Tacos are staple Mexican food, and they’re very popular in the US. So, today I decided to add my Palestinian twist to it. Fried cauliflowers are very popular within the Palestinian cuisine, we eat them with a squeeze of lemon and salt, or mixed with tahini dressing as an appetizer or in a stew or maklouba (another popular dish, I will blog this recipe in the future) and other recipes.
So, I was inspired with all the vegan dishes out there to come up with this idea of cauliflower tacos!
For lighter and healthier option, I grill the cauliflower rather than frying. The first step is to separate cauliflower florets after washing, spread florets in a baking sheet, sprinkle olive oil, salt, and cumin, mix well and bake for about an hour on 400 degrees preheated oven, or/and until cauliflower turns golden brown.
Once cauliflowers cooled off, fill each taco with small florets of grilled cauliflower, onions, pickles, shredded cabbage and drizzle tahini dressing on the top. Shatta- Palestinian hot sauce can be added for those who love spicy food.. yum!
Ingredients for baking cauliflower
- 1 cauliflower
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Ingredients for Tahini dressing
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame oil)
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ lemon juice (adjust to taste)
Add water to tahini and keep stirring, until the mix turns into liquid pasty, it will look more like a a thick dressing, then add lemon and salt.
Ingredients for Tacos
- Grilled cauliflower
- 4 ounces shredded red cabbage
- ¼ of a red onion
- Tahini dressing
- Pickled cucumbers
- 6-8 tacos
- Preheat oven on 400 degrees.
- Separate cauliflower into small florets after rinsing, mix with olive oil, salt, and cumin and spread in a baking sheet.
- Bake for about an hour and until florets start turning into golden brown.
- Once cauliflowers cooled off, fill each taco with small florets of grilled cauliflower, onions, pickles, shredded cabbage and drizzle tahini dressing on the top. Shatta- Palestinian hot sauce can be added for those who love spicy food.. yum!
This was a hit during thanksgiving vacation. I would have never thought of putting these ingredients together w a tortilla. Thank you! Will be doing it many more times.
That’s great Mariann, glad you liked this dish.