Smoky Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Crema


Hey there, fellow food lovers! I’m beyond excited to share a delightful and flavor-packed recipe that will transport your taste buds straight to a warm summer evening: Smoky Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Crema. This unique and incredibly tasty dish brings together smoky, roasted cauliflower and chickpeas with a zesty, tangy lime crema, all wrapped up in soft corn tortillas. So, let’s jump right in and create this beautiful, plant-based meal that will become a true favorite for your Taco Tuesdays!

Section 1: Ingredients

For the Smoky Chickpea and Cauliflower Filling:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Lime Crema:

  • 1 cup sour cream (or substitute with vegan sour cream or cashew cream)
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Serving:

  • 8-10 small corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Section 2: Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower florets, chickpeas, olive oil, smoked paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss until the cauliflower and chickpeas are evenly coated with the spices.
  3. Spread the cauliflower and chickpea mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the cauliflower is tender and the chickpeas are slightly crispy.
  4. While the cauliflower and chickpeas are roasting, prepare the lime crema by whisking together the sour cream, lime zest, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Warm the corn tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds per side, or wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm and pliable.
  6. To assemble the tacos, spread a spoonful of lime crema onto each tortilla. Top with the smoky chickpea and cauliflower filling, followed by avocado slices, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  7. Serve the tacos with additional lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of citrus.


These Smoky Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Crema are the perfect combination of smoky, tangy, and fresh flavors that will have you craving more. The satisfying textures and bold taste make this dish an irresistible addition to your meal rotation. Gather your friends and family, and get ready to savor these amazing tacos that will inspire you to explore even more delightful recipes in your culinary journey. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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