Battered cauliflower tacos

Tasty battered cauliflower tacos served with a red cabbage and carrot salad. These vegetarian tacos are perfect to serve for a fun dinner with family or friends. The crunchy bites of fried cauliflower combines wonderful with the guacamole sauce!

battered cauliflower tacos

If you’re out of ideas what cook to for a meatless monday look no more. These tacos are always the perfect option and will become also one of your favourites to make for taco tuesday. Preparing them didn’t take so long and they are truly exquisite, surely you will also like them.

I love cooking with cauliflower, it really is a wonderful vegetable. With cauliflower I can prepare a lot of dishes: Soups, pasta, salads and even tortillas. Cauliflower is very nutritious and has a lot of fiber; making it ideal for those who follow a healthy lifestyle.

battered cauliflower tacos

Of course, if we talk about my battered fried tacos you’ll think they’re not as healthy as I claim, but believe me, if you eat in moderation you can still enjoy these tacos from time to time.

Or you can choose a more healthy approach for making them, like using an air fryer for instance.

I prepared these tacos because we are in Lent season. And since my husband doesn’t like fish and I don’t like the smell of it at home, I decided to make those bites and enjoy them in a taco. You know, in case of doubt, make it a taco!

HOW TO SERVE THOSE MEATLESS TACOS

With a red cabbage salad. It looks so pretty and the sour taste combines very well with cauliflower.
With guacamole sauce. Or any other sauce you’d prefer. Try this chile de arbol salsa or this fake guacamole.
Tortillas. I make my tacos with corn tortillas but we have also eaten them with flour tortillas and they are delicious!
Lime. Because a taco is not a taco if it does not have a good squeeze of lime.

BATTERED CAULIFLOWER TACOS RECIPE STEP BY STEP

Cut the cabbage and carrots into julienne strips. Place them in a bowl and add salt, pepper and lime juice. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and two or three tablespoons of vinegar. Mix well and let it rest for 30 minutes.

salada for battered cauliflower tacos

Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Fill a large pot with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil.

As soon as the water starts to boi, add the cauliflower. Cover, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.

After the 10 min has passed, remove the cauliflower from the water and drain it in a colander.

Prepare the batter: Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, season with salt and pepper then add the paprika and cumin; mix very well to combine.

flour for battered cauliflower tacos

Add the egg and beer then whisk gently until combined. After mixing you will get a dense mixture (similar to pancakes batter).

mixture for battered cauliflower tacos

Add the well-drained cauliflower to the flour mixture and stir until all the parts are coated evenly.

Heat plenty of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches fry the cauliflower.

frying cauliflower florets

Place fried cauliflower on a plate with paper kitchen towels to remove excess of oil.

crunchy bites of battered cauliflower florets

Warmp up the tortillas in a large cast iron skillet or a comal. Assemble tacos with the cauliflower bites, then top with the red cabbage salad. Spoon the guacamole sauce and serve with a squeeze of lime.

Tortilla tacos

Probably the most difficult part to prepare these tacos is having the tortillas ready. But nowadays they can be found already packaged in almost all supermarkets, especially flour tortilla. Or there are also many online stores that sell them and deliver directly to your home.

Another option is to make homemade tortilla but in this case you must have the right flour to make them. Tortilla flour can be purchased in Amazone.

Corn tortilla recipe (in spanish)
Flour tortillas recipe (video)

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Battered cauliflower tacos

Tasty battered cauliflower tacos served with a red cabbage and carrot salad. These vegetarian tacos are perfect to serve for a fun dinner with family or friends. The crunchy bites of fried cauliflower combines wonderful with the guacamole sauce!
PREP 15 minutes
COOK 10 minutes
resting time 30 minutes
TOTAL 55 minutes
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Servings: 2 people
Author: Maricruz

Ingredients 

  • 600 gr cauliflower
  • 200 gr red cabbage
  • 100 gr carrots
  • 125 gr all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 120 ml blond beer
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ lime
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

To serve

  • Tortillas
  • Guacamole sauce
  • Limes

Instructions

  • Cut the cabbage and carrots into julienne strips. Place them in a bowl and add salt, pepper and lime juice. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and two or three tablespoons of vinegar. Mix well and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Fill a large pot with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil.
  • As soon as the water starts to boi, add the cauliflower. Cover, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • After the 10 min has passed, remove the cauliflower from the water and drain it in a colander.
  • Prepare the batter: Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, season with salt and pepper then add the paprika and cumin; mix very well to combine.
  • Add the egg and beer then whisk gently until combined. After mixing you will get a dense mixture (similar to pancakes batter).
  • Add the well-drained cauliflower to the flour mixture and stir until all the parts are coated evenly.
  • Heat plenty of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches fry the cauliflower.
  • Place fried cauliflower on a plate with paper kitchen towels to remove excess of oil.
  • Warmp up the tortillas in a large cast iron skillet or a comal. Assemble tacos with the cauliflower bites, then top with the red cabbage salad. Spoon the guacamole sauce and serve with a squeeze of lime.
Nutrition
Serving: 1grams
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