Cauliflower tacos with chickpeas are smoky and packed full of flavor. These easy gluten free vegan tacos are going to be your new favorite dinner recipe in no time!
Tacos, tacos, tacos! Who wants tacos? That’s a stupid question, because everyone wants tacos! Am I right? Yes, I am. I eat tacos a minimum of two times per week and I never ever get sick of them. Want to know why? I hardly ever make the same taco twice because I look at tacos as a blank canvas for any flavor combination you desire.
I like to make a big batch of gluten free tortillas on Sunday and then use them for tacos all week long. These roasted cauliflower tacos were born when I had a whole head of cauliflower and no specific plans for it. I tossed the florets with smoked paprika, cumin and garlic powder and decided they would make a lovely taco. And they did. These easy roasted cauliflower tacos with chickpeas can be made in about 30 minutes for an easy weeknight meal.
How to Make Cauliflower Tacos with Chickpeas
To begin, preheat the oven to 425F (220C) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Next, chop a head of cauliflower into bite sized florets, but don’t throw away that cauliflower core! You can chop the core into pieces slightly smaller than the florets and roast them all together.
In a bowl large enough to hold the cauliflower, mix together smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt and aquafaba or oil. Stir together to make a paste and then toss the cauliflower in it until well coated.
Put the cauliflower mixture on the prepared sheet pan and roast for 25-30 minutes tossing once halfway through. The cauliflower should be softened and slightly crispy around the edges when done. Add the chickpeas during the last 5 minutes of cooking to warm through.
While the cauliflower is roasting prepare the garlic-lime crema. Add the yogurt, lime and remaining garlic powder to a small bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt to taste. Set aside.
When the cauliflower is done roasting, top tortillas with the roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, cabbage and crema. Garnish with cilantro and avocado if desired.
For an extra speedy meal, chop the cauliflower ahead of time so its ready to roast any time. You can also roast the cauliflower up to two days ahead of time and store in the fridge. Reheat in oven with the chickpeas at 350F (180C) for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through. Enjoy!