Smoky Cauliflower Tacos (with Blender Romesco Sauce)

We’ve got a new all-time favorite meatless meal, and I am excited to share it with you today! I don’t normally like to call for “special ingredients” in any of my recipes, but the smoked salt is an exception to the rule. And for a good reason. BUT you could totally sub regular salt if you don’t feel like buying something extra (and you don’t regularly experience FOMO – haha), but I really can’t recommend it enough both here and the one other time I’ve called for it (in our wing recipe). See it won’t go to waste! And it really does take this recipe from really good to amazing … can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

Even your biggest meat lovers will not be missing a thing with these vegetarian tacos … I’ve seriously never seen my kids scarf down veggies so fast! Oh and this is a great recipe to double while you’re at it (just the cauliflower since you’ll already have extra sauce). They are just as tasty the next day and, as we’ve discussed, when you cook from scratch this often—leftovers are the bomb!Smoky Cauliflower Tacos on 100 Days of Real Food

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Smoky Cauliflower Tacos (with a Blender Romesco Sauce)

Meatless Monday meets Taco Tuesday with this delicious recipe for cauliflower tacos. Even your biggest meat-lover won't miss a thing!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
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Servings: 4 people


For the cauliflower

For the romesco sauce


For the cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut cauliflower into 1" bite-size pieces, big stems removed and discarded. Place on large baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl mix the spices. Drizzle the olive oil, lime juice and then the spices over top of the cauliflower. Toss to combine.
  • Bake until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.

For the romesco sauce

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve at room temperature or warm. Reserve half of the sauce for leftovers (lucky you)! 

To assemble

  • Serve roasted cauliflower and Romesco sauce with corn tortillas, grated cheese, sliced red cabbage, fresh cilantro, avocado and whatever else you love to have on your tacos.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Smoky Cauliflower Tacos (with a Blender Romesco Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 2554mg111%
Potassium 925mg26%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 10665IU213%
Vitamin C 260mg315%
Calcium 554mg55%
Iron 12.7mg71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Roasted Smoky Cauliflower on Sheet Pan

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16 thoughts on “Smoky Cauliflower Tacos (with Blender Romesco Sauce)”

  1. My husband can’t eat almonds – do you think there is a substitute or would it be ok without? Or peanuts?

  2. I wonder how it would be to use some smoked paprika and regular salt. I already have smoked paprika in my spice cabinet.

  3. This looks great! Can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight. One suggestion…add the corn tortillas to your list of ingredients. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night and loved it! I forgot to buy pimentos so I subbed a handful of pimento stuffed olives, which was delicious. We used a small package of cauliflower so have a ton of leftover sauce, any suggestions on how to best use it?

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