I’m obsessed with these easy and relatively quick roasted cauliflower tacos. They are just about fool proof and a definite crowd pleaser too!

If you don’t like one of the spices listed here or don’t have it in your kitchen, simply omit. However I do highly recommend the smoked paprika! Regular will work just fine too, but do yourself a favor and grab a jar of this goodness either way because it’s been a total kitchen game changer for me.

These tacos pack bold flavor, healthy crunch, a little zesty zing, plus a drizzle of Cilantro Lime Crema adds a delightfully cool and refreshing creaminess. If you don’t like cilantro, try this Creamy Chili Lime Dressing or you can always sub in avocado or guacamole. So many ways to tango with this one! Did I mention it all comes together in about 30 minutes too?

Winner, Winner Cauliflower Taco Dinner!


5 from 8 votes

Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Tacos


For the Cauliflower:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil optional

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper optional
  • sea salt

For the Tacos

  • tortillas warmed
  • pico de gallo
  • cilantro or lettuce
  • red cabbage
  • sliced avocado or guacamole
  • fresh lime
  • Cilantro Lime Crema


  1. Preheat oven to 450 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. While the oven is heating, stir together the spice mix in a small bowl and chop cauliflower in bite sized florets. Then put them into a large bowl and lightly coat with avocado oil (or veggie stock if oil free).

  3. Spinkle the spice mix overtop the cauliflower and gently toss again to coat each floret evenly with the spices.

  4. Spread the spiced cauliflower onto the lined baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.

  5. While the cauliflower is cooking, prepare all of your desired taco fillings and dressing.

  6. Once cauliflower is done simply the fill your warmed tortilla, add a squeeze of fresh lime and then drizzle  Cilantro Lime Crema overtop!

Recipe Notes

*Since cauliflowers vary in size, feel free to adjust seasoning if need be

*A great little hack I learned from my friend Jillian is to warm your tortillas directly on the burner grate if you have a gas range. I love this because I'm lazy and it eliminates cleaning a pan, plus it's a lot more fun in my opinion!