These Crispy Cauliflower Tacos are a delicious weeknight meal! The crispy cauliflower bites are nestled into a soft corn tortilla and topped off with a finger-lickin-good lime crema.
Cauliflower is the hot new thing. Cauliflower rice, cauliflower wings, and now, Crispy Cauliflower Tacos. Just like I didn’t think cauliflower wings would be an edible appetizer experience, I had my doubts about cauliflower tacos, but let me set aside your fears, these babies are a 10 outa 10.
Once the cauliflower is breaded and cooked, it is reminiscent of popcorn chicken. When breading the bites, we use a three part breading station for maximum crispness, because crispness is where it is at. They bake into crispy little nuggets with soft and “meaty” interiors. They get TONS of flavor from the seasonings we add to the breading mixture.
These crispy cauliflower bites get nestled into taco shells with cabbage for crunch, onions and cilantro for flavor, and then they get smothered with a homemade lime crema. Sign me up for this Taco Tuesday!
Cauliflower is the “meat” of these tacos, but packs in a bunch of nutrition benefits that chicken just can’t match. One serving of cauliflower has 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs. This pale veg can reduce our cancer risk, can prevent clogged arteries and high blood pressure, and even help balance hormones.
Cabbage comes from the same family as cauliflower, and this is one family with potent health benefits! Cabbage juice has been shown to heal stomach ulcers and improve overall digestion. Cabbage can also support a healthy cardiovascular system and improve bone health.
To make perfect crispy cauliflower, there are a few guidelines to follow. First, cut your cauliflower into small florets. They should be one bite sized pieces. This small size allows the cauliflower to cook through before the exteriors burn. You also want to shake off excess breading that is clinging to the cauliflower. If you don’t gently shake this off before baking, the bites will still turn out crispy and tender, but a little dry, so give them a gentle tap to get off the excess.