Double Decker Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

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Tacos have always been Nic’s signature dish. One of the first dinners we hosted as a couple was with tacos… and not much has changed except swapping the ground beef for ground turkey, and then swapping ground turkey for cauliflower. And it’s one of the best glow-ups for a recipe that we have worked through.

But these tacos add a little more. My inspirations comes from Taco John’s Taco Bravo, which combines the soft taco and a hard shell taco….. a little crunch, a little warm soft tortilla, and a lot more flavor and plant- packed than normal.

With an endless amount of toppings, this recipe is creatively and uniquely beautiful and offers a rainbow on your plate in the form of a taco.

Description: Double Decker Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

Diet: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Soy- Free

Ways to make low-waste: Buy bulk fresh vegetables . Buy bulk seasonings. Throw in leftover vegetables. Make your own beans.

Recipes makes: 20 tacos

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Put-Together-Time: 1 minute

Total time: 55 minutes

Double Decker Vegan Cauliflower Tacos Ingredients- cauliflower, black beans, red onion, tomatoes, lime, taco seasoning
My favorite place to get cauliflower is Harmon’s Neighborhood Grocery… because it doesn’t come in plastic. Shop smaller grocery stores to find package-free cauli so you can have a guilt-free and sustainable dinner.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 large cauliflower heads

1/2 yellow bell pepper

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 large onion

1 lime

2 cans worth of black beans

1/4 cup of taco seasoning

Zatural Pink Himalyan Sea Salt to taste

Hard Shell Tortillas

Small Soft Shell Tortillas

How-to:

Break apart or slice cauliflower

sliced cauliflower for Double Decker Vegan Cauliflower Tacos
I used to spend a lot of time breaking apart the cauliflower into neat little pieces, but then I realized I can just slice it , and it all still tastes the same.

Toss sliced cauliflower into a pan with olive oil

Add bell peppers and onions

Once the onions are clear, add taco seasonings and Zatural Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to pan

Pour 1/2 cup of water into the pan and mix

Cauliflower meat for double decker vegan cauliflower tacos
To make sure that the cauliflower is cooked completely, make sure to add water, then let it boil down.

While cauliflower is simmering, warm and mash the black beans.

Mix in a little taco seasoning and lime juice into the beans and set aside.

Chop up toppings, such as spinach, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, limes and avocado.

fresh veggie toppings for double deck vegan cauliflower tacos. Tomatoes, red onions, avocado, spinach, cilantro, limes, salsa
Fresh toppings add lots of great color and flavor to any tacos.

Heat up the soft shell tacos once the cauliflower has completely cooked.

To assemble, spread black beans onto soft tortilla, place a hard shell tortilla, fill hard shell tortilla with cauliflower, add toppings of your choice, and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.

Vegan Double Decker Cauliflower Taco
Vegan Double Decker Cauliflower Taco looks best fully assembled. Enjoy!

And hopefully you made lots taco makings… because you’ll be wanting them.

 

Your full-time plant-eater and full-time taco lover,

 

AJ

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