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Looking for easy vegan dinner recipes? These cauliflower tacos are just perfect and made in less than 30 minutes. So much flavorful this spicy buffalo cauliflower tacos is my favorite of all.
These cauliflower tacos are made with roasted spicy cauliflower bites with mango salsa and yum yum sauce. The roasted cauliflower has again the flavor of buffalo sauce and the spicy buffalo cauliflower is what I love all about these cauliflower tacos.
This is a quick recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make. And that’s why I love my air fryer. Right!! These are my air fryer buffalo cauliflower I use to make for my tacos.
These Cauliflower Tacos are
Easy to make
No fancy ingredients
Can be vegetarian or vegan
Versatile to customize
How to make buffalo cauliflower tacos?
Tortilla – 4 flour tortillas or corn tortillas for gluten-free
Salsa – 1 cup (or pico de gallo)
Mango – 1 cup diced (or avocado sliced)
Cabbage – Red cabbage (or lettuce)
Red onion – sliced thinly
Sauce – yum yum sauce or chipotle sauce
Lime – 2 (or lemons)
Cilantro leaves – 5 – 6 sprigs
You can simply take roast the cauliflower in an oven or in an air fryer. Or, add buffalo sauce for spicy cauliflower tacos.
Preheat the air fryer at 400 F. And, if using an oven, then also preheat at 400 F.
Clean the cauliflower and break it into bite-sized florets. Prepare the batter with flour and cornstarch and seasoning of salt and cayenne pepper. On another plate take panko crumbs along with some seasoning added. Take florets one by one. Dip it in the batter and then on bread crumbs to coat.
Place it on the air fryer basket and spray some oil from the top. Place it in the air fryer and start at 400 F for 10 minutes flipping the midways. Coat it with buffalo sauce (vegan) and again place it inside the air fryer and cook for 2 – 3 minutes more.
If making in oven, roast it for 22 minutes. Then coat with buffalo sauce and then again for 5 minutes.
Prepare salsa –
Here I’m using salsa with chopped mangoes. However, you can also change your toppings of choice. You can also substitute this with store brought taco sauce (which is nothing more than salsa, but may save some time when in hurry). I prefer to make it at home.
Prepare cabbage slaw –
I love my taco with crunchy bites of red cabbage and red onions. Make slices of them nicely. Alternatives are lettuce or slaw mix. Shred the cabbage thinly. Slice onions. If serving them immediately, you can add salt and lemon juice to it. For meal prep, you can refrigerate the slaw (without salt) for up to 3 days. Dice mangoes and avocado in small chunks.
Prepare topping sauce –
Here I’m using yum yum sauce (vegan). Other alternatives are cilantro crema, creamy chipotle sauce, peri-peri sauce, avocado dressing, or whatever suits you.
Yum yum sauce – Mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise) + tomato ketchup + paprika + garlic powder + onion powder + butter ( or vegan butter) + water
Cilantro Lime Crema – Avocado (or raw cashew (soaked) + cilantro + lime juice + jalapeno (deseeded) + salt + garlic + water
Assemble to make cauliflower tacos
Take soft tortillas (corn tortillas or flour tortillas) and heat slightly on direct flame for 1 – 2 minutes. Flip using a tong. You can also heat them up on a skillet.
Now place the tortilla on taco holders or arrange it on a plate. Add the toppings, slaw, diced mangoes/ avocado slices, chopped jalapeno, and chopped cilantro leaves. Now drizzle the yum yum sauce or any favorite sauce on top. Delicious spicy buffalo cauliflower tacos are ready to serve.
Cauliflower Tacos Recipe
- 12 – 15 buffalo cauliflower or roasted cauliflower
- 4 soft tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup mango diced
- 2 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- Wash and clean the cabbage or lettuce and slice.
- Slice red onion thinly.
- Chop the mangoes into small pieces.
- Slice or chop the avocado if using.
- Prepare yum yum sauce by mixing the ingredients mentioned above.
- Now take tortillas.
- Heat the tortilla for 1 – 2 minutes on direct flame with help of a tong.
- Place them on a place.
- Now place the cauliflower, salsa or pico de gallo, slaw, chopped mangoes/ avocado on each tortilla.
- Drizzle the prepared sauce on top of them.
- Cauliflower tacos are ready to serve.