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Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos.

Possibly my most favorite taco recipe to date, Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos!! I know, I know, YUM!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 650kcal


  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 chipotle peppers adobo
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • ½ of a sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped + more for serving
  • 12 toasted corn or flour tortillas
  • 4 ounces feta or goat cheese crumbled
  • lime wedges for serving


  • In a high-powered blender or food processor combine the garlic, chili powder, paprika, chipotle chilies, pineapple juice, vinegar and 1 cup of the pineapple chunks. Blend until completely smooth. Set the pineapple sauce aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the cauliflower and onions, season with salt + pepper. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and the onions have caramelized. Reduce the heat to low stir in the pineapple sauce, the remaining cup of pineapple chunks and the jalapeno. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and coats the cauliflower, there will still be sauce left in the pan, this is good. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
  • Divide the cauliflower among the warmed tortillas, drizzling each taco with the remaining sauce left in the pan. Top each taco with fresh cilantro, lime juice and cheese. EAT


*For added protein you can add one (14 ounce) can of drained and rinsed chickpeas to the cauliflower mix when you add in the pineapple sauce. *Once you have cooked the cauliflower, it can sit in the pineapple sauce for up to 1 day. The cauliflower will absorb more of the flavors from the sauce and be extra delicious. To re-heat, just place the cauliflower back on the stove over low heat until warmed through.


Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 81.7mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 5.1mg