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 twopeasandtheirpod.com 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!
4.69 from 29 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Cuisine
Mexican
Servings
4

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 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

Instructions

  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:)
Keywords

cauliflower tacos, vegetarian tacos

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 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 5 stars
    Super good..im 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 paprika.my new fav taco

  8. 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!

  9. 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! 

  10. 5 stars
    We made this tonight (VEGAN) version and it was AMAZING!!! I made the lime Crema with vegenaise. Husband loved it too.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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. 

  14. 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!!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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! : )

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 5 stars
    These are delicious! Sometimes, I just make the cauliflower and chickpeas as a side dish. My newly vegan daughter loved them (minus the crema). Anytime I am looking for an idea for dinner, this is my go to website. I’ve probably made 30 recipes from here and they’re all good. Love the cookbook too.

    1. Thanks so much! I am thrilled you are loving our recipes! Thanks for purchasing our cookbook too!

  22. 4 stars
    These were great! I left out the sea salt and sprinkled with seasoned salt just before I took these out of the oven. My teens googled them up and Hubby loved them too!!

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