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Rethink Taco Tuesday Beer & Lime Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

One can never get enough of Tacos! But with this plant-based recipe your Taco Tuesdays get a makeover. Get ready...Get cookin'

Ingredients for the Filling-

  • Small florets from 1 head Cauliflower- will make about 6-8 tacos

  • Chickpeas- 1 can drained and rinsed or 1.5 cups cooked

  • Yellow Onion -1 small diced

  • Lime- 1 juiced

  • Olive oil – 1tbsp

  • Cilantro- chopped (for topping)

  • Avocado-optional

  • Jalapeno- sliced optional

Spice Mix

Mix the below spices in a small bowl

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 2 tsp of smoked Paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin powder

  • ½ tsp Garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

Ingredients for the Broth-

Mix the following ingredients in a sauce pan:

  • 3/4th cup Beer + 1/4th cup veg broth or water- (You can use use 1 cup of veg broth instead of beer)

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1.5 tsp soy sauce

  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced

  • 1.5 Tbsp of chipotle chile in adobo sauce or your favorite smoky hot sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

2. Warm up the broth on a stove top and add cauliflower florets and simmer for about 5 mins so the flavor of the broth is soaked by the cauliflower.

3. Drain the cauliflower and you can save the broth for another dish

4. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cauliflower, diced yellow onions and chickpeas with the spice mix and oil.

5. Spread on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for about 20-25 mins or till the cauliflower is slightly browned.

6. While you are waiting for the cauliflower, prepare the slaw and the dressing using the below recipes.

Lime Cilantro Slaw

  • Carrot -1 shredded

  • Red and Green Cabbage- 2 cups shredded or sliced

  • Cilantro – 1/4th cup chopped

  • Lime juice- 2 tbsp

  • Rice Vinegar-1 tbsp

  • Cumin -1/2 tsp

  • Olive Oil- 1tsp

  • Salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients together

Dressing- Cashew-Cilantro Lime Crema

  • Cashews- ½ cup

  • Water- ½ cup

  • Jalapeno- 3-4 slices

  • Cilantro- 1 cup leaves and tender stems

  • Garlic- 1 clove

  • Lime juice- 1-2 tbsp

  • Ground cumin – 1 tsp

  • Salt- 1 tsp or to taste


· Add all the ingredients to a high-speed processor jar and blend till smooth.

To assemble the Tacos : Warm up the tortillas on a stove top or grill. Pile the roasted cauliflower-chickpea, slaw, jalapeño, avocado slices, drizzle the cashew cilantro lime crema and Enjoy!

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