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Roasted cauliflower tacos with refried beans and garlic sauce

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Garlic Aioli are a total flavor fiesta. Enjoy these hearty, healthy vegetarian tacos with your garnishes of choice for a taco night favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 300kcal


  • Sheet pan


  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp., plus 2 tsp. adobe sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lime zest (reserve juice for squeezing over the tacos)
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, sliced into florets
  • 8 corn tortillas, toasted
  • 1 (15-oz.) can refried black beans (sub classic refried pinto beans)
  • Shredded red or green cabbage and fresh cilantro for garnish

Garlic Aioli

  • 1/3 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely grated (use a microplane, if you have it)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine olive oil, adobe sauce, honey, lime zest, paprika, cumin, and salt in a large bowl; stir to combine. Add cauliflower florets and toss to coat. Spread florets on a baking sheet, avoiding any overlap. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until tender and charred in some spots.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Garlic Aioli by combining yogurt, grated garlic, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk in 1 to 2 Tbsp. water to thin out to desired consistency.
  • Assemble tacos by spreading refried black beans evenly on each toasted tortilla. Top with chipotle-roasted cauliflower and garnishes of choice. Drizzle Garlic Aioli overtop, and finish with a squeeze of lime juice.


*These also make a delicious taco salad with the garlic aioli as the dressing. Serve over chopped romaine with pico de gallo or fresh salsa.
*Nutrition facts do not include garnishes.


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 700mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g