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Spicy Roasted Walnut & Cauliflower Tacos

Crunchy, hearty and oh-so-versatile, walnuts make it an easy choice when it comes to heart-healthy options
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, low fat
Servings: 6
Author: Dr. Dave


  • Oven with stove top



  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat cauliflower with 1 tablespoon olive oil and dust with salt and cayenne pepper; place on a baking sheet and roast for 25–30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and toast walnuts for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to pan with the cauliflower.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and jalapeño cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt; cook until mixture is thick and excess water has cooked off. Stir in cauliflower mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into warmed tortillas and top with cabbage, cheese, walnuts, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


NOTE: Cauliflower mixture may be ground in a food processor so that it resembles the texture of ground meat.