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Crispy Cauliflower Tacos (vegan)
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Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

These crispy cauliflower tacos are a fantastic meat-free alternative for taco Tuesday!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: breadcrumbs, cauliflower, chickpea flour, coriander, cumin, garlic powder, gram flour, onion powder, oregano, paprika, salt
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 873.45kcal


For the crispy cauliflower pieces

To serve (suggestion)

  • 16 small tortillas flour or corn
  • 4 tbsp vegan chipotle mayonnaise
  • 0.5 lettuce shredded
  • 0.5 small red cabbage shredded
  • 1 red pepper cut julienne
  • 1 avocado cut into slices
  • pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander


To make the crispy cauliflower

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C / 356F / gas mark 4.
  • Remove all of the leaves from the cauliflower and cut the florets from the stem.
  • Break the florets into small bite size pieces and chop the stem into pieces roughly the same size.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, spices and the water until you have a smooth but thick batter. (Add a little extra water if your chickpea flour is particularly thirsty.)
  • In a second bowl place your breadcrumbs and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Before you begin coating your cauliflower in the batter and breadcrumbs make sure you have your baking tray next to you.
  • Carefully dip each piece of cauliflower into the batter and let any excess drip off. Immediately place the battered cauliflower into the breadcrumbs. Roll it around the ensure it is well coated and then place on to the baking tray.
  • Repeat until all of the cauliflower has been coated in this way.
  • Place the baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender with a crispy coating.
  • Serve with your favourite accompaniments in soft tortillas or taco shells.


Calories: 873.45kcal | Carbohydrates: 128.53g | Protein: 25.77g | Fat: 29.09g | Saturated Fat: 4.89g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 1351.96mg | Potassium: 1375.86mg | Fiber: 15.74g | Sugar: 17.52g | Vitamin A: 1966.75IU | Vitamin C: 154.14mg | Calcium: 310.79mg | Iron: 9.28mg