These vegan, gluten-free Cauliflower Tacos really are the bomb! Crispy with a special spice coating, ah man! Cauliflower really has become my favourite vegetable. Actually it was not really common for me to use cauliflower as a main ingredient in my recipes. These tacos really take cauliflower to another level.
I recently went to a hummus restaurant that served whole roasted cauliflower heads with big ass knives stabbed through the centre and dammit I wanted to copy them! Well although I didn’t stick a big axe through the middle of mine or keep it whole, I realised there was a whole lot more that could be done with this cruciferous vegetable to make it exciting. Quite the contrary to what I used to think of cauliflower back in the day (and by back in the day I mean literally like a couple of years ago!).
The tacos, I actually made using sweet potato and polenta and they were so surprisingly soft and fluffy. Sadly, I’ve not written up a recipe yet for these, but I promise I will at some point.
Questions about Cauliflower Tacos
How to make Cauliflower Tacos? To make Cauliflower Tacos, you will need to combine tapioca starch with garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, cumin, ground cloves, white pepper and salt. Brush cauliflower florets with flax eggs then coat in the spiced flour mix. Spray or brush with a little oil and roast in the oven for 35 minutes until golden brown. Add into tacos or tortilla wraps along with salad, pickles, guacamole and sour cream.
Can cauliflower cause bloating? Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family and like many of its brothers and sisters, it has a tendency to produce flatulence and bloating. This does not occur with everyone, but if you are particularly sensitive to a range of foods (not allergic) then there is a possibility. A carbohydrate known as raffinose is present in cauliflower and humans are not fortunate enough to exhibit the enzyme that breaks it down. This ends up in the intestine undigested, where bacteria break it down via fermention. This process produces gas which is what leads to bloating and flatulence.
Cauliflower Tacos Substitutions
If you prefer to have a more plain tasting taco, you can omit the spices and just add onion and garlic powder instead to the tapioca starch along with salt.
Flax egg can be replaced with chia seeds or other egg replacement in this recipe.
These Cauliflower Tacos are…
Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
Ingredients for Cauliflower Tacos:
- 100g tapioca starch
- 2 heads cauliflower cut into florets
- 2 eggs (using egg replacer/flax seed) made up with water
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cloves
- 1 tsp white pepper
- Oil to roast
- Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 200℃.
- For the cauliflower, combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl, except cauliflower.
- Coat the florets in the egg before merging into the flour and spice blend, covering generously and evenly with the powder.
- Place on a greased baking tray, brush with oil and bake for 35 minutes, turning halfway to brown and crisp up evenly.
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Big Thanks to…
A Couple Cooks for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their version here.