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Chickpea cauliflower tacos on a white plate
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Smoky Cauliflower Tacos with Chickpeas

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chickpea taco, roasted cauliflower, vegan taco
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Maggie


  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba* or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped into bite sized florets
  • 1 3/4 cup chickpeas, or one 15-ounce can
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 gluten free tortillas
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, chopped, optional
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl stir together the oil, cumin, paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Add the cauliflower and toss to coat 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.
  • Meanwhile make the crema. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, lime juice and remaining garlic powder. Add salt to taste and set aside.
  • When the cauliflower is done roasting, top tortillas with the roasted cauliflower, chickpeas and cabbage, and drizzle with crema.  Garnish with cilantro and avocado if desired. Enjoy!


*Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from a can of chickpeas.  It can be used in place of oil when roasting veggies to reduce calories and fat in the recipe.  Recipe nutrition facts are calculated using aquafaba.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg