Seared Cauliflower Tacos

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Rated 5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
Seared Cauliflower Tacos
Seared Cauliflower Tacos


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (2 pound) head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans, warmed
  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 small avocados, sliced


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook cauliflower and garlic in oil until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes; add onion and cook until onions caramelize, about 15 minutes.
  2. Season cauliflower mixture with paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt; add lime juice and cook until aromatic, about 2 minutes more.
  3. Spread refried beans onto each tortilla; top with cabbage, cilantro, and avocado. Divide the cauliflower mixture among tortillas to serve.
Mealthy tip:

While the cabbage brings a nice texture to these tacos, romaine lettuce also works well in this recipe. This recipe is a vegan twist on Taco Tuesday!


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Katie Hason says:

Delicious tacos for meatless Mondays or Taco Tuesdays! I also haven't had refried beans in forever, but they made a comeback with these tacos. This is definitely a new favorite!

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Sam Dalton says:

I don't eat many vegan meals but this is one that I love. The paprika and cayenne seasonings tasted great on the cauliflower. These are perfect for Taco night. I can't wait to make them again. Delicious!

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Geoff Villeneuve says:

Ok! What a quick meal, can't believe it's only 1 pan!

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Kecia Jerome says:

This was really good, I put a lid on the cauliflower for a few minutes to soften it a bit more, but the flavor was really good! I am on of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap so I left that out. I also used homemade refried beans instead of canned. I will be making this again.

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Rachel Douglas says:

Just when I thought I was over cauliflower, I try this recipe and it changes my life! Instead of cayenne pepper I used a Cajun spice seasoning mixture and it was so delicious. The cabbage was perfect, and I added guacamole (the taqueria guacamole recipe on this website). Perfect for Taco Tuesday.

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Sheila Long says:

Made this recipe with black refried beans. Super yummy! Perfect for meatless Monday or taco Tuesday!

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Pam Delgado says:

Made this tonight! !I roasted the cauliflower on 425 for 30 minutes Approx. 5lbs (2 heads) seasoned as suggested. It was sooo good!! Made the tacos with a bit of beans, cauliflower, avocado, squeeze of lime and dash of salt . Fed my family of 5 young and old alike and had plenty leftover for my husbands and fathers lunch tomorrow!! Great recipe!! I will make this again 😊👌🏼