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April 26, 2018

cauliflower tacos (8 of 6)

We all know there is lot of buzz in the media with the humble cauliflower these days. A vegetable that was once abhorred, detested and generally chosen last in the shopping trolley has come made a comeback to the podium limelight, thanks to those vegans out there who have been toying with new ideas to create magic from the limited choice of food options. New ways are being experimented to incorporate these cruciferous vegetables in our daily diet.

Cauliflower rice or salad or the traditional Indian Pakora to name a few.

Growing up in India, these vegetables were considered seasonal only available in the cooler months. One of the best prolific produce for winters. Often on our way back home after a long drive the sides of the highways would be lined with farmers selling their produce and my parents would happily stop the car and load up the car boot with these winter produce straight from the framers yard with me drawing a long face.

However those delicate flowers would always turn out to be insanely delicious when my mum would simply stir fry the flower heads with few basic spices and a dash of turmeric to enhance the whiteness to a golden hue. Somehow I never got over the bland taste of these white flowers taking a more decided interest in their distant cousins the broccoli. Honestly these days I still find them tasteless and making curries with them is an absolute no no for us.

So I try and find some ways to sneak in these vegetables as I am certain they too must pack a generous amount of goodness in them. I find that pulsing them in a food processor to a coarse blend makes them taste much better.

cauliflower mince (7 of 2)

 

cauliflower mince (8 of 2)

 

My boys love nachos and tacos. So this interesting version of cauliflower mince was a twist to the regular ones with kidney beans. These meatless version of Tacos are a great way to enjoy this Mexican treat for a meatless Monday dinner.

 

cauliflower tacos (7 of 6)

cauliflower tacos (9 of 6)
I haven’t heard any winging so far from the boys when I secretly sneak in the cauliflower mince along with kidney beans for the tacos. The texture of the salsa is absolutely delicious. Do give it a try and you never know it might become your family favourite too.

cauliflower tacos (12 of 6)

cauliflower tacos (11 of 6)

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER FILLING FOR TACOS

Cauliflower tacos

  • 1/2 cauliflower head, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 can Kidney beans drained
  • 1 can chopped tomato or 3 to 4 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red cabbage
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup coriander finely chopped
  • Store brought soft and hard taco shells

Using a food processor, pulse cauliflower heads into a coarse blend resembling fine mince.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and stir fry it for a minute.

Add chopped tomatoes. Stir fry it another for 3 to 4 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly tender. Add Cauliflower mince, beans and taco seasoning at this stage. Stir fry them only for 2 to 3 minutes. Don't over cook them as cauliflower will realise moisture. Remove it from fire and add chopped capsicums ( red and green) and garnish it with coriander.

Check the seasoning and add more salt if needed. The filling is now ready.

Assembling

Check the packet instructions and cook the tacos accordingly. Arrange sour cream in a bowl, mash avocado, squeeze in few drops of lime juice, season it with salt and pepper. Keep it aside in a bowl. Arrange soft and hard taco shell in a plate. Fill in the cauliflower mince in the tacos, Top it with finely shredded cabbage, cheese. It is ready to serve. Enjoy with sour cream and guacamole (avocado mash).

 

cauliflower tacos (10 of 6)

 

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