curry cauliflower and chickpea tacos

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We are taking taco Tuesday to a new level this week with Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce!

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

At the beginning of the summer we went to Noah’s friend’s birthday party where they served the most amazing cauliflower tacos!  This lucky little boy has a professional chef as a daddy!  He even made the tortillas!  So good!  I’ve seriously been craving them ever since!  These come nowhere close to the flavor of his, but they will suffice for now!

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
 
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Makes 6 servings Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (~1.5 cups)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • sea salt to taste
  • 6 small soft tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cumin,
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
For Cauliflower Tacos:
  1. Cut cauliflower into small florets, wash and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add paprika, curry powder and cumin, sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add cauliflower, toss to coat and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add water and scrape burnt pieces off bottom of skillet.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, add chickpeas, fresh cilantro and sauté until chickpeas are warmed and cauliflower is tender crisp. Season with sea salt as desired.
To assemble tacos warm tortillas, add cauliflower and chickpea mixture, top with shredded red cabbage and drizzle with lemon tahini dressing.
For Lemon Tahini Dressing:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together or pulse in a blender until well combined and frothy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 371 Fat: 19 Carbohydrates: 42 Sugar: 6 Fiber: 7 Protein: 12

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

Use the biggest skillet you have as you want the cauliflower to evenly sauté.  For a gluten free option use corn or rice tortillas.  Left over cauliflower/chickpeas can be served on top of basmati rice or a salad for lunch the next day!

 This would make a simple and quick weeknight meal and would also be a great dish to serve for a crowd!  You can serve with a lemon wedge and sliced avocado in addition to the red cabbage and fresh cilantro.  The lemon tahini sauce is optional, but totally recommended!

You can serve with a lemon wedge and sliced avocado as well!