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Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

by Jamie

Roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos ready in under 30 minutes! Smokey, tangy, spicy chipotle flavored cauliflower taco meat roasted to golden brown perfection!

roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with lime, radish, jalapenos in corn tortillas

These roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos are so full of flavor and so easy to make! They’re smokey and spicy from the chipotle powder and ancho chile powder with a bit of zest from the lime juice. A perfect meal for when you want a lighter version of tacos.

roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with lime, radish, jalapenos in corn tortillas

I love tacos because of how versatile they are. They lend themselves to pretty much any type of flavor and filling. Making chipotle cauliflower taco meat is pretty much the easiest thing ever. Cauliflower is pretty neutral so it takes on any flavor it’s cooked with. The flavors here are smokey and spicy from the chipotle powder and a bit earthy from the ancho chile powder. It’s an amazing flavor combination with a good squeeze of lime juice.

What to serve with Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos:

What exactly is chipotle?

Chipotle is made from aged red jalapenos peppers that are dried and then smoked for several days. They taste smokey, earthy, and spicy. A really delicious way to add heat and flavor to any Mexican dish.

roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with lime, radish, jalapenos in corn tortillas

Simply toss the cauliflower pieces with oil and chipotle powder & other seasonings and roast them in the oven until they become golden brown. Top your roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with crunchy radish slices, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno for more heat. Leave out the cotija cheese if you want to keep these vegan.

roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with lime, radish, jalapenos in corn tortillas

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Want more cauliflower recipes? Check out this Creamy Cauliflower Soup from Down Home Delish or this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad from It’s Not Complicated Recipes.


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roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos with lime, radish, jalapenos in corn tortillas

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos ready in under 30 minutes! Smokey, tangy, spicy chipotle flavored cauliflower taco meat roasted to golden brown perfection!
5 from 13 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 365kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 - 6 corn tortillas

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower:

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite size pieces, roughly 2.5 cups
  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle powder use less to make it less spicy
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Taco Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • optional 1/4 cup of cotija cheese (feta can be substituted)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the cauliflower pieces with the oil, chipotle powder, ancho chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt & pepper. Toss together until the cauliflower pieces are evenly coated.
  • Put the cauliflower on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through. The cauliflower pieces should be golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, heat your corn tortillas in a lightly greased pan over medium high heat.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the cauliflower pieces once it's out of the oven and assemble your tacos. Top with thinly sliced red onion, cilantro, radishes, jalapeno, and cotija cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2065IU | Vitamin C: 158mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3mg
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24 comments

Karly June 2, 2019 - 3:29 pm

5 stars
Oh yeah! These look good!

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Jamie
Jamie June 2, 2019 - 6:06 pm

Thank you Karly! I hope you love it!

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Sara May 30, 2019 - 6:15 pm

5 stars
What a tasty way to eat more cauliflower. I would have never thought about tacos.

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Lyndsay May 30, 2019 - 6:30 pm

5 stars
I wouldn’t have guessed that cauliflower could be such an awesome replacement for taco meat. I was pleasantly surprised at how satisfying they were! We’ve gonna make them again this week.

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Jamie
Jamie May 30, 2019 - 7:47 pm

Thank you Lyndsay! Isn’t cauliflower amazing that way? You can put them in tacos or even make pizza crust with them. I’m still amazed by how good they taste. I’m so glad you loved them! <3

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Jamie
Jamie May 30, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Thank you Sara! Isn’t it amazing how you can put practically anything in tacos?! 🙂

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Sharon May 30, 2019 - 5:24 pm

5 stars
These chipotle cauliflower tacos look so yummy! Perfect for meatless Monday OR Taco Tuesday.

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Jamie
Jamie May 30, 2019 - 7:45 pm

Thank you Sharon! Yes that’s a great idea to have for meatless Monday or taco Tuesday! 😀

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Suzy May 30, 2019 - 3:00 pm

5 stars
Such a delicious meatless option!

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Jamie
Jamie May 31, 2019 - 4:53 pm

Thank you so much Suzy! I hope you enjoy this!

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Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes May 29, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Oh Jamie, these sound SO delicious! I love the idea! I can’t wait to try 🙂 Thanks for including my salad recipe too!! Cauliflower is the best! 😀

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Jamie
Jamie May 30, 2019 - 7:44 pm

Thank you Alexandra! I hope you love it! I love cauliflower too so am always looking for good recipes! 😀

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Chichi May 29, 2019 - 8:52 am

Your pictures are so pretty. I love this recipe idea so much. Easy and healthy. Yum

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Jamie
Jamie May 30, 2019 - 7:43 pm

Thank you so much Chichi! That’s what I love most is how healthy and easy they are! 🙂

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Mikayla May 29, 2019 - 8:02 am

5 stars
What a delicious way to make a lighter, healthier taco. Love the spices you chose, and how colorful and vibrant these are!

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Jamie
Jamie May 29, 2019 - 8:44 am

Thank you Mikayla! Yes the spices really made this recipe. I hope you love it!

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Colleen May 29, 2019 - 7:57 am

These tacos look amazing. We love chipotle everything, so this is going on the menu for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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Jamie
Jamie May 29, 2019 - 8:43 am

Thank you Colleen! I love chipotle everything too! I hope you love it!

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Denise May 29, 2019 - 7:49 am

I love everything about this! It looks incredibly delicious and satisfying! I love the flavors you used!

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Jamie
Jamie May 29, 2019 - 8:43 am

Thank you Denise! Yes the flavors were so delicious! I hope you try this!

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Sharon Chen May 29, 2019 - 7:37 am

I recently cooked a cauliflower recipe, too! I love them and they’re very easy to cook. Your tacos recipe looks very delicious!

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Jamie
Jamie May 29, 2019 - 8:43 am

Thank you so much Sharon! Glad to know there are more cauliflower fans out there! 🙂

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Courtney | Love & Good Stuff May 29, 2019 - 6:56 am

5 stars
These tacos were flavourful and delicious! Our whole family loved them!

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Jamie
Jamie May 29, 2019 - 8:42 am

Thank you for the kind words Courtney! So glad your whole family loved them! 😀

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