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!
4.69 from 29 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:)

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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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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