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Vegan Cauliflower Pineapple Tacos

What a perfect way to introduce our Something to Taco ‘Bout Taco Spice Blend to you! This delicious and unique recipe for a meatless taco is perfect for when you are craving Mexican flavors and looking for a healthy twist. The cauliflower is used as a substitute for pork in this tiki-style, sweet and savory taco using pineapple chunks that are roasted to perfection with the cauliflower and our Something to Taco ‘Bout spice blend.

The fixings make the meal. Add sliced jalapeños, pico de gallo, pickled red onions and the most amazing cashew queso to complete this taco dinner. So what are you waiting for? Grab the spice and give them something to talk about with this recipe!

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

For the Tacos

  • 8 small
    Blue or regular corn tortillas
  • 1
    medium head yellow or white cauliflower
  • 1 cup
    ripe pineapple cut into small chunks (canned, diced ok, but be sure to drain well)
  • 2 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • Optional garnishes: diced avocado, cilantro, green onion, pico de gallo, jalapeño, thinly sliced, pickled red onions, lime wedges

Cashew Queso

  • 1 cup
    Raw cashews
  • 1 cup
    water
  • 2 tbsp
    nutritional yeast
  • 4 ounces
    tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • ¼  tsp
    chili powder
  • ¼  tsp
    turmeric powder
  • ¼  tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    agave nectar

For the Tacos

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F° and preparea 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Break apart the cauliflower into 2-3 inch florets.
  3. In a large glass bowl, toss the pineapple with the cauliflower florets and add the olive oil, Something to Taco "Bout spice and sea salt.
  4. Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cauliflower is fork-tender and crispy on the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Cashew Queso

  1. Place the cashews and water in a high-powered blender and blend for 20 seconds. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.  
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth for 20-30 seconds. If the mixture is thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time to get a velvety smooth consistency.
  3. Remove from the blender, add to a small saucepan and keep warm over low heat.

Put the Tacos together

  1. Heat the tortillas over a grill or use a cast iron pan to warm them through. Lay them on a plate and add a smear of the cashew queso to each.
  2. Add two heaping spoonfuls of the baked cauliflower and pineapple mixture.
  3. Top with cilantro, pico de gallo, jalapeño slices, shredded cabbage, pickled red onions. Enjoy!
Samantha Binkley
samantha@healthyonyou.com