Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Vegan Mayo

It’s Tuesday, which in the world of food bloggers and Instagram means one important thing: it’s Taco Tuesday! But today has even more significance; it’s National Taco Day. Restaurants across the country are serving up deals and every food blogger is sharing their best taco recipes. Enter Adeline Waugh of Vibrant&Pure who has a knack for combining the freshest seasonal ingredients into the most delicious and healthy recipes. Read on for her take on this festive day!


Whether it’s meat free Monday, or you just want to switch things up from your typical taco experience, these chipotle cauliflower tacos are going to make your next #tacotuesday a memorable one. They sound super weird at first (cauliflower? in my taco? cue some grossed out faces), but I promise you this: everyone (carnivores and plant eaters alike) will enjoy these. Not to mention, these tacos are a great way to sneak in some vegetables for the picky eaters in your life. They are extremely simple to whip up, and you can dress them up with many a topping. Check out the recipe below!

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Vegan Mayo

Spicy Vegan Mayo //

• juice of 1 large or 2 small limes
• 3 tbsp veganaise
• 2 tbsp sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
• 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
• 3 cloves of garlic

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or processor and process until you have a smooth mixture. Taste for adjustments and set aside.

Cauliflower // 

• 1 head of organic cauliflower (washed and broken into bite sized pieces)
• 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil (for roasting)
• 1 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss cauliflower in the oil and all of the spices until evenly distributed and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for around 25 minutes and set aside to cool. Next, toss cauliflower in 2-3 tbsp worth of the spicy mayo and top with some chopped cilantro (optional). Reserve the rest of the sauce for drizzling on your tacos.


Options to serve with your tacos //

• I like to use sprouted organic corn tortillas, but you can use whichever kind you’d like
• pickled onions
• radishes
• sliced jalapeños
pico de gallo
• chopped cabbage
• sprouted brown rice
• chopped lettuce
• extra spicy mayo for drizzling
• black beans or pinto beans

Now it’s your turn! What are your favorite ways to serve tacos? Do you like spicy or mild? Share your recipes in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @TheBodyBook #BodyBookDishes.

Looking for more taco inspiration? Try these recipes: Lentil Tacos, Zucchini + Chipotle Stewed Lentil Tacos, Tostada Fiesta Dip, Salsa 3 Ways, and Grilled Pineapple + Black Bean Salsa.

Adeline Waugh is the creator of Vibrant&Pure Wellness, a website and Instagram account which strives to exemplify the notion that healthy food never has to be boring. She is currently studying to become a certified holistic nutrition practitioner and loving the wealth of knowledge she gets to learn every day. Vibrant&Pure’s motto is, ‘Vibrantly beautiful meals with ingredients nothing less than pure’. Her goal is to show people that cutting out things that seem impossible to live without (i.e. wheat, dairy, and refined sugar) doesn’t have to mean deprivation. Connect with her on Vibrant&Pure, InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.