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Cauliflower Tacos w/ Avocado-Lime Sauce

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Lime Sauce- a delicious veggie version of the classic taco, filled with crunchy cauliflower and crisp veggies, and topped with an addictive lime-avocado sauce.

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos w/ Avocado Lime Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

This past weekend was a much-needed “no work” weekend- and it was awesome. It was filled with dinners with friends, family time, beer tent, birthday and late Father’s Day celebrations, meeting up with an awesome new wellness blogger friend (Katie Dalebout), and an incredible night of salsa dancing with good friends.

If anyone knows me, they know that I’ve basically been obsessed with salsa dancing since 2006. It literally saved me during a very shitty time in my life (long story), and since then, it’s been very close to my heart. Over the past few years, I haven’t gone as much. But last night. Last night. I feel completely restored. Does anyone have one of those hobbies where you can just get lost for hours, and you don’t think about anything but happiness while experiencing it? Salsa dancing is that for me and I can’t wait to go again. Anyone want to join me??

So in the spirit of latin culture (ok, this might be a stretch), I thought I would post my latest recipe for Cauliflower Tacos. =) I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at the versatility of cauliflower. So far, I’ve made Mashed Cauliflower, Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry Bowl, Curry Cauliflower Soup, Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Sauce, and if that wasn’t enough, now I’ve added them in tacos. I mean, what can’t cauliflower do?

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So let’s get started. To begin, turn on some salsa music in your kitchen. =) Then, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. To a medium bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, add the almond milk and flour. Stir with a fork to combine. Dip the cauliflower (one handful at a time) in the almond milk/flour mixture until coated. Then transfer to breadcrumb mix and coat cauliflower with breadcrumbs. Transfer to the baking sheet.

Repeat until all cauliflower is coated and on the baking sheet. Then bake the cauliflower for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees, or crispy and browned.

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While the cauliflower is baking, prepare your toppings and make the avocado sauce by combining all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor and processing until combined and smooth.

Then, get the cauliflower tacos ready. On an ungreased skillet over medium high heat, place each tortilla for 1 minute on each side to warm. To each tortilla, add a layer of cauliflower, and desired toppings. Top with avocado sauce and salsa.

This recipe makes 8 tacos. Serve immediately. *Cauliflower will not be crispy the next day so it’s best to eat immediately.

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Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos w/ Avocado-Lime Sauce (Vegan)

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos w/ Avocado Lime Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan

Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado-Lime Sauce- a delicious veggie version of the classic taco, filled with crunchy cauliflower and crisp veggies, and topped with an addictive lime-avocado sauce.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Vegan

Ingredients

Tacos:

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup panic breadcrumbs, gluten free if desired
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour

Avocado-Lime Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 large lime)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 large avocado, pit removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Toppings:

  • red cabbage
  • shredded carrots
  • radishes, optional
  • salsa
  • 7-8 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, add almond milk and flour. Stir with a fork to combine. Dip the cauliflower (one handful at a time) in the almond milk/flour mixture until coated. Then transfer to breadcrumb mix and coat cauliflower with breadcrumbs. Transfer cauliflower to the baking sheet. Repeat until all cauliflower is coated and on baking sheet. Bake cauliflower for 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees, or crispy and browned.
  3. While cauliflower is baking, prepare toppings and make avocado sauce. To make sauce, combine all sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until combined and smooth.
  4. On an ungreased skillet over medium high heat, place each tortilla for 1 minute on each side to warm. Add a layer of crispy cauliflower, and desired toppings. Top with avocado sauce and salsa. Makes 8 tacos. Serve immediately. Cauliflower will not stay crispy the next day so consume immediately.

Nutrition information includes tacos, tortillas and sauce. It doesn’t include any toppings (carrots, radishes, etc.), as those can vary. 

Cauliflower_Tacos_Nutrition

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Great recipe..the cilantro-lime dressing rocks!

    Reply
    • Thanks Lenore! =)

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