Cauliflower Tacos | Ep. 1335

Cauliflower Tacos | Ep. 1335

Hi guys, I’m Laura Vitale and on this episode
of Laura in the Kitchen I’m going to share with you how to make my delicious, so good,
Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos. And before anybody says it, cauliflower as
a taco filling is insane delicious. And I’m going to share with you how to do
that today because it’s a great alternative if you don’t want to do your standard all
beef tacos, turkey tacos, or whatever. This is amazing and if I can get my sister
to eat these and love them, trust me she’s very picky, I’m so sure that everyone else
is going to love them because they’re that delicious. Let me start you off with the ingredients
you’ll need beside the chickpeas at this very moment. You’ll need cauliflower florets, I just took
a half of a head of cauliflower, cut it up, took all the florets off and cut them into
tiny pieces, I’ve also got a little bit of red onion that I’ve sliced, his is the magic
mixture in here. What I have in here is some tomato paste,
cumin, this is some ancho-chili powder paste, if you don’t have it which is fine just use
a little bit of ancho chili powder or regular chili powder. And I’ve got some granulated garlic. To this, I want to add a good pinch of salt. A clove of garlic that I’m going to grate. You could chop, but grating is just faster,
and sometimes if you’re hungry, and you’re trying to get these done as soon as possible,
you’re just going to grate. Not going to do that. I would chop my finger off! And you’ll need some olive oil. Mix all of this up. Got a spoon here. Came prepared this time. Mix all of this up and this is going to be
the magic mixture, give it a teeny tiny bit more olive oil, you just need a couple Tablespoons. This is going to be the magic mixture that
you are going to toss your cauliflower in, and then later you’re going to add your chickpeas,
garbanzo beans, whatever you call them, and it’s going to be phenomenal. Now, clean hands, a cook’s best tool, you’re
just going to get this all massaged in the cauliflower and the onion. Now, You’ve got options, because life is full
of them. You can do this mixture which I think is easy
and simple, it’s things I always have on hand so it makes my life easy. Or you can just do olive oil and some good
old store bought taco seasoning if you want to, that would still be delicious, but this
mixture with the tomato and the ancho chili will give you a smokey, delicious, addictive
insanely good cauliflower mixture that is just going to be outstanding. Now I’ve got my baking pan that is lined with
parchment paper for easy cleanup. No shame in my game. And I’ve got my oven pre-heated to 425F. You’re going to pop this in for 20 minutes,
after 20 minutes, I”m not going to show you because it’ll just be a waste of time, I’m
going to add some cooked chickpeas, just a half a can of regular chickpeas or a whole
can, however much you want, and I’m going to pop it back in the oven to cook for an
additional 10 to 15 minutes, so in total, your cauliflower will roast for about a half
an hour, go ahead and add your drained chickpeas and I will show you what it looks like when
they’re done and we will build delicious tacos with guacamole and some pico, it’s so good! Look at that!Look at those beautiful charred
pieces of cauliflower! Look at that, gorgeous! And remember, after 20 minutes, I went ahead
– my mouth is watering. I went ahead and added some chickpeas, it
was just a half a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas and it’s perfect. Once it’s done I scatter some cilantro, a
little lime over top, stir that in and it is literally the best thing on the planet. Now I take a tortilla, I like to use corn
tortillas that I have toasted up on my gas burner. They’re still hot. I like a little bit of my cauliflower mixture
that smells divine. A little bit of pico because you know, life
is better with pico. A little bit of guac. Extra lime, because I live large and take
charge with my citrus. Mmm! Come on! Look at that! Hold on. It’s smokey. Mmm! I actually don’t taste cauliflower at all,
but the cauliflower is a great bed for that marinade that we put all over it because it
soaks it up so beautifully. The chickpeas are a little bit creamy inside,
it’s just such a delicious way to have tacos that don’t include any meat, obviously and
these are all great components that you can keep on hand in the fridge throughout the
week, and whenever you want you can pull out a couple of these tortillas, put them on your
stove top, toast them up and make yourself a couple of tacos. Beyond delicious. Laura in the Kitchen – I’m looking at this
like we’re about to have an affair. Go to to get the written
recipe, I hope you have enjoyed spending time with me, I’ll give you a bite before I go
in for the rest. Bye.

100 thoughts on “Cauliflower Tacos | Ep. 1335

  1. My daughter said “No! You forgot the cheese!” Lol. I can’t wait to try this! I love meatless recipes!!

  2. Laura is so funny. I love the little sayings. “No shame in my game.” “I live large and take charge…of my citrus.”

  3. Tacos were in my menu for today. And guess what ? I have a head of cauliflower in my fridge. Soooo As a vegetarian , I’m making this for myself tonight . Thank you so much Laura

  4. I love, love, love her praise for using a fresh mix of seasoning if possible. Jarred or boxed? Meh, it's ok. Fresh spice mix? 😂

  5. this looks yummy. this is something I can eat, without meat. I have fibro myalgia. do you have more recipes without meat?? thx

  6. Yay I'm so happy you did a meatless recipe! I use to make all your recipes when I still would eat meat, and it's so nice to try one of your recipes again

  7. Cauliflower tacos??? That’s the most stupidest thing I’ve ever heard🤮Stop trying to re-invent tacos, they are great just the way they’ve been made since forever

  8. This is amazing! My mouth watered just from watching it, you always amaze us! Thanks for this amazing non animal dish. It is very high appreciated.

  9. I love your recipes and you’ve help me learn how to cook but I do have one critique on your videos can you please say either olive oil or extra virgin olive oil because I never know which one you’re actually using thank you so much.

  10. I haven't tried it this way but I have tried it like rise and like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese and I love it must give this a try.

  11. Why does she do the public announcement what does that mean but love your videos just a little confused ❤️🥴❤️🥴❤️🥴

  12. I made this the other night for my mom and sister and they LOVED IT! I added some thinly sliced bell peppers in the pan with the cauliflower and it was definitely a great addition. Thanks for the video <3

  13. All of Laura's recipes I've made came out perfect and delicious; I love her. I didn't really care too much for these.I added smoked paprika for more flavor, and don't skimp on the lime; you will need it.

  14. That looks amazingly delicious! Thank you for teaching us to make an awesome meatless taco meal! I hope you make lots more, how exciting, I would love to see what you would come up with being the great Chef you are!!!!!!!!!! I know this is asking a lot but I know I’m not the only one that would be sooooooo appreciative❤️

  15. Thank you so much. I tried it and the family loved it . It was easy and tasty what took time to prepare were the pica de gallo and the guacamole.

  16. Im not a big fan of the taste of regular plain cauilflowr but im definitely goimg to try it this way with the sauce. My favourite cauliflower recipe is buffalo cauliflower 'wings'. Its great as a light lunch or appetizer when you dont want to prepare meat.

  17. Ordered these at a local mexican joint called Mexcali and I was looking for a YouTube recipe on line to replicate them! These look great, will Def try it soon!

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