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BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Turn taco night into cauliflower taco night! With my BBQ Cauliflower Tacos, you'll have a lively and flavorful fiesta from the comfort of your own home!

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Recipes that serve dual purposes are amazing for pleasing the members of your family. Turn BBQ Cauliflower Wings into my scrumptious BBQ Cauliflower Tacos, topped with freshly sautéed spicy corn, avocado, and any other terrific taco toppings that you enjoy.

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Is anyone else a huge fan of meals that can be repurposed for other dishes? I am! Taking a delicious recipe, such as bbq cauliflower bites, and putting them in a taco shell is truly heavenly. 

That’s how I developed these insanely delicious BBQ Cauliflower Tacos, which consist of homemade bbq cauliflower wings and sauteed corn placed on a tortilla and topped with all of your favorite taco toppings. Top with vegan crema, avocado, salsa, or anything else you love.

Crispy, crunchy, and sticky, these bbq cauliflower wings are delicious on their own, dipped in vegan ranch. When placed on a grilled tortilla, they’re even better! Crispy cauliflower belongs on tacos. There’s no denying it!

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Making Cauliflower Wings

There are a few methods to making delicious, crisp cauliflower wings. The most important aspect of cauliflower wings is that they need to be crispy. Soggy cauliflower wings are still delicious, but they are lacking in texture.

For crispy wings, you can either oven-fry, deep-fry, or air-fry. I often use the oven or the air fryer for my wings to cut down on oil and fat. You can still get crispy wings without all the oil and frying!

Once the wings are cooked, you will need to toss them in a sauce. You can either make your own or use your favorite brand. This recipe calls for BBQ sauce, but you can also use buffalo sauce for a spicy kick!

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Optional Toppings for Tacos

My BBQ Cauliflower Tacos are topped with a special spicy sauteed corn that goes really well with the cauliflower. The pop and crunch of the corn enhance the mouthfeel of the tacos, so don’t skip it!

Other excellent toppings for these tacos are:

  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa verde
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Black bean salsa
  • Chopped onion
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Crema 

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

Ingredients in BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

For the Cauliflower Wings:

1 head of cauliflower, chopped in medium chunks
3 cups gluten-free bread crumbs
3/4 cup GF 1-to-1 baking flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt + black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
a tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried parsley

For the Homemade BBQ Sauce:

1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup Agave
2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1 teaspoon sea salt
a teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the Tacos:

Soft flour or corn tortillas, any size
1 Hass avocado, peeled, cored + diced
1 jalapeño, diced
2 cups corn kernels
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for cooking
Your favorite dressing/condiments

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

How to Make BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

For the BBQ Cauliflower:

Begin by making your cauliflower bites/wings and letting them bake. Also, make the BBQ sauce as per the directions, or use your favorite premade sauce. In the meantime, prep the remaining ingredients.

For the Corn:

In a medium skillet, add butter and let it melt over medium-high heat. Once melted, add corn kernels, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, mixing together and cooking corn until it begins to greatly brown (almost char-like), stirring occasionally for about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

For the Tortillas:

To lightly toast taco tortillas, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place tortillas directly on the rack. Turn off the oven once heated and let tortillas warm for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. For char on a stovetop, pop one of the tortillas onto a gas burner until you begin to see a little smoke. Remove tortilla to rotate it onto opposite side until it’s lightly charred. Repeat until all tortillas are charred.

To Assemble:

To assemble tacos, add 2-3 BBQ cauliflower wings atop a charred tortilla followed by: sautéed corn, sliced avocados, jalapeños and your favorite dressing/condiment. Repeat until the desired amount of tacos are made.

Bon Appetit!

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves: 6 servings
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Ingredients

BBQ CAULIFLOWER BITES/WINGS:

TACOS:

  • soft flour or corn tortillas, any size (See Notes!)
  • 1 Hass avocado, peeled, cored + diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, for cooking
  • Your favorite dressing/condiment

Instructions

BBQ CAULIFLOWER BITES/WINGS:

  • Begin by making your cauliflower bites/wings and letting them bake. In the meantime, prep the remaining ingredients.

TO SAUTE CORN:

  • In a medium skillet, add butter and let it melt over medium-high heat. Once melted, add corn kernels, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, mixing together and cooking corn until it begins to greatly brown (almost char-like), stirring occasionally, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

CHAR OR WARM TORTILLAS:

  • To lightly toast taco tortillas, preheat oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place tortillas directly on rack. Turn off oven once heated and let tortillas warm for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. For char on a stovetop, pop one of the tortillas unto a gas burner until you begin to see a little smoke. Remove tortilla to rotate it onto opposite side until it’s lightly charred. Repeat until all tortillas are charred.

ASSEMBLE TACOS:

  • To assemble tacos, add 2-3 BBQ cauliflower wings atop a charred tortilla followed by: sautéed corn, sliced avocados, jalapeños and your favorite dressing/condiment. Repeat until desired amount of tacos are made.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Place any leftover ingredients in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • MAKE AHEAD: All ingredients can be made and individually stored as meal prep (excluding tortillas) and assembled when ready to serve.
 

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