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Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

These Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos are bursting with plant-based flavor, with roasted cauliflower and homemade pico de gallo.

Once the warm weather hits, I CRAVE Mexican and Southwest-inspired food. Gone are my huge bowls of pasta and stir-fries – bring on the salads, tacos, burritos, and fajitas. These spicy vegan cauliflower tacos are exactly the type of food I want to be eating when it’s warm – fresh, easy, and delicious.

If you like these tacos, also check out my buffalo cauliflower tacos or spicy vegan burrito bowl!

My fiancé and I bought our first home together a few months ago, and things have been really nice here. Before, we lived in the city, and I didn’t really like it there. We lived on a busy street and there were always cars zooming by at high speed. There was trash and broken glass all over the sidewalks, and I had to get packages delivered to my parents’ house because they would get stolen from our front porch. 

But now we’re happy in a smaller town, ensconced in suburbia (which sounds humdrum but I LOVE it). Our neighborhood is quiet and safe. I can take Ivy on walks down the street and the only distraction is a smile and a wave from our neighbors. I feel so incredibly lucky and privileged that we’re able to live here, and I don’t take it for granted for a single second.

Just yesterday my fiancé and I went to Home Depot and bought some plants for our gardens. I’m SO excited to finally have my own garden and to grow some beautiful plants. We’re growing a bunch of herbs and vegetables from seeds (lettuce, kale, jalapeños, red onion, basil, etc)., but I also bought a forsythia bush and some blueberry bushes. I can’t wait to plant them!!

I hope this doesn’t all sound like I’m boasting about my life. I still am fighting a serious battle right now with mental health issues, so things aren’t perfect. But after moving eight times in three years, I am SO grateful and happy to finally be putting down roots. 

Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

These spicy vegan cauliflower tacos are bursting with flavor, with roasted cauliflower and homemade pico de gallo.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • Drizzle Neutral Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Jalapeño
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

The Rest of the Tacos

  • 4-5 Taco Shells
  • Spinach
  • Microgreens optional
  • Any other toppings you'd like!


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut your cauliflower into bite-sized florets. In a bowl, toss the florets with a drizzle of neutral vegetable oil, salt, and spices, until cauliflower is evenly coated.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, roasted cauliflower in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until tender but slightly browned.
  • While the cauliflower is cooking, make the pico. First, cut the jalapeño in half and remove the ribs and seeds. Then, dice the jalapeño, tomatoes, and red onion.
  • Mix all of the pico ingredients in a bowl and let rest for at LEAST 10 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • When cauliflower is done, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Now, build your tacos - add on the cauliflower, spinach, pico, and any other toppings you'd like. (Guacamole or sour cream would be delicious!)
  • Serve, and enjoy!


If you don't have chipotle chili powder for the cauliflower, sub with regular chili powder.

Spicy Vegan Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe


If you make these spicy vegan cauliflower tacos and post them on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)


  • Reply
    April 15, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! I want this now!

    • Reply
      April 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you!! :)

  • Reply
    April 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Sarah! These cauliflower tacos sound and look delicious! Just being happier in you new place will make things even better!

    • Reply
      April 17, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Thank you so much!! I feel really good here in my new house :)

  • Reply
    April 16, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Your tacos looks so delicious! I love Mexican food and pico de gallo :) In fact, we had veggie tostadas for lunch today :D (with feta cheese for the boyfriend and tons of guacamole for me). I sometimes have uncontrollable cravings for Mexican food, so I fully understand ;) And I’m so jealous of your weather. Here in Poland the temperature was down to about 40F this morning–positively freezing.

    Congratulations on your new garden and finally settling down. I do hope you will get through your mental health issues more easily, knowing you have a place where you belong and with the moral support from your fiance. And with some moral support from random people on the internet ;)

    • Reply
      April 17, 2019 at 8:32 am

      Veggie tostadas sound delicious, I should make a recipe for that! :) And it means a lot to have moral support from random people on the internet ;) Feeling like I have a community and friends here helps me so much!!

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    April 16, 2019 at 11:17 am

    These tacos look amazing! I crave tacos all year round, but especially once the weather warms up. I’ll definitely be trying your recipe soon. :)

    • Reply
      April 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Thank you!! :) I hope you like the recipe!

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    Claire Cary
    April 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    YUM!! These look like the perfect Spring recipe! I need more tacos in my life :)

    • Reply
      April 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Thank you!! :) I could always use more tacos in my life too LOL!!

  • Reply
    Jess @choosingchia
    April 21, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    Love how simple these are Sarah! Perfect recipe for taco tuesday :)

    • Reply
      April 22, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Jess! :)

  • Reply
    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    April 29, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Cauliflower Tacos have my heart! Delicious, Sarah. And I’m thrilled for your happiness!

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much Traci :)

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