Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

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Cauliflower Tacos – roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Lime Crema – make tonight a taco night because these healthy tacos are easy to make and SO good! 

Roasted chickpea and Cauliflower tacos

Taco Tuesday Cauliflower 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 Cauliflower tacos – a delicious concoction of roasted cauliflower,  chickpeas, and lime crema. I think my boys are in trouble because we might eat these cauliflower 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 on The BEST tacos! I could eat these tacos every day!

seasoned and roasted cauliflower and chick peas for cauliflower tacos

How to make Cauliflower 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! Here’s how I did it:

  • Toss 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.
  • Roast them until the chickpeas were crunchy and the cauliflower florets are 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!
  • 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:)
  • Top warm corn tortillas with roasted chickpeas and cauliflower.
  • Add chopped red cabbage, jalapeño slices, avocado, cilantro, and lime crema.

How to make cauliflower tacos

Easy roasted cauliflower tacos topped with cabbage, cilantro, and avocado

Cauliflower Taco Lime Crema

Lime crema is easy to make at home, so don’t skip it! It’s only 4 ingredients: Greek yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper, and and cilantro. Just mix it up and you are good to go. It really makes these tacos shine!

Homemade lime crema sauce for cauliflower tacos

Healthy Never Tasted So Good

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 cauliflower tacos with roasted chick peas

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Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

My favorite tacos! Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos are easy to make and so delicious! Healthy has never tasted so good!
4.77 from 21 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes


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 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


  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!
  4. 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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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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,

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. I LOVE this recipe. I used my cilantro-cashew creme for the sauce, but otherwise followed the recipe (oh, and I added some red pepper because my taco seasoning was too mild). I also served it in a pita pocketso it didn’t have that corn taste. I think next time I’ll toss some corn with the cauliflower-chickpea mixture to resolve that.
    Great recipe and vegan when the cashew creme is used.

  9. Made these for the family last night. Dont think 2 boys woulda been crazy about seeing tacos w/ just cauliflower & garbanzo’s, so browned some ground turkey w/ an extra tbsp of the seasoning and added to veggies. Boys ate three each! Also served w/ chopped tomato and bl olives. Loved the lime crema(added a little zest,as well). Nice alternative to the same old, same old.

  10. so good! made these last night! husband and kids approved! my son was eating the chickpeas dressed with seasoning out of the bowl before i could even get them in the oven! ha! this will be on our week night rotations for sure! thanks!

  11. I just had to come back and comment because I made these last night, and they are soooo good! So good. My husband and I ate all of them. Thanks for this!

  12. Just wanted to let you know we made these last night and they were delicious! My partner took the first bite and instantly said, ” make again!”, as he proceeded to stuff his face.

  13. These were amazing!! Easily the best tacos I’ve ever made! I used plain Siggi’s yogurt for the crema – it turned out really thick but really delicious. My only regret was not making more of the chickpea & cauliflower mixture; I have a feeling my husband and I will be fighting over the leftovers tomorrow 🙂 Thanks!!

  14. Hi! wonderful blog and looks like an amazing recipe! I have a question though,
    the Chili powder is a blend of spices or simple red hot chilis dried and powdered..?
    🙂 thanks so much for helping!!
    Best wishes from Italy!

  15. I’ve been making these tacos like crazy – and I’m vegan. I knew that omitting the lime crema just wasn’t an option, so I’ve been using coconut cream from Trader Joes. It’s thicker than others I’ve found (like Thai Kitchen) and I keep the can in the fridge, which thickens it. SO good! Thank you for giving us a new favorite taco recipe for our ‘Taco Tuesdays’ at home. 🙂

  16. I made these last night, and they were the best tacos I’ve ever had! Very fresh and flavorful. We’re vegan so I made cashew sour cream and then added the lime and cilantro. Amazing! My husband said he cd eat them all night!

  17. I made these delicious tacos for my husband and I last weekend- can I say “AMAZING!” I love eating vegetarian and my husband does not- but, he loved them! He kept saying what a great substitute chickpeas were for meat 🙂 I will definitely keep this in the ‘favorites’ for meal time! Thank you!!

  18. I just tried these for dinner tonight and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD! I LOVED them! Even my picky 2 yr old liked them! I will definitely be making these again 🙂

  19. Can i freeze the Lime Crema? and what do you think of this with pita bread 😀 looka like the best thing iv seen in a while

  20. In searching for new chickpea recipes I found your site. These are beautiful and I would not have thought on my own to roast chickpeas with cauliflower! Thank you for the inspiration. Now, if only I could get my husband to eat cooked cauliflower!

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  22. My husband and I made these tonight. So so delicious! He is a meat-eating Texan and was not initially impressed with my vegetarian menu this week but he absolutely loved these tacos! This is definitely a recipe to keep and make over and over in our home. Thank you! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  23. These are absolutely delicious! Making them tonight for the third time! YUM! Thank you for this fabulous recipe 🙂

  24. This is the second time I’ve made this recipe and it’s amazing! The chick pea and cauliflower mixture is super filling and flavorful. I’m not a vegetarian, but I enjoy these taco as much if not more than the meat version.

  25. We had these again for dinner tonight, and they were amazing! We’re a LARGE family of vegetarians, and these are one of our favorite meals. So yummy!

  26. I just made these and they are incredible! I added a little tilapia to mine. The lime crema really makes these wonderful, and any time I can make veggies work in place of meat is very appreciated. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  27. I loved this recipe! So glad I tried it – completely different from anything we typically eat. Although my young kids didn’t eat it (they hardly ever eat most dinners, so their vote doesn’t count), I had four tacos myself. The sauce is amazing. Made exactly as written and every ingredient is perfect with it. I get the leftovers for lunch and I’m excited.

  28. Actually going to turn it into a salad with some avocado and quinoa, I think. But, I love the combination and your page is filled with loads of lovely ideas for dinners.

  29. These were delicious! Thanks! We made these last night for our taco Tuesday dinner and really enjoyed them. Great flavors, healthy and a great alternative to standard tacos!

  30. Someone on Twitter and Instagram is using this recipe and photos as their own – IG handle: roxiwatson81, File a complaint on the Instagram web page. Copyright infringement or what!

  31. Totally just made it with the white beans…twas DELICIOUS! I used a mango curry sauce instead with chicken and spinach as I didn’t have the other ingredients. Yum-o!

  32. I’m super excited to make these for a date tonight… I’ve had my eye on this recipe for the past week and tonight is go time! Hopefully mine live up to your standard (and I can make a good impression).

    Which do you prefer for making your lime crema between the 2 options? I currently have both, greek yogurt and sour cream at home! Thanks! 🙂

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  34. I made these tonight with minor alterations because I’m doing a top 8 allergen elimination diet. These were OUTSTANDING! So delicious, flavorful, and really filling. Thank you for such a great recipe!

  35. I made these tonight with minor alterations because I’m doing a top 8 allergen elimination diet. They were OUTSTANDING! Seriously so delicious, flavorful, and filling! Thank you for such a great recipe!

  36. I’m scarfing them down right now. The only thing I changed is that I made the cream and used it as a dressing for a slaw. Basically, I was feeling too lazy to chop cabbage and the precut mix was right there. I will most definitely add it to my fish tacos

  37. Okay listen……..THESE TACOS WERE AMAZING. I get a bit nervous when making new recipes (especially cauliflower tacos) but I decided to take a risk with this one…I could not have made a better choice (thanks to Pinterest!). The texture of the cauliflower and the chickpeas somewhat made me feel like I was eating a beef taco for sure, and all of the flavors together made it seem like there was a party in my mouth. Seriously. I was really blown away. My recipe-trying experiences for the most part fall short; but not this time. The only thing I would do differently is blend the sauce instead of mixing it by hand so that it would have a “saucier” consistency…but regardless, you have to have the sauce. It really sets everything off. Other than that, the flavors were truly satisfying and I told everyone at work about my new discovery. If you happen to stumble across this recipe like I did, please TRY THIS!!!

  38. This is one of my favorite recipes. I found Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt dressing works great with it. I love good food and shortcuts!

  39. 5 stars
    I LOVE these tacos and make them at least every other week! I use much less salt, a little extra of each of the spices and lime juice and don’t make the crema. These are our go-to tacos and guests are always impressed when we make them!

  40. 5 stars
    Super a recent vegetarian and this was delicious.
    I improvised due to lack of ingredients. I used shredded lettuce and carrots.i used cayenne pepper instead of new fav taco

  41. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and loved it!  Took a bit more time to get crispy chickpeas but I think I had overcrowded the pan. Hubby also loved!  Added pickled jalapeños as garnish. :). Thanks!

  42. 5 stars
    This was an absolutely unbelievably DELICIOUS meal! I made it exactly as posted. Yummiest meal I’ve made in a while! Thanks  for creating it! 

  43. 5 stars
    Made these for a Sunday lunch for my family. I was wanting taco something, but something light. These HIT the spot!! So delicious! Even my carnivore husband enjoyed these after a few words of not seeing any meat! He even said they are a make again! Thank you for a feel good meal!

  44. 5 stars
    This is incredibly delicious and really too easy. My husband said thisroasted cauliflower and chickpea tacos were better than any butter chicken he has ever eaten before our vegan life. Thx for sharing!

  45. 5 stars
    These are delicious. I did not have cilantro so I used fresh parsley from our garden. But they are messy. Next time I think I will make them as a wrap do you can pick them up or put Tostitos on a plate and layer everything else on top.  A little “make ahead” tip. I roasted the chickpeas and cauliflower in the morning, grated the cabbage and added the jalapeño and refrigerated it and made the Crema. At supper I heated the chickpea mixture in the frypan and cut up the avocado. Everything else was ready to go. I’m going to take these to a friend’s cottage and will take them in the cooler this way. 

  46. 5 stars
    These surpassed my expectations. My six year old loved them as well and my three year old at least enjoyed making them! We will definitely eat these often!!!

  47. After seeing the title I was a little skeptical. But it turns out that these are indeed very good tacos. They are very health as well, and suitable for vegetarians. I love tacos, and I have sampled quite a bit of them over the years But I have to admit, these are pretty good. Thanks for this.

  48. 5 stars
    After seeing the title I was a little skeptical. But it turns out that these are indeed very good tacos. They are very health as well, and suitable for vegetarians. I love tacos, and I have sampled quite a bit of them over the years But I have to admit, these are pretty good. Thanks for this.

  49. 5 stars
    OMG. That is all.

    Kidding that’s not all I’m going to say; my vegan son is home from college and I made these tonight using a plain non dairy yogurt (Ripple brand for anyone who cares). I added minced jalapeno to the crema because I had one on hand.

    Winner winner, vegan dinner. Will absolutely make again! : )

  50. 5 stars
    Added some spinach and did a trashy thing by using buffalo sauce rather than the crema.

    SO GOOD! Your spice mix for the cauliflower and the chickpeas is amazing!

  51. So good!!! I have made this recipe multiple times now. The last time I made it , I didn’t have chickpeas so I sub’d with zuccinis. With that lime crema, and cilantro lime rice, I turned it into a burrito with a wheat flour tortilla and it was incredible!! That lime crema is so so good. Thanks for this versatile recipe!

  52. 4 stars
    i like it. it is very easy cauliflower tacos I made these tonight. it is very tasty and healthy it looks so tasty

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