When I opened Julia Turshen’s new cookbook Simply Julia, I ended up with a photo of these roasted cauliflower tacos. My first thought? “I want to eat that.”
Having tried them, I think it’s safe to say that you also want to eat these cauliflower tacos. They’re packed with roasted cauliflower with nuts, aromatic spices and a zingy avocado sauce, and they’re also super easy to prepare. Fry the vegetables, fry the sauce, stuff everything in tortillas, and voila! Dinner is served.
If you are looking for more recipes that combine a simple preparation with a great taste, I recommend that you consult Simply Julia. Recipe after recipe will grab your attention-all bagel handmade pies, creamy roasted tomatoes & orzo soup, white pizza – style kale-and you’ll find that each is easy to prepare. They are not all vegetarians, but do not worry! If you have a diet restriction, Julia watches over you. The book is filled with vegan, gluten-free and low-carb options.
But even better than new recipe ideas, simply Julia will give you a new friend in the kitchen. Julia’s honest and cheerful writing makes you feel like cooking together, with her encouraging you all the time. Cauliflower tacos, here we are.
Cauliflower taco recipe, ingredients.
Like many recipes from Simply Julia, these cauliflower tacos require only a few ingredients:
- Cauliflower, of course! We fry it until it is nutty and golden brown.
- Red cabbage-it roasts with cauliflower, becomes tender and golden in the oven.
- Cumin, coriander, olive oil and salt – they fill the roasted vegetables with aromatic taste.
- Avocado sauce – this rich and spicy sauce is super easy to prepare! You only need avocado, coriander, lime juice and a little mayonnaise.
- Tortillas-Make your own if they are for you, or use your favorite store bought corn tortillas.
- And all the fixtures you like! I garnished my cauliflower tacos with sliced avocado slices, radishes, coriander and serranos. Diced onions, pickled jalapeños or even a dash of hot sauce would also be perfect.
How to make cauliflower tacos
Did I mention that this cauliflower taco recipe is easy to make? How it works:
First, fry the vegetables. Julia roasts cauliflower florets and cabbage together on a baking sheet. I modified the recipe and put it on separate baking sheets, putting the cabbage in the oven halfway to the cooking time of the cauliflower. Either way works! Whether you use one or two baking trays, mix the vegetables with spices, olive oil and salt before putting them in the oven.
While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the sauce. You can mix it in a food processor or crush it by hand. It will be larger if you crush it yourself, but it will still be delicious.
Finally, collect and eat! Fill the tortillas with a scoop of avocado sauce, fried vegetables and any fixings you like.
Cauliflower Tacos Service Suggestions
These cauliflower tacos would be perfect for all kinds of occasions:
- On a busy weekday. Enjoy the tacos as a meal on your own. So easy!
- A fun Taco Tuesday. Serve them with fries, salsa and margaritas for drinking.
- An epic taco night. Prepare black beans, fried beans or pinto beans, coriander-lime rice and/or a Mexican street corn salad to serve on the side. Prepare bowls with fillings and let everyone build their own tacos.