tacos de cauliflower & chipotle cream

  • Author: Denise
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (some done during cook time)
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tacos 1x


Tacos made with seasoned cauliflower are topped off with cool, spicy chipotle cream. Pile them with your favorite fixings. Fire up the oven, let’s eat!



  • Cauliflower filler
    • 1 head cauliflower
    • ¼ cup  walnuts
    • ½ cup mushrooms
    • 1 medium onion
    • 12 jalapenos (optional)
    • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
    • 23 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • Taco seasoning
    • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 tsp. oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. paprika
    • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Chipotle cream
    • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk
    • 1/3 cup (70 ml)  chipotle hot sauce (or chipotle chilis in adobo)
    • ¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
    • 3 Tbsp ground chia seeds
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Taco fixing’s
    • 10 corn tortillas
    • Spinach or shredded lettuce
    • Tomatoes
    • Avocado


  1. Preheat your over to  3500 F (1800 C)
  2. In your food processor combine the cauliflower, walnuts, mushrooms, onions, jalapenos, lime juice, tamari and taco seasoning. Process the mixture until the ingredients are broken down.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower mixture onto a baking sheet (line with parchment paper if desired) and place it in the oven.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, toss the ingredients and bake for another 15 minutes or until brown.
  5. While the cauliflower mixture bakes, prepare the chipotle cream by whisking together the coconut milk, hot sauce, lime juice and ground chia seeds (grind the seeds using a spice grinder if needed).
  6. Prepare your taco ‘fixings’
  7. Right before the cauliflower is done, put the tortillas in the oven to warm them up.
  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Prepare the cauliflower mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for later use.
  • Reheat leftover cauliflower (like there will be any), on the stove top or in the microwave.
  • Substitute flax seeds for chia seeds. Grind using your spice grinder. Both will thicken up your chipotle cream.
  • If you are nut free, omit the walnuts and add a few more mushrooms.
  • Category: main courses
  • Method: food processor/bake
  • Cuisine: plant-based

Keywords: tacos de cauliflower and chipotle cream plant-based