Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Cauliflower and chickpea tacos are a fun way to add more vegetables to your family’s meal plan. There’s something about a fresh chickpea recipe to fill you up and ward off the after dinner snacking.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

The Green Child team became obsessed with the versatility of cauliflower when we first discovered cauliflower rice back in 2013. Cauliflower is one of the best healthy substitutes for your favorite carb-heavy foods.

And if you ever find yourself with a surplus of chickpeas, you’ll find plenty of chickpea recipes around here. Chickpeas are kid-friendly, especially when they’re roasted. Along with the protein and fiber they notoriously provide, they’re also a great source of minerals like folate and iron.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas for tacos

Some people use a food processor to chop the cauliflower to the same size and texture as ground beef. We prefer to keep it in floret form, but you can do whatever works best for your family.

To roast the chickpeas and cauliflower, mix them with the oils and spices and add to a pan lined with unbleached parchment paper. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35, minutes stirring halfway through. 

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos with guacamole

Guacamole and red cabbage are delicious additions to these cauliflower and chickpea tacos.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

Cauliflower and chickpea tacos are a fun vegetarian addition to your family's meal plan. Just roast cauliflower and chickpeas, and add your favorite healthy taco toppings.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 6-inch tacos


Taco Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into small to medium florets
  • 16 oz. chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 12 tacos or tortillas of choice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • guacamole for topping
  • fresh cilantro for topping

Slaw Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 10 oz shredded red cabbage
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Cauliflower and chickpeas

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the olive oil and spices together.
  • Add the cauliflower and chickpeas, mix well, and spread in a single layer on pan.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 minutes stirring halfway through. 


  • Mix yogurt and lime together.
  • Add cabbage and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Place in fridge until needed.

Assemble the tacos

  • Fill warmed or grilled tacos with cauliflower & chickpea mixture, slaw, and top with fresh cilantro and guacamole. 

We’d love to hear how your family likes this cauliflower and fresh chickpea recipe. Or just tell us about your favorite taco recipe! Let us know in the comments.

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