Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a healthy, easy recipe for dinner! The buffalo cauliflower is baked, then broiled for a crispy texture. It’s then wrapped up in corn tortillas, topped with a dairy free avocado sauce and jalapeno carrot slaw, creating a totally delicious & gluten free taco recipe!

Buffalo cauliflower tacos on corn tortillas with jalapeno carrot slaw and fresh cilantro on plate with small bowl of buffalo sauce

I’m never one to shy away from tacos! Breakfast Tacos, Pulled Pork Tacos or Greek Pita Tacos, there’s no such thing as “too many tacos” in my world!

When it comes to making vegan tacos, I love Butternut Squash Tacos in the fall, Grilled Veggie Chimichurri Tacos in the summer and these Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos year-round!

These tacos seriously couldn’t be easier to make!

Toss some cauliflower with buffalo sauce and roast in the oven. While the cauliflower is roasting, mix up a little jalapeno carrot slaw and blend together the avocado sauce. Once the buffalo cauliflower comes out of the oven, toss it all on a tortilla and you have one seriously scrumptious vegan taco recipe!

Buffalo cauliflower tacos with carrot jalapeno slaw, buffalo sauce, avocado sauce and fresh cilantro

How do you make buffalo cauliflower?

There are several ways to make buffalo cauliflower. You could fry it, grill it or roast it. For this recipe I roast 6 cups of cauliflower with ½ cup buffalo sauce at 425°F for 20 minutes. I then remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss it with a little more buffalo sauce. Next, I place it under the broiler in the oven for 2-3 minutes.

I like adding more buffalo sauce before the cauliflower goes under the broiler to make them extra saucy. I add the broiler roasting at the end to give the cauliflower a slightly crisp texture on the outside.

How many calories are in buffalo cauliflower?

The buffalo cauliflower in these tacos is only 150 calories for the entire 6 cups.

Once you put the buffalo cauliflower in a tortilla and add the toppings, each buffalo cauliflower tacos is still only 126 calories.

Is buffalo cauliflower gluten free?

Yes, this buffalo cauliflower is gluten free. It is made without flour and is tossed in Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, which is gluten free.

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos in Corn Tortillas with Jalapeno Slaw and Avocado Sauce on plate with small bowl of buffalo sauce and fresh cilantro

How do you make Avocado Sauce?

Avocado sauce is made by simply blending an avocado, lime juice, water, cilantro, salt and pepper together in a blender or food processor. I love to use our NutriBullet to make this sauce at home.

How to store Avocado Sauce

To store, pour the avocado sauce into a small plastic storage container. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the avocado sauce in the container making sure it’s pressed into the sauce so no air bubbles are between the sauce and the plastic wrap. Place the lid on the container to seal closed.

The plastic wrap doesn’t allow air to get into the avocado sauce, which is what causes the sauce to go brown.

Buffalo cauliflower tacos on corn tortillas with jalapeno carrot slaw on plate with buffalo sauce and fresh cilantro

Add this taco recipe to your weekly menu today, then fill the rest of your menu with more tacos from some of my favorite food blogger friends!

National Taco Day is October 4th and if you’re reading this post the day it was published, that’s today, so let’s celebrate with some tacos!!

If you’re reading this any of the other 364 days of the year, let’s celebrate today too, because tacos deserve to be celebrated everyday!

Buffalo cauliflower tacos on corn tortillas with jalapeno celery carrot slaw and avocado sauce

Don’t forget to pin these Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos for later and when you make them, be sure to share a pic on Instagram and tag me @WhitneyBond or use the hashtag #WBRecipes!

Buffalo cauliflower tacos on corn tortillas with jalapeno carrot slaw and fresh cilantro on plate with small bowl of buffalo sauce
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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a healthy, easy recipe for dinner! The buffalo cauliflower is baked, then broiled for a crispy texture, wrapped up in corn tortillas, then topped with a dairy free avocado sauce and jalapeno carrot slaw, creating a totally delicious & gluten free taco recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce divided
  • ½ cup carrots shredded
  • ½ cup celery diced
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 8 small corn tortillas

Dairy Free Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado skin & pit removed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss the cauliflower with ½ cup buffalo sauce. 

  3. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven to roast for 20 minutes. 

  4. Remove the buffalo cauliflower from the oven and toss with the remaining ¼ cup buffalo sauce. 

  5. Turn the broiler on the oven to low and place the cauliflower back in the oven directly under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.

  6. While the cauliflower is roasting, toss the carrots, celery, red cabbage, jalapenos and cilantro together in a medium bowl.
  7. Prepare the dairy free avocado sauce by adding all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and pureeing until smooth.

  8. Once the buffalo cauliflower is roasted, remove from the oven and assemble the tacos.

  9. Heat the tortillas on the stove in a dry skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds per side or in the microwave wrapped in damp paper towels for 60 seconds.

  10. Place the buffalo cauliflower on the tortillas then top with the carrot cabbage slaw and drizzle with avocado sauce.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a healthy, easy recipe for dinner! The buffalo cauliflower is baked, then broiled for a crispy texture, wrapped up in corn tortillas, then topped with a dairy free avocado sauce and jalapeno carrot slaw, creating a totally delicious & gluten free taco recipe! #cauliflower #buffalosauce #tacos #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #easy #dinner