Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos is a vegetarian recipe for Taco Tuesday that’s easy to make, flavorful and nutritious. Oven roasted cauliflower combines with sauteed mushrooms creating a meaty flavorful vegetarian taco filling! Ideal for Taco Tuesday or Meatless Monday, these Cauliflower Tacos are a meatless alternative to traditional ground beef tacos and will quickly become a family favorite recipe.
Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
Taco Tuesday just keeps showing up week after week and sometimes you need to keep things spicy and change up your tacos! Make them meatless with our cauliflower taco meat and I guarantee you’ll never miss the meat when you make Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos.
Baby bella mushrooms team up with oven roasted cauliflower rice as a fabulous flavorful substitute for a ground beef taco filling. Baby bella mushrooms not only add a meaty flavor, they are also low in calories, are a low fat source of dietary fiber and provide B vitamins and potassium. Add in seasonings and tomato paste and you’ll be craving these vegetarian tacos on Meatless Monday and again on Taco Tuesday!
When cauliflower slow roasts to delicious goodness and then combines with mushrooms giving a meaty flavor to this meatless taco filling, I would say that your Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more delicious this week. Looks like you just got a new vegetarian taco recipe to add into your Taco Tuesday, or Meatless Monday, recipe rotation! Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos provide a punch of nutrition too!
Are you doing Whole30 this month? By simply substituting lettuce leaves for the tortillas you will have yourself a new Whole30 recipe! Make Oven Roasted Cauliflower Taco Lettuce Wraps and keep to your Whole30 program.
What are the benefits of eating cauliflower?
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
- has anti-inflammatory properties
- is anti-oxidant rich
- supports healthy digestion
- is low in calories
- helps with detoxification
So many great reasons to increase your cauliflower intake!
Can you roast cauliflower in advance?
It is best to roast cauliflower right before you are ready to serve it and not in advance.
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- cauliflower rice
- olive oil
- baby bella mushrooms
- Taco seasoning
- tomato paste
- kosher salt
- soft flour tortillas
- lime wedges
Decorations for a taco party
Taco time is a good time for a taco party! Tacos are the best party food and always put me in a fiesta state of mind!
If you decide to actually go all out and have a taco party, you definitely must start with hanging this Taco About A Party Banner (this makes me crack up every time!).
Then add a colorful Serepe Plastic Tablecloth, or this set of hand woven serape table runners in fextive colors (or both!) and these adorable Fiesta Paper Striped Party Straws with Tacos, Sombreros and more on them.
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Make a Brown Rice Taco Bowl , with seasoned beef and salsa, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, cheddar cheese and red onion over good-for-you brown rice. All the flavors of a taco in a bowl for your next Taco Tuesday!
Change up Taco Tuesday with Taco Stuffed Potatoes, a twist on the traditional taco. Tender fluffy potatoes are topped with a saucy beef mixture, your favorite taco toppings and a surprise crunch of corn chips! Ready in just 25 minutes, Taco Tuesday just got a facelift!
Now here’s a full size pizza with a cauliflower crust that you purchase in the frozen section of your grocery store. Taco Pizza With Cauliflower Crust puts a delicious twist on Taco Tuesday! Our pizza has all the fillings of a taco on a healthy plant-based cauliflower crust for a fun taco dinner that will quickly become a family favorite.
Or just let your imagination run wild and combine your favorite foods, tacos and buffalo chicken, and make Buffalo Chicken Tacos! Fill a taco with saucy spicy buffalo chicken topped with celery, carrots, tomatoes and creamy Roquefort blue cheese.
What to make it you’re eating vegan and it’s Taco Tuesday? Vegan Chickpea Tacos With Peach Salsa is an easy vegan recipe that’s packed with the protein of chickpeas and topped with a lime-scented fresh peach salsa! Now you can eat a plant based diet and have your tacos too!
Oven Roasted Cauliflower Tacos is a vegetarian recipe for Taco Tuesday that's easy to make, flavorful and nutritious. Cauliflower and mushrooms combine to create a meaty flavorful taco filling without the meat! Cauliflower Tacos are a meatless alternative to traditional beef tacos and will quickly become a family favorite recipe
- 3 cups packed cauliflower rice, about 12 ounces
- 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
- 1 pkg. (10 ounces) baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped, 3 cups
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 Tbs. Taco seasoning
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 12 soft flour tortillas, warmed (See recipe notes for Whole30 alternative)
- 4 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 recipe fresh tomato salsa or your favorite store bought salsa
- lime wedges, serving suggestion
Preheat oven to 425F. Toss cauliflower rice and 2 Tbs. olive oil until evenly coated. Arrange in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Roast 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chopped mushrooms, onion and taco seasoning until mushrooms have released their liquid and it is cooked off and mixture is tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in roasted cauliflower, water and tomato paste and cook until heated through.
Serve on tortillas with lettuce and salsa.
Makes 3 cups taco filling/6 servings.
Make It Whole30: Prepare recipe as directed above replacing tortillas with lettuce leaves as wraps. And be sure your ingredients are Whole30 compliant, especially the tomato paste that you use. Use a tomato paste with no added sugar!