Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!

Kristina Todini, RDN

Ben vuneto, bem vindo, welcome! I’m a dietitian nutritionist with a serious case of wanderlust. When I’m not exploring the world I love to explore in the kitchen with new ingredients and flavors from around the world.

Social




Get the Get Forked Newsletter!

Subscribe to the Get Forked Newsletter and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Recipe Categories




Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!

Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!

There’s just something about chili powder and lime as a flavor marriage. The spicy and smoky flavor of dried chili powder combined with the tangy and tart taste of fresh lime juice is like none other.

Chili lime chicken, chili lime shrimp, chili lime tacos…but chili lime cauliflower tacos? Stay with me here.

To say cauliflower is having a moment would be an understatement. As registered dietitian nutritionist working in the media space, it’s literally my job to stay on top of food trends and right now cauliflower is king.

Cauliflower steaks, cauliflower bakes, cauliflower rice, cauliflower potatoes…the list of creative cauliflower uses is ever growing. A great feat for an otherwise very boring vegetable (sorry, cauliflower, but you’re not the most exciting vegetable on your own).

So when it came to dreaming up my latest take on our weekly Taco Tuesday meal, I knew cauliflower needed to make an appearance.

However, I’ll be the first to admit that a plant-based taco may sound a bit boring if you’re used to eating carnitas or chicken tacos. But this is where chili and lime come in, to lend a flavor punch to an otherwise boring (cauliflower, beans and taco) line up. Throw in some avocado and you have yourself a sustainable Taco Tuesday!

Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!

Print
Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!

Chili Lime Cauliflower Tacos


  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 tacos, depending on taco size

Description

Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!


Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili lime seasoning (I used Trader Joe’s, Tajin is also a popular choice)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (or about 1 cup soaked from dried) black beans
  • 8 small whole grain soft tacos
  • 1 avocado
  • Optional: Your favorite fire roasted salsa, cilantro. If you eat dairy, add cheese and sour cream as desired.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss cauliflower, oil, juice of one lime, chili lime seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large a bowl. Spread cauliflower on a lightly oil baking sheet and roast 15 minutes, then stir and roast another 10 minutes or until cauliflower is browned on all sides.
  2. In the meantime, heat small amount of olive oil in large pan and cook onion and bell pepper until it begins to soften. Add drained black beans, a pinch of chili lime and a squeeze of lemon.
  3. To make tacos: Add onion, bell pepper and black bean mixture to taco with cauliflower and a slice of avocado and topped salsa. Enjoy!

Notes

In place of chili lime seasoning you can also use plain chili powder and fresh lime juice, with a pinch of salt.

Storage and leftovers: Store all taco prepared taco ingredients for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 small tacos
  • Calories: 360

Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!


Love these Chili Lime Cauliflower Tacos?

If you love this vegan take on taco night, try out one of my favorite easy plant-based recipes:

Chili lime Cauliflower Tacos made with roasted cauliflower, chili powder, fresh lime, black beans and avocado. A vegan take on Taco Tuesday!
Kristina Todini

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Minimalist. Sustainable nutrition junkie. Wannabe nomad. Eating the world, one plate at a time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *