Cauliflower & Black Bean Tacos

Tacos are a staple in my household and this recipe never fails to please. They are spicy, creamy and oh so satisfying. Cauliflower serves as a great taco filler and can be seasoned however you wish! I chose an array of spices that bring some heat and really pack a punch. The red onion and garlic create a savory base and the squeeze of fresh lime juice and cilantro finish with a zing. Sliced avocado adds a cool and creamy component that ties it all together.

What’s Inside:


Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables to work with because it takes on the flavor of whatever you choose to cook it with. For these tacos I choose to season with cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes and bay leaves. Spices are any easy way to personalize and take any meal to the next level. If you are not a fan of heat you could alternatively use some mild chili powder or your favorite taco seasoning.



Cauliflower & Black Bean Tacos

  • Servings: 4-6
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Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten Free


1/3 Cup red onion, diced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Serrano pepper, diced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Head of cauliflower, chopped into small florets
1 Can of black beans, drained
¼ Cup water
2 Bay leaves
½ Tablespoon of paprika
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon of oregano
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ Teaspoon of garlic powder
Corn Tortillas

Choice of Garnishes:
Avocado, sliced
Lime juice
Shaved radishes
Jalapeño, chopped


  1. In a pan over medium-high heat add olive oil and sauté red onion, garlic, and serrano pepper until fragrant
  2. Turn down heat to medium and add the cauliflower and black beans to the pan. Sauté for 10 minutes
  3. Add water, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves to the pan and stir to combine
  4. Let simmer on low until cauliflower is tender, about another 15 minutes
  5. Remove pan from heat and remove the bay leaves
  6. Scoop cauliflower and beans into corn tortillas and serve with a squeeze of lime juice, avocado slices, cilantro, jalapeño and shaved radishes on top
  7. Enjoy!


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