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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

May 18th, 2017

I’m a firm believer that it’s always a good time for tacos. Period. Backyard barbecue? check. Rainy night in? check. Breakfast? triple check. Lately we’ve been in major clean eating mode around here, but don’t think for a second that we’ve let that get in the way of our weekly taco addiction habit. These roasted cauliflower tacos have become weeknight faves at our house, and they just so happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and packed with all kinds of good-for-you ingredients. (Not that you’d notice as you devour another one.)

*photos by Ashleigh Amoroso

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Pesto - a healthy, delicious (vegetarian!) way to satisfy those taco cravings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 small or 1 large avocado, sliced
  • cilantro pesto (recipe below)
  • optional garnishes: pickled red onion, cilantro, lime wedges, sliced jalapeno or fresno peppers

for the cilantro pesto:

  • 2 cups cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, then toss with olive oil, salt, cumin, coriander, and garlic powder (if using.) Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and roast at 400 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and caramelizing on the edges.
  2. Meanwhile, make the cilantro pesto by adding all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blending until well-combined. I like to leave it a tiny bit chunky so you can see the flecks of the herbs.
  3. Warm corn tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat, or directly over the burner on the stove to slightly char. In each tortilla, place a scoop of roasted cauliflower, then top with avocado slices, garnishes, and a drizzle of cilantro pesto. Eat!

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3 Comments under :: Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Pesto
  1. bucketloadofjoy says:

    Im with you when it comes to tacos… they fit in everywhere lol. I love the pictures 😉

    Amy | http://www.bucketloadofjoy.com

  2. Kayde says:

    Pinned it! I’ve been wanting to host a potluck style taco bar with friends, and this is a perfect idea for fillings! (And I’m a vegetarian). Thank you 🙂

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