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two vegan BBQ cauliflower tacos on a white plate

Vegan BBQ Cauliflower Tacos

These vegan BBQ cauliflower tacos are packed with veggies, making them a delicious and nutritious dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword bbq cauliflower tacos, vegan cauliflower tacos
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 240kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


For the BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpeas:

  • ½ large head of cauliflower, chopped (or 1 small head)
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce

For the Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Tacos:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Toss the cauliflower and chickpeas in the olive oil and BBQ sauce, and spread on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the slaw: In a medium bowl, toss together the shredded cabbage, cilantro, oil, maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon, and salt.
  • Right before serving, warm the corn tortillas. Place them, one at a time, over the direct flame of a gas stove or in a hot skillet. When they get a little charred on the bottom (15 to 60 seconds, depending on which method you’re using), flip them with tongs to warm the other side. Place them on a plate and cover with a slightly damp paper towel until you’re ready to use them.
  • Add a scoop of cauliflower and chickpeas to each tortilla. Top each with a little slaw, pineapple, avocado, and a drizzle of extra BBQ sauce. Enjoy!


Notes: This recipe makes eight tacos. The nutrition analysis below is per taco. For a meal, I recommend a serving of two tacos.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per taco):
240 calories, 9 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 330 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 3%, Vitamin C: 93%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 7%


Calories: 240kcal