Crispy Chickpea Cauliflower Tacos: Spicy roasted cauliflower and chickpeas make the most delicious, low-fat vegan taco filling ever! {low carb, gluten free} @wellplated
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Cauliflower Tacos

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Cauliflower Tacos: Easy and delicious! Tex-Mex style roasted cauliflower and crispy chickpeas stuffed inside a flour tortilla. Simple, filling, and healthy!


  • 1 medium head cauliflower — about 6 inches in diameter, chopped into florets
  • 1 can reduced-sodium chickpeas — (15 ounces), rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 small red onion — diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boats
  • Toppings: Thinly sliced red cabbage — lime wedges, sliced jalapeños, avocado, plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet (or line with a silicone baking mat) and set aside.
  2. Place the cauliflower, chickpeas, and red onion in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with the chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Toss to evenly coat, then spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring twice, until the chickpeas are crispy and the cauliflower is just tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. To serve, fill the taco boats with the warm cauliflower and chickpea mixture. Sprinkle on any desired toppings. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • The filling tastes best the day the tacos are made but can be reheated the next day, either in the microwave or in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Cauliflower Tacos, Vegetarian Mexican Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (0.25 of filling with one tortilla boat (no toppings)) — Calories: 230, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 573mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 10g

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