A platter of cauliflower tacos with sauce

Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Cashew Sauce

  • Author: Sapana Chandra
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These cauliflower tacos will take your next taco night to the next level. Made with delicious garlicky roasted cauliflower, fresh greens, delicious red cabbage, and a creamy cashew sauce, these mouthwatering cauliflower tacos are filling, tasty, spicy, and make the perfect lunch or dinner!  



Roasted Cauliflower

  • 4 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 minced garlic clove)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Cabbage Slaw

  • 1/4 head of purple cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • sea salt, to taste

Spicy Cashew Sauce

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 30 mins and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Additional Taco Ingredients

  • 2 cups of greens
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled (optional, skip for vegan-friendly)
  • 1 avocado
  • A pack of tortillas


  1. Preheat over to 450°F.
  2. Prep the cauliflower. Add the florets to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss the florets until their fully coated and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the oven 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
  3. Prepare the cabbage slaw. In a bowl, combine with oil, lemon juice, and salt. Massage gently for a couple of minutes until it’s tender.
  4. Prepare the cashew sauce. In a blender, combine the cashews, water, lime juice, paprika, cayenne, and salt.  Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning, if needed.
  5. Make the tacos. Fill each taco with fresh greens, cabbage slaw, roasted cauliflower, cheese, jalapeno, and cilantro. Drizzle with spicy cashew sauce and serve.

Keywords: tacos, cauliflower tacos, roasted cauliflower tacos