Crispy Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

After almost 6 years of blogging, I’ve come up with many ways to end the sentence “You know you’re a blogger when…”

Ingredients for Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

For example, you know you’re a blogger when you don’t just look at tweezers as a tool to pluck your eyebrows, but a tool for placing that sesame seed in exactly the right spot on the perfect broccoli floret.

shredded cabbage and avocado

You know you’re a blogger when you buy a rolling cart for storing your linens, random dishes, glasses, mason jars, cutlery, camera and other photography props.

toasted coconut

You know you’re a blogger when you also invest in an iron, not for ironing clothes, but for pressing aforementioned linens just seconds before styling them in a way that says “she just dropped me here but dayummm I look good”. (Any guesses what my latest Amazon purchase was?)

Homemade Thai spice mix

You know you’re a blogger when you climb up on a chair with your camera mounted on your tripod, one foot perched on the edge of the table, to take that standard 90-degree shot, as if it were as common an activity as brushing your teeth.

Side note: This weekend I put a little too much pressure on the edge of my table and nearly sent everything – cutlery, platter of food, reflectors, camera equipment and myself – crashing to the floor. Nearly. This can be a dangerous hobby, my friends.

Ingredients for Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

You know you’re a blogger when you walk into the grocery store, feeling like you might get kinda lucky with a deal in the produce section, and all of the sudden you see a sign next to MASSIVE heads of cauliflower that says $2.99. Then in your head you hear horns and angels singing hallelujah as you swiftly scoop a few into your cart because you don’t want others to notice the killer savings and take the biggest ones before you but you also don’t want everyone to think you’re a cauliflower hoarder even though that just might be the case. I hope that enormous sentence communicated how FREAKING EXCITED I was.

cauliflower florets and cabbage

So.

avocado drizzle and slaw for tacos

It should come as no surprise that this post is about cauliflower and was born as a natural extension of my undying passion for this vegetable in roasted form.

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Even if you’re not a huge cauliflower fanatic like me, I’m willing to be that you probably won’t say no to tacos.

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

A taco with zesty, crunchy cabbage slaw, perfectly charred bite-sized bits of seasoned cauliflower, creamy avocado drizzle, a squeeze of fresh lime and fresh cilantro sprinkled over top.

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

These Crispy Thai Cauliflower Tacos are the kind of dinner I will literally run home from work for. I think you need them in your life too. 😉

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Crispy Thai Cauliflower Tacos

by Angela Simpson

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients (3-4 tacos)

  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tsp Thai seasoning (see below)
  • 3 medium/4 small tortillas, gluten-free if necessary

Crunchy Cabbage Slaw

  • 3 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp flaked toasted coconut
  • 2 tsp each extra virgin olive oil and lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey (or agave nectar to keep it vegan)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced

Avocado Lime Drizzle (you will have lots leftover)

  • 1 ripe pitted avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 limes, peeled (flesh only – take the skin and white bits off with a knife)

Thai Seasoning (you will have lots leftover)

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried lemon zest or lemongrass
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • a few pinches of dried chili flakes

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a bowl, whisk together the curry paste, olive oil and lime juice to make a thinner paste. Toss the cauliflower in the mixture and stir to coat.

In a small jar, combine all spices for the Thai seasoning and shake to blend.

Sprinkle 2 tsp Thai seasoning over the cauliflower and stir to coat.

Line a baking sheet with foil and scatter the cauliflower florets in a single layer. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until crispy. (You may want to use the broiler setting for this.)

Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the cabbage slaw in a large bowl. Stir the olive oil, lime juice and honey together, then pour it over the slaw and stir.

In a blender, puree all ingredients for the avocado drizzle. Transfer it to a bottle with a squeeze top, or a sealed jar as you’ll have extra to store in the fridge.

When the cauliflower is ready, remove it from the oven. Divide the cabbage slaw between 3-4 tortillas, then evenly distribute the roasted cauliflower.

Drizzle the tacos with avocado sauce and garnish with additional cilantro and toasted coconut if desired.

Click here to print the recipe.

Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos - Eat Spin Run Repeat

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So tell me…

  • What fillings are inside your ultimate taco/burrito?
  • For those of you who are bloggers, fill in the blank: “You know you’re a blogger when _________.”

5 thoughts on “Crispy Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

    1. #NailedIT!!! So right. In my brain right now:
      “I was sitting in my living room responding to blog comments…”
      “Hmm which giphy to use here?”
      “What should I make for dinner?”
      “I’ve already listened to this song at least 6 times today. Jess was right.”
      “I miss Jess”
      “Only 6 months to Seawheeze/bestie reunion!”

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