Cauliflower Tacos: Who Knew?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cauliflower whaaaa???

Yeah, I hear that.

So I’ll let the photo do the talking.

Cauliflower Tacos

Total deliciousness, that’s what.

Beyond fabulous flavor, the “why” is pretty obvious, too.

These cruciferous-filled tacos are more nutritious and planet-friendlier than most of their meat-centric cousins given they’re composed of, well, cauliflower. My favorite white-headed crucifer is crazy low in calories and sublime when roasted. Tossing it with poblano, jalapeño, and chipotle peppers alongside tomatoes and pinto beans led to my creation of Mexican cauliflower, the inspiration behind today’s tacos and one helluva side dish.

All I did here was stuff that spicy mixture into a soft whole wheat tortilla—if you’ve not yet made the switch to whole grain products, do learn more why you should here—and topped it with diced avocado and cilantro. A scatter of cheese, spoonful of sour cream, and dice of onions add even more oomph.

And because who doesn’t love tacos?

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Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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