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Vegan Fried Cauliflower Tacos

These cauliflower tacos are fresh and vibrant with plenty of lime to balance the spices.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cauliflower, taco, vegan
Servings: 4


  • 10 corn tortillas

For tomato and corn slaw

  • ¼ red cabbage shredded
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 1 ear of corn husked
  • 2 jalapeños seeds removed diced
  • ½ cup coriander leaves chopped
  • juice and zest of ½ a lime
  • 1 avocado peeled and diced

For fried cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce
  • 5 cups canola oil

For chipotle mayo

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 3 chipotle chillies from a jar of chipotle chillies in adobo sauce
  • zest and juice of ½ a lime


for slaw

  • Heat grill/broiler on high. Cook the corn under the grill for 2 minutes or until lightly charred then turn and cook 2 minutes on the opposite side.
  • Allow the corn to cool then use a knife to remove kernels. In a bowl, combine corn kernels with tomatoes, cabbage, avocado, jalapeños, coriander and half the lime juice and zest.

For chipotle mayo

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined

For fried cauliflower

  • Pour oil into deep fryer or Dutch oven and heat to 180°In a bowl combine flours, salt, pepper, dried spices and nutritional yeast and mix well. In a separate bowl mix the almond milk and hot sauce.
  • Dip cauliflower florets one at a time into milk mixture then coat in flour. Repeat a second time for each floret so they are twice coated. Drop the florets carefully into heated oil one at a time and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil and transfer to a plate covered in paper towel.
  • Serve family style