Soft Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower, Leeks & Peppers

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo here is a simple and delicious recipe for soft tacos with roasted cauliflower, leeks and peppers with a few Mexican spices. Since we are celebrating Mexican culture, I would like to take this opportunity to share these photos I took of beautiful Mexican tiles at gorgeous Spanish Mission style buildings in and around California.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Soft Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower, Leeks & Peppers

Ingredients:

  • Head of 1 cauliflower cut into small florets or a combination of cauliflower and broccoli
  • 4-6 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 leeks cut thinly
  • 1 bell pepper or 10 shishito peppers finely chopped
  • Soft tacos – 10-12
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp chives
  • 1 cup crumbled Queso Fresca Mexican cheese or 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil
  • Salsa or taco hot sauce (optional)

Directions:

  • Roast the cauliflower:  Toss cauliflower florets with 6 cloves garlic, salt and 2 tbsp oil.  Spread on a baking sheet and roast in a 375-degree oven for 30 minutes until veggies are charred and tender, tossing at the halfway mark.  Take out of oven and sprinkle 2 tbsp taco seasoning and toss. Set aside.

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  • Sauté the leeks and peppers:  In a pan sauté leeks and peppers with 2 tbsp oil until slightly charred.  Add the roasted cauliflower, salt, and mix-into the leeks.  Veggies are ready for soft tacos.

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  • Make the Greek yogurt dip:  Mix together Greek yogurt and chives with salt and pepper.

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  • Assemble the soft tacos:  Spread yogurt dip on one soft taco. Top with roasted cauliflower leek and pepper mix.  Garnish with goat cheese or queso fresca.

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  • Top with salsa. Soft tacos are ready!

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6 thoughts on “Soft Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower, Leeks & Peppers”

  1. I love decorative tiles. There are come beautiful stairs with decorative tiles in San Francisco gardens. I have not been there but would love to go.
    Your recipes are really good. Your blog is my favorite recipe book!

  2. I love decorative tiles. I have been collecting them for years from my travels to Mexico, Portugal, Turkey, and I even have one from Morocco that one of my friends brought back. I love tiles!! They are so organic and natural yet make an artistic stateement. In Lisbon they had a beautiful tile museum which was so cool to see, with tiles dating back centuries.

    I am so hapy to hear that you are trying my recipes and like them too!! That is the best feedback ever! Thank you so much for letting me know!

    Have a wonderful Sunday Maria! ❤️

  3. The tiles are gorgeous! I’ve always admired tile work. It brings back memories from my childhood summers in Spain. Thanks for the delicious recipe. Your recipes are always worth trying. Every single dish I’ve tried have been really good. Thank you! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Maria

    1. I love decorative tiles too. I have been collecting them for years from my travels to Mexico, Portugal, Turkey, and I even have one from Morocco that one of my friends brought back. I love tiles!! They are so organic and natural yet make an artistic stateement. In Lisbon they had a beautiful tile museum which was so cool to see, with tiles dating back centuries.

      I am so hapy to hear that you are trying my recipes and like them too!! That is the best feedback ever! Thank you so much for letting me know!

      Have a wonderful week Maria! ❤

      1. I bet your collection is very beautiful. I have been admiring tile in Morocco a few times. I think it’s the natural look, that appeals to me. Have a wonderful Thursday 🙂

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