Cauliflower Tacos


Tacos are trending and it is time to try tortillas filled with cauliflower steaks.  We recently purchased a Staub cast iron stovetop grill. When placed on a gas stovetop it provides the smoky-grilled flavor without the mess of charcoal or running outside to the grill.  Cauliflower, with a bit of olive oil becomes caramelized with a natural sweet nutty flavor after a few minutes on the “grill.” This vegetable has so much versatility and it is time to try it on the grill for a healthy treat.


1 head of cauliflower, cut into straight 1/2-inch bite-sized planks (so they will rest on the grill). Remove stems and leaves.

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

juice of one lime

3 tablespoons cilantro

3 tablespoons sour cream

6 corn or flour tortillas

1 cup spicy salsa or pico de gallo (homemade or your favorite store- bought)

1 cup pickled cabbage relish (homemade or store bought). You can also

use shredded cabbage or your favorite lettuce.

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Drizzle olive oil on the cauliflower “steaks.” Sprinkle on the cayenne pepper and cumin. Squeeze the lime juice over the steaks. Grill the cauliflower until they are browned on both sides.  Use tongs to turn them over to make sure that the steaks are heated throughout.  About 7-8 minutes.  Keep the heat on the grill to warm the tortillas.


To assemble the tacos, heat the shells on the hot grill for a minute and then begin piling them up with the caramelized cauliflower, slaw, cilantro, slices of avocado, salsa, onion, cheese, and sour cream.


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