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Chickpea Tacos with Cauliflower and Cilantro Lime Sauce
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Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Spiced cauliflower and smashed chickpea tacos pair perfectly with a creamy cilantro lime sauce and come together in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chickpea, cilantro, lime, tacos, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: Alena Kharlamenko, MS, RD


Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt 2% or full-fat
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro stems removed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz cauliflower florets
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves stem removed and chopped
  • 4 6-inch whole wheat or flour tortillas
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish


  • Heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook for 30 seconds. Add cauliflower, ½ tsp chili powder, ½ tsp cumin, and ¼ tsp salt. Heat for 6-8 minutes until florets start to soften. Scoop out cauliflower and place in a medium bowl.
  • In the same pan, add ½ tbsp olive oil, chickpeas, ½ tsp chili powder, ½ tsp cumin, and ¼ tsp salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Mash the chickpeas with the back of a spatula. Add water to the mixture and mix together until it forms a paste. Heat for 2-3 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Cilantro Lime Sauce: While the cauliflower and chickpeas are cooking, prepare the cilantro lime cream. Mix together Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, water, and salt. Add more water to thin the sauce, if needed.
  • Char tortillas on the stovetop for a few seconds per side.
  • Assemble the tacos. Spread the chickpea mixture in the middle of each tortilla. Top with the cauliflower and lettuce. Drizzle the cilantro lime sauce over the taco toppings. Garnish with cilantro.