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Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
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Cauliflower Tacos Recipe With Smoky Garlic Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos Recipe with Smoky Garlic Sauce will impress your family at your next taco night. They please the pallet with a punch of smoky garlic. Ready in about 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Bailey



  • 5 cups cauliflower About 1 medium size head. chopped
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt *more to taste if needed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro (for topping)
  • 1 chopped avocado (for topping)
  • small flour or corn tortillas

Smoky Garlic Sauce

  • ¾ cup tahini (well stirred)
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tbs liquid smoke *more to taste if needed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp honey *
  • ¼ cup water (keep on the side do not use it all at once!) *This is to thin the sauce!


For the cauliflower 

  • Set oven to 400º degrees. Chop cauliflower into equal bite sized pieces, add to a large bowl. Pour seasonings over it and toss well. Add oil and toss again well.
  • Lay cauliflower flat on a sheet pan. I like to heat the pan in the oven first for 10 min on 400 before placing cauliflower on it. Bake seasoned cauliflocaul for 30 minutes or until it is browned and soft enough to pierce with a fork.
    * Pro-tip Put the sheet pan in while the oven is preheating. Placing the cauliflower on a hot pan helps to blacken it.

Smoky Garlic Sauce 

  • Combine all the ingredients except water to a bowl or high speed blender. Pulse/whisk. Then add water in slowly to thin the mixture out so it's spreadable like sauce. You may need less or more than the recipe calls for since tahini can vary in consistency. add little amounts, stir/pulse then add more if needed. 
    Tahini mixture will take a little while to accept the water and thin but it will eventually, be patient here!
  • Once you have the mixture to your desired thickness, build tacos and drizzle sauce over tacos. Top tortillas with mixed greens, cauliflouwer, cilantro and extra lime wedge. Enjoy!


*Use fresh cauliflower. Frozen will work but it won't be as crispy.
*about 1 medium/large  sized head of cauliflower.
*maple syrup works as well if making this vegan.
*Water - you may need to adjust sauce to amount of cauliflower.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg