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Vegetarian Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Crema

Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Crema

  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Crispy roasted cauliflower tacos topped with the most delicious creamy and zesty cilantro yogurt crema. These vegetarian tacos are healthy, packed with protein, and can be customized to your preferences. The best Mexican-inspired lunch or dinner that everyone will love!




  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small to medium-sized florets
  • 12 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 8 corn or whole wheat tortillas
  • For serving: halved cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, shredded red cabbage, avocado, and fresh cilantro

Cilantro Yogurt Crema:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Zest of 1/2 a lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro, finely diced
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower florets, avocado oil, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix to fully coat and then evenly space out on the baking tray. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until they reach your desired crispiness.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare your cilantro yogurt crema in a small mixing bowl by combining all the ingredients. Stir and let rest for at least 10 minutes while you finish preparing the tacos.
  4. Heat the refried beans on the stovetop or in the microwave according to the package directions.
  5. Warm your tortillas on the stovetop by adding them one by one to a low heated non-stick skillet or by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving for 20 – 40 seconds. 
  6. Assemble tacos by spreading warmed refried black beans on each taco, with roasted cauliflower, cilantro yogurt crema, and halved cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, red onion, avocado, or red cabbage. 
  7. Enjoy!


Storing: Store roasted cauliflower in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 4 – 6 days. Store any extra beans and toppings in separate containers in the fridge as well.

Greek Yogurt: You can use non fat or full fat.

Spices: You can swap spices out of 1 Tablespoon (+ more to taste) of Mexican taco seasoning.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Healthy

Keywords: Cauliflower Tacos, Crispy Cauliflower Tacos, Cilantro Yogurt Crema, Lime Crema, Roasted Cauliflower Tacos, Yogurt crema