Mexican food with Vegan Tacos

Vegan Tacos

This is a vegan taco recipe that is full of flavour thanks to delicious roasted cauliflower!

Cauliflower has become a hero vegetable in the last few years, whether it’s used to make pizza crust, fishless ceviche or a carb-less version of rice, etc. We think it’s agreed that actually cauliflower is a pretty tasty vegetable and it makes a delicious filling. No more bland and mushy boiled cauliflower! Roasted cauliflower tastes amazing even just prepared simply by adding a drizzle of olive oil and salt.

For this recipe, we rub our cauliflower with a full-flavoured paste made with white tahini, our bestselling Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, Gran Luchito Garlic and Guajilo Fajita & Taco Mix, garlic cloves and lemon juice. It’s then all whizzed up into one mixture that we add to the cauliflower before roasting.

To serve with your tacos we recommend adding a spoonful of warm smoky Gran Luchito Refried Beans into your Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps. This not only makes your tacos taste amazing but also provides the perfect base for holding the cauliflower bits in place.

Finally, add a bit of quick Homemade Guacamole on top, Gran Luchito Tomatillo Salsa and vegan creme fraiche to balance the heat, then there’s nothing else to do but enjoy them!

We think these Roasted Cauliflower Tacos are great paired with Vegan Nachos. Be sure to check out our Vegan Mexican Recipes for more inspiration, as well as our blog What Are Refried Beans.

  • Prep time

    20 mins

  • Cook time

    25 mins

  • Total time

    45 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 154 fat 11g saturates 3.6g carbs 10.3g sugars 2.0g fibre 1.5g protein 4.1g salt 0.6g

How to make it

  1. Add into a food processor the tahini paste, Chipotle Paste, Garlic and Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix, garlic cloves, lemon, black peppercorns and salt. Whizz it all up until the ingredients are mixed into a thick paste and then set aside.
  2. Remove the outer leaves of your cauliflower and cut them into small florets (bite size), place them in a large bowl and add the chipotle tahini mixture. With your hands rub all the florets with the paste.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (360˚F). Arrange cauliflower on a lined baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle a pinch of salt, and bake for 25 minutes until the edges develop a light char.
  4. In the meantime prepare a quick guacamole, add the flesh of your avocados into bowl, the lime juice,and  extra virgin olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper, mash your avocado roughly with a fork, taste and reserve.
  5. In a small pan add your Refried Beans and heat them. At the same time warm up the Soft Taco Wraps over a hot pan. You can keep them warm by wrapping them in a tea towel.
  6. Put your tacos together by first adding a smear of refried beans into your warm soft tacos, then add a generous amount of roasted Cauliflower on top, add a bit of guacamole, a spoonful of creme fraiche and perhaps a spoonful of Tomatillo Salsa too!

What to Serve with Vegan Tacos

Homemade Guacamole

Serve with a portion of this homemade guacamole recipe.

Mexican Rice

Alongside some Mexican Rice.


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Ed Kemsley
Ed Kemsley
3 years ago
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We are not vegetarians but we tried this dish and it is great! We have made it again and again. This also works well with cauliflower and aubergine mix. If you don’t have tahini, try using smooth peanut butter.

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
3 years ago
Reply to  Ed Kemsley

That’s an excellent tip! Thanks Ed. So glad you love making this recipe. Next time, upload a photo for us to see 😀

2 months ago
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I don’t see what temperature to set the oven while baking the cauliflower for 25 minutes. Am I just overlooking it? My rating was mandated, but I haven’t tried this recipe yet.

Leletu Baba
Leletu Baba(@leletu)
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Hi Mark, Thank you for bringing this to our attention! The correct temperature to set the oven is 180˚C (360˚F). We hope you enjoy making and trying the recipe. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to ask. Happy cooking!

Best Wishes,

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