Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos


In this vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is tossed with a smoky-tangy sauce made with honey, lime juice and chipotles in adobo sauce before being roasted. Serve with more hot sauce, if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)

  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo sauce (see Tips)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 small head cauliflower (see Tips), cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried black beans, warmed

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

  • Sliced red cabbage, fresh cilantro, guacamole, jalapeño slices and/or lime wedges for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Combine lime juice, chipotles to taste, honey, garlic and salt in a blender. Process until mostly smooth. Place cauliflower in a large bowl, add the sauce and stir to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle onion on top.

  3. Roast, stirring once, until the cauliflower is tender and browned in spots, 18 to 20 minutes.

  4. Serve the vegetables and beans in tortillas, topped with cheese and garnished with cabbage, cilantro, guacamole, jalapeños and/or lime wedges.

    Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Tacos


Tips: Look for small cans of smoked chipotle peppers in adobo sauce near other Mexican ingredients in well-stocked supermarkets. Once opened, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

To prep cauliflower: Remove any outer leaves. Cut off the stem. Turn head upside down and, holding the knife at a 45-degree angle, slice around the stem to remove the core from center of head. Cut the head into large florets. Then, cut or slice florets to desired sizes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
7g Fat
48g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 132IU 3%
Vitamin C 38mg 43%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Sodium 613mg 27%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 93mg 22%
Potassium 662mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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