Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

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Cauliflower Pita Tacos with Tahini Sauce

Another Friday and another week has come to an end. I know I say this so often but I can’t help it because it seriously surprises me – this time and how fast it flies! Wow it will be the 8th month of 2015 in just few more days and then the festive season will start. I was speaking to my hubby in the morning and I said all this while I was waiting for mom-dad to visit us, they came and now they left too. It’s seriously crazy, how the hell are weeks passing like days!

Anyway since it’s Friday, it calls for a quick dinner. Yes I don’t know about you but for me Friday=quick dinner and what better than some homemade tacos? Homemade pita bread topped with roasted cauliflower and veggies and drizzled with a generous amount of tahini sauce = delicious dinner ready in no time! Bonus it’s healthy and vegan!

Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos with Tahini Sauce

What made these tacos amazing was homemade whole wheat pita bread! Do you guys know how easy it is to make pita bread at home? So easy and so much better than the store bought stuff. When I make it at home, I know I’m eating the healthy stuff and fresh out of my oven. I mean look at these perfect pita breads! Get the recipe for these here.

Homemade Pita Bread

Once you have the pita bread ready, all you need to do is roast the cauliflower and saute the veggies. And then assemble everything and eat! I think I ate way too many because they were just so good! Feel free to use store bought pita bread here if that’s what you prefer. If you love Mediterranean flavors like me, then you will love these vegetarian tacos.

 

Method

Start by making the pita bread. Get the full recipe with step by step instructions here. You can also use store bought pita bread. For dinner to be ready in 30 minutes, you should make the pita bread in advance. [PS: Don’t you love how they puff up!!]

Now make the tahini sauce. In a food processor, add tahini paste, lemon juice, water, salt, pepper, red chili flakes, garlic and parsley. Pulse to combine.

Scrape the sides and bottom and pulse few more times. Don’t make it too thin, you can always adjust the consistency of the sauce to preference. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and refrigerate.

Cauliflower Tacos with Tahini Sauce Recip-Step-1

In a pan/bowl, add cauliflower florets. Add curry powder, salt, pepper and olive oil and mix till all the cauliflower florets are well coated.

Transfer to a baking pan and bake at 425 F degrees for 22-25 minutes, flipping once in between. Remove and set aside.

While the cauliflower is in the oven, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan on high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, bell pepper and white part of scallions. Saute for 1-2 minutes only on high heat, we want the veggies to remain crunchy. Remove from pan and set aside.Cauliflower Tacos with Tahini Sauce Recip-Step-2

To assemble the roasted cauliflower pita tacos, warm the pita bread and then place the roasted cauliflower and sauteed veggies on each pita bread. Drizzle with tahini sauce and serve immediately with some more tahini sauce on the side. Garnish with green part of scallions!

Yes, you can even submerge the tacos in tahini sauce, the more the better!

Pita Tacos with Tahini Sauce

* Make ahead: Make pita breads a day in advance. That way you can have dinner ready in 30 mins, all you need to do is roast the cauliflower. And while the cauliflower is in the oven, you can make the tahini sauce and saute the veggies!

* Tahini sauce tastes best when it’s cold. So I will recommend refrigerating it for a bit before serving.

* Homemade pita bread can be stored in the refrigerator. Wrap it with a foil and refrigerate. When you want to use it , simple heat them up on a pan.

* The cauliflower I used here was quite small, if you are using a bigger cauliflower you may need to increase the amount of curry powder and olive oil.

Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

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Serves: 4 tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos with sauteed veggies and drizzled with tahini sauce. Quick, easy and healthy!
Ingredients
Tahini sauce
  • ½ cup tahini paste
  • ½ cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon dried parsley
Cauliflower
  • 1 cauliflower, small head
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Veggies
  • 1 onion, small, cut into slices
  • 1 bell pepper, small, cut into slices [any color]
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 pita breads [homemade or store bought]
    Instructions
    Make the Tahini sauce
    1. In a food processor, add tahini paste, lemon juice, water, salt, pepper, red chili flakes, garlic and parsley. Pulse to combine.
    2. Scrape the sides and bottom and pulse few more times.
    3. Don't make it too thin, you can always adjust the consistency of the sauce to preference. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and refrigerate.
    Roast the cauliflower
    1. In a pan/bowl, add cauliflower florets. Add curry powder, salt, pepper and olive oil and mix till all the cauliflower florets are well coated.
    2. Transfer to a baking pan and bake at 425 F degrees for 22-25 minutes, flipping once in between. Remove and set aside.
    Saute the veggies
    1. While the cauliflower is in the oven, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan on high heat.
    2. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, bell pepper and white part of scallions.
    3. Saute for 1-2 minutes only on high heat, we want the veggies to remain crunchy. Remove from pan and set aside.
    Assemble the pita tacos
    1. To assemble the roasted cauliflower pita tacos, warm the pita bread and then place the roasted cauliflower and sauteed veggies on each pita bread.
    2. Drizzle with tahini sauce and serve immediately with some more tahini sauce on the side. Garnish with green part of scallions!

     Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos with Tahini Sauce

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    48 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

    1. WHOA– I really, really, really love the roasted cauliflower in this recipe! Actually just bought ahead of its at the supermarket, so we may be making these tomorrow night for quick and easy dinner over Netflix 🙂 I always love how gorgeous your photos are, Manali. Thank you so much for sharing this! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      1. Thank you Ala!! I’m glad you liked the recipe and thanks for the photo love. I wasn’t really happy with the pictures! Have a great weekend!

    2. I haven’t made cauliflower in far too long, and roasting is my favorite way to make it. I’m totally craving it now, and looks delicious with that sauce!

    3. wow.. sometimes food is the one thing that gets you into talking.. Love for pita bread is growing day by day and I am in love with these tacos.. Love your ways of experimenting.. 🙂

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