Meatless Monday: Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos

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A couple months ago, I finally branched out and tried a cauliflower dish for Meatless Monday.  I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed it that I’ve been trying to be better about breaking out of my comfort zone.  Especially when it comes to Meatless Monday, I find myself preparing the same dishes, mainly because I’m not quite sure of how to fix it.  (This week, I’m attempting tofu AND eggplant in the same dish 😉 )

Last weekend was a little bit of a doozy.  Munchkin was up all Saturday night with a dry cough (Thanks, allergies!), and it took him a couple days to get over it, which meant little sleep going on in this house.  Monday, I just couldn’t get both of us out of the house, and I was scrounging for a meal.  Hubby had made a Costco run and had stocked us up on veggies, so I knew I could throw something together for dinner.  Then, I remembered that we had tortillas and cauliflower in the fridge.  That combo sounded intriguing.  Again, I was surprised by how GOOD cauliflower can be!  And, let me just tell you about the tortillas.  Hubby found these at Costco, and let me just tell you that they are AMAZING!  With only five ingredients, they have got to be the closest thing to homemade that you can get from a store.  (I keep thinking that I’ll try making my own from scratch, but don’t hold your breath!)  These are actually uncooked, and all you do is heat them in a dry pan for about 30 seconds each side.  Easy Peasy!

Hubby and I FINALLY managed to prepare our taxes last Monday night (Nothing like waiting until the last minute!), so I didn’t have time to blog, but I did want to share this recipe with you.  (Better late than never, right?!)  Hubby purchased turbo tax about a month ago, but when he went to install it on our iMac, he learned that our OS was outdated.  Ugh!  I love Apple products, but I’m getting really frustrated with our iMac.  There are several updates that we don’t qualify for with this particular OS.  We either have to purchase a new OS or a new computer.  Aggravating.  We ended up borrowing our neighbors laptop (Thanks, K!), but we’re definitely going to have to figure out something for next year.  Part of me wants to go back to the laptop, but I just can’t decide.  😉

Cauliflower Tacos


2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
Juice of 1 lime
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS water
1 cup of chickpeas (I had some in the freezer)
1 small head cauliflower, washed and cut into bite-size florets
Tortillas (Seriously, try these!)
Greek Yogurt (Fage is my favorite to substitute for sour cream as a topping)
Shredded cheddar (Buy a block and shred it yourself!)


Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, whisk together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, lime juice, olive oil, and water. Add chickpeas and cauliflower, and stir until coated. Transfer to a baking sheet. Roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring about halfway through.  Spoon the cauliflower onto a tortilla and top with yogurt, cheddar, and Sriracha.
Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower Tacos

Bon Appétit!





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