Roasted Cauliflower Tinga Tacos with Chili-Lime Slaw
A weeknight staple, Roasted Cauliflower Tinga Tacos with Chili-Lime Slaw are chipotle spicy, and packed with flavor. They're freezer friendly and done in about 30 minutes! Share with your favorite Mexican inspired sides and don't forget the guacamole! This recipe is vegetarian or vegan and easily gluten free.*These are SPICY tacos! If less spice is desired, reduce the chipotle in adobo sauce or omit it all together.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Cauliflower Tacos, Vegan Tacos
Total Time 30minutes
Servings 146" Tacos (about)
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean
For the Tacos:
1Head of Cauliflower* (see note)chopped into small bite size pieces, about 1 3/4 lb (790g)
Set oven rack to center of the oven and preheat to 425F (218C). Line a sheet pan with silpat or parchment paper.
Toss the cauliflower with 1 1/2 Tbs olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes, tossing and flipping the cauliflower once while roasting. When done, it should still be firm, yet toasty around the edges. Set aside.
While the cauliflower is roasting, heat the remaining 1 Tbs olive oil in a large saute pan until it shimmers. Add the onion and saute on medium low for about 5-8 minutes, or just until softened. Sprinkle in the salt and cumin and add the chipotles + adobo sauce. Stir to coat. Add the tomatoes, salsa and roasted cauliflower. Stir to warm through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and put a lid on it until ready to serve.
For the Chili-Lime Slaw:
In a medium bowl, mix the red and green cabbage, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and sea salt. Set aside or rest in the refrigerator until ready for service.
I like to warm my tortillas on a low open flame on the stove top turning with tongs a few times to lightly char the tortillas. To hold them warm, place the tortillas in foil and into a warmed toaster oven on low heat.
On the tortilla, spoon a good smear of guacamole, sour cream or pepita crema down the center of the tortilla. Spoon the cauliflower mixture evenly over the top, then add the slaw and any condiments you prefer.
Store the leftover cauliflower mixture in the fridge in a lidded container for up to three days or it may be frozen for up to a month.
*Don't throw out that cauliflower core or any of the stem! Chop them into bite size pieces too, to be used in the taco mix. Any cut offs and leaves can be used in smoothies.