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BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Green Tahini Sauce

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Green Tahini Sauce

BBQ cauliflower tacos with green tahini sauce are hearty and healthy with bright flavors for a fresh dinner. These vegan and gluten free wonders are weeknight-friendly and omnivore-approved.
Course Entree, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 tacos


  • 6 cups chopped cauliflower florets from 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper divided
  • 1/3 cup store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce
  • 1/3 cup tahini such as Soom
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves plus extra for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 8 corn tortillas toasted
  • Optional toppings: shredded purple cabbage sliced avocado


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss cauliflower with oil, and 1/4 tsp. each of the salt and black pepper. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with half of the BBQ sauce. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing once halfway through. Brush with remaining BBQ sauce.
  • While cauliflower bakes, combine tahini, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and remaining 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in a small food processor or blender; blend until texture is similar to pesto. With motor running, gradually drizzle in 5 Tbsp. water and blend until sauce is light green and creamy.
  • Assemble tacos by filling toasted tortillas evenly with BBQ cauliflower. Top with shredded red cabbage and sliced avocado, and drizzle with green tahini sauce. Garnish with extra cilantro leaves, if desired.