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It’s no surprise that I love tacos and buffalo cauliflower. So, guess what I did? I married the two! Here’s an easy vegetarian recipe for buffalo cauliflower tacos. These babies can easily be made vegan by omitting the crema. Enjoy!

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Easy one pan vegetarian/vegan tacos perfect for a week night meal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Keyword: buffalo cauliflower tacos, Tacos, vegan, vegetarian


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot (or your fav buffalo sauce)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash, strain, and break up one head of cauliflower into bite size florets
  • Toss in olive oil and roast in oven for 25 min
  • Take out, flip and add seasoning
  • Toss with Frank's Red Hot
  • Put back in the oven for another 15 min or until golden brown (be careful not to burn)
  • Take out cauliflower, set aside and prep toppings (onion, pineapple, cilantro, cheese)
  • Assemble tacos and enjoy!


Tip: Julienne carrot, shredded cabbage, and pineapple add nice crunch and sweetness

Chop up your favorite toppings. I went with thinly sliced (julienne) carrots, diced onion, fresh cilantro, diced pineapple, and grated some mild Cheddar.

If you prefer flour tortillas, you don’t need to toast these in a pan, but they’ll taste better! Or do it the way I did growing up: just heat up directly on the burner of a gas stove. But be careful not to burn yourself (or catch the tortilla on fire) when dealing with an open flame.

I whipped up a quick sauce to go with the tacos. Top tacos with the jalapeno cilantro crema for a cool compliment to the spicy tacos. Also great for dipping chips!

Jalapeno Cilantro Crema

Total Time5 mins


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  • Combine all ingredients into blender/food processor

I love these tacos because most of the work is chopping and you only dirty one sheet pan. Leave me a comment, post your pics on Instagram, tag @thebitetonight, and let me know how they turned out!