime Crema-make tonight a taco night because these healthy tacos are easy to make and SO good! 

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com My favorite tacos!

I have been craving Mexican food throughout my entire pregnancy. Burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, and taco salads have been on our dinner menu A LOT! I am so glad my boys like Mexican food because if they didn’t they would be going without dinner or eating cold cereal:)

This week I mixed up Mexican night by making Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos with Lime Crema. I think my boys are in trouble because we might eat these tacos every night until the baby comes. They are my new favorite tacos and I want to eat them all day, every day!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com LOVE these healthy tacos!

Roasted Chickpea Fajitas are a favorite at our house so I decided to make roasted chickpea tacos. This time I added cauliflower because it is in season and one of my favorite veggies. I am always on board for adding more veggies!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I tossed the chickpeas and cauliflower in spice mixture I created that included: chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. I also added fresh lime juice and a little olive oil. I roasted them until the chickpeas were crunchy and the cauliflower florets were tender. I could have snacked on the chickpeas and cauliflower straight from the pan, they were so flavorful. I stopped myself because I had tacos to make!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com So simple and SO good!

I used small corn tortillas to make my tacos. You can use a larger size if you want, I just love mini tacos…so I can eat more:)

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com I'm in love with these tacos!

I topped warm corn tortillas with roasted chickpeas and cauliflower. I also added chopped red cabbage, jalapeño slices, avocado, cilantro, and lime crema.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Simple, healthy and delicious!

Lime crema is easy to make at home, so don’t skip it! It really makes these tacos shine!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are my new obsession. When you are pregnant and you find a winning food, you don’t let go, you hold on tight. I am going to be making these tacos on a regular basis. They are the BEST tacos I have ever eaten. They sure hit the spot!

Make tonight a taco night and whip up Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos! Healthy has never tasted so good!

And check out my friend Becky’s Eat Seasonal Produce Guide for March! Cauliflower is in season so now you have no excuses! These tacos need to happen! Becky has lots of other ideas for seasonal recipes too! Check it out!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The BEST tacos!

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

My favorite tacos! Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are easy to make and so delicious! Healthy has never tasted so good!

Ingredients:

For the Tacos:
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 small head cauliflower, washed and cut into bite-size florets
Corn tortillas
1 cup finely chopped red cabbage
1 jalapeño, sliced, seeds removed
1 large avocado, seed removed and diced
Chopped cilantro

For the Lime Crema:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
1/8 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, lime juice, olive oil, and water. Stir in chickpeas and cauliflower florets. Place seasoned chickpeas and cauliflower on a greased baking sheet. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally during cooking, until chickpeas are slightly crispy and cauliflower is tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. To make the lime crema, place the Greek yogurt or sour cream in a small bowl. Add fresh lime juice and cilantro. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Take a corn tortilla and place roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on top. Top with red cabbage, jalapeño slices, avocado, and cilantro. Drizzle lime crema over the tacos and serve!

Note-you can make the tacos vegan by using vegan sour cream or yogurt to make the lime crema or you can omit it...but it's really good:)

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93 Responses to “Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 5, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    I love that you kept these vegetarian, thank you :) And cauli! Been eating a ton of it this winter. I love that you roasted it with the chickpeas. Delish! pinned

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    I am not usually a taco fan…but I LOVE roasted cauliflower and chickpeas…especially with cumin! I could definitely face plant into a plate of these tonight! Pinned!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — March 5, 2014 @ 6:35 am

    These look amazing!! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Cookbook Queen — March 5, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    I craved Mexican SO MUCH when I was pregnant with Jon David. Loving that gorgeous lime crema on top of these!!

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    I love how you gave this a Middle Eastern twist on Mexican food. I’m have to have this now!

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    I craved Mexican flavors like crazy when I was pregnant with my 2nd. I love this taco combination!

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    annie @ chase that i love — March 5, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    I love veggie tacos, and there’s no way I would omit the lime crema. I avoided crema for years then one day bought it on a whim. What was wrong with me all that time? Crema is so fantastic….can’t wait to make this one!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 5, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    What an easy and light meal! I crave Mexican food year round and I like this vegetable version.

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    Jenny Flake — March 5, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    LOVE love love these tacos! Gotta try them soon :)

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    Love this combination for tacos, Maria. Now I can picture you cooking in your kitchen, too! :)

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    Seriously, gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to make these!

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    Heather Christo — March 5, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    All I can say is WOW. These seriously look amazing.

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    cheri — March 5, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Love this combination, so clever on a taco!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 5, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    These tacos sound amazing! Love roasted cauliflower!

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    Becky — March 5, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    Love everything about these!! And I’m glad Mexican food is getting you through pregnancy!! Much love xoxo, Becky

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — March 5, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    Ahhh I’m drooling over these tacos! This is like a typical Mexican/Moroccan inspired dinner!

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    Gaby — March 5, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    So bright and delicious!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 5, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    Wow, wow! The colors on this taco are gorgeous and I love that it’s vegetarian!!

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    I love finding new vegetarian recipes. This one is definitely a keeper.

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    Ah, love these!! Not only are they gorgeous, but they look delicious too!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 5, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    These are the perfect vegetarian taco, gorgeous!

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    I usually don’t like chickpeas whole other then in the occasional soup but I might have to try these out because I love all things Mexican and these would be great for meatless Mondays! Gorgeous photo too btw!

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — March 5, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    I am obsessed with cauliflower and with tacos! Awesome!

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    I totally just made chickpea tacos, too! Love that you included crispy cauliflower… and that lime crema—YUM

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    Sammi @Sammi Sunshine — March 5, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    Wow, wow, and WOW again! I am a new vegetarian and I am surrounded by meat eaters.. So it’s difficult for me to come up with creative ways to enjoy my favorite foods (like tacos). This helps so much! Thank you!

    Peace & Sunshine,
    Sammi

    • Two Peas replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

      I am glad you are enjoying our recipes!

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    Mmm these sound so freaking good!

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    Natalie — March 5, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

    Just made these, they are to die for!! Love the cauliflower and chick peas. I added Chicken to up the protein, love!

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    ami@naivecookcooks — March 5, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Wow yummmy!!

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    Ashley | Our Full Table — March 5, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    Love these! I’ve been craving mexican too! And lots of cheese! Ugh!

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    JANE — March 5, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Now I know what to do with the leftover cauliflower from your pasta! Yum!

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    Megan {Country cleaver} — March 5, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    I love Mexican any time of year – and this is totally adding to the list of Mexican Food cravings!

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    Tieghan — March 5, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    I am all for Mexican all the time!! Loving this veggie version. So pretty!

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    Tereza — March 6, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Stunning colours in this dish! Great for a girls’ night!

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    Laura Dembowski — March 6, 2014 @ 8:39 am

    I love tacos, cauliflower, and chickpeas! These are calling my name. I just posted tacos with homemade tortillas yesterday. I have some stashed in the freezer and will be breaking them out to make these.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 6, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Wow cauliflower never looked so good! I have been cooking a lot of Mexican lately too, so I am definitely in the mood for these.

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    Sherri Hall — March 6, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    Hey Guys, these look great!! I loooovee tacos! Like you, I also craved Mexican food during my pregnancy! Although I’m not pregnant now, I still want to try these!!

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    Natashalh — March 7, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    These look so tasty! My fiancé loves all the ingredients except the cauliflower, but I bet I could convince him to give them a try. I think the chickpeas, lime, and cilantro could get him to eat just about anything!

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    Pam — March 7, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    OMG! These are one of the yummiest things I have ever tasted. Made them for dinner last night and just finished up the leftovers for lunch. Each item makes them just perfect. I am not a vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination, but you just don’t miss meat in these. Love!

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    Donna — March 7, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing!! Will definitely make again!

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    marla — March 8, 2014 @ 3:50 am

    Looks amazing Maria!

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