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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos with mango salsa

These colourful, spicy vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos are perfect for tacos Tuesday, go meat-free and serve up a fiesta with these spicy, fresh, delicious tacos.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, vegan cauliflower tacos,
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Mango Salsa: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal
Author: babestreetkitchen


  • 1 small-medium sized cauliflower
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup AP Flour
  • 2 tbsps paprika powder
  • 2 tbsps mustard powder
  • 2 tbsps onion powder
  • 2 tbsps mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsps garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps chili flakes
  • Soft corn tacos or flour tacos
  • Hot Sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt & Pepper

Mango Salsa

  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Avocoado
  • 10 Mint leaves
  • ½ red onion
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • leaves from cauliflower
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Juice ½ lemon


  • Pre heat oven to 200°C
  • Brake up the cauliflower into small florets aim for equal pieces
  • Make the batter. Add the coconut milk, flour, herb and spice into a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined the batter should be a little thick but pourable.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and begin to dunk your cauliflower florets into the batter mixture. Completely cover the florets in the batter drip off any excess and place on the tray. Repeat until all the florets are covered you can do multiple at a time.
  • Pop the cauliflower into the preheated oven and turn the oven down to 180°c let cook for 20 minutes
  • Whilst waiting for the buffalo cauliflower make the mango salsa. Dice all ingredients into small pieces and combine together in a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste and add the lemon juice combine all ingredients together. Put in the refregiartor while you wair for the caulfilower
  • After 20 minutes pull out the cauliflower and cover in hot sauce. Give it a good toss and put back into the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • 5 minutes before the cauliflower is ready, cook your taco shells. Cook them over an open flame on the stove for best flavour! If you'd prefer you can cook them in the oven or in the microwave as per the packet instructions.
  • After 40 minutes the cauliflower should be ready to come out of the oven. The cauliflower should be cooked all the way through and the batter should be slightly crispy.
  • Once your tacos shells are cooked it's time to build yo tacos. Cauliflower, mango salsa your fav sauce. Serve up with a beer or a margarita and you're sorted.


  • Brake up the cauliflower into even pieces so they cook evenly in the oven.
  • If you want them to be more crispy they can be fried, I do however prefer them baked.
  • To make GF switch out the AP flour for GF AP flour
  • I have made these using all types of plant-based milk and canned coconut milk works the best.
  • When battering the cauliflower, using a fork to let excess batter drop off is the best method I have found – let as much excess batter drop of as possible.
  • Not into the heat use a milder hot sauce over the cauliflower bites – the hot sauce goes on halfway through the bake to give them a spicy glaze.
  • Not feeling tacos? No worries hunni bee the buffalo cauliflower bites are dope by themselves.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.9g | Protein: 9.1g | Fat: 21.2g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fiber: 10.9g | Sugar: 17.4g