We live in a time where vegetables experience their 15 minutes of fame, and per Pinterest's recent data, the humble cauliflower is getting its turn in the spotlight. More specifically, Pinterest saves for cauliflower tacos have increased by 101 percent year-over-year as more and more people turn to the vegetable as a suitable meat alternative. Topping Pinterest's list of the most popular cauliflower taco recipes is This Savory Vegan's vegan Buffalo cauliflower tacos, which have been saved 207,000 times and counting. Made with half a head of cauliflower bathed in buffalo sauce and topped with romaine lettuce, avocados, and vegan ranch dressing, it's not hard to see why these tacos are a healthy crowd favorite. Find the recipe below:
Ingredients for the cauliflower:
1/2 head cauliflower cut in bite-size pieces
4 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
3/4 cup Buffalo sauce, separated
Pepper to taste
Ingredients for the tacos:
8 taco-sized flour tortillas
1 head romaine lettuce chopped
1 avocado pitted and diced
Vegan ranch to taste
Cilantro or green onion diced (optional)
Instructions for the tacos:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
In a large bowl combine cauliflower, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper, and 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce. Stir to combine. Spread evenly on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
Five minutes before the cauliflower is done cooking, heat up the remaining buffalo sauce in a saucepan or in the microwave.
Remove cauliflower from the oven and place it back in the bowl. Add remaining heated Buffalo sauce and stir to combine.
To assemble tacos, load each tortilla with romaine, avocado, and cauliflower. Drizzle with ranch, and top with cilantro or green onions. ■
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