Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

For meatless tacos, try these hot air fryer toasted cauliflower tacos with Peruvian green sauce and pickled red onions.

Air fryer Roasted cauliflower tacos

I have tons of air fryer recipes but needed a quick vegetarian taco to add to the list. These simple roasted cauliflower tacos are a delicious vegetarian taco option made in the air fryer, my favorite appliance. I topped them with Peruvian green sauce, pickled onions, sour cream and coriander. More Taco Recipes You Might Like Tzatziki Fish Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, and Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos.

pickled red onions

How to make pickled onions

If you’ve never made pickled onions before, they’re easier to make than you might think. You can use raw onions in the tacos if you don’t want to pickle them, but I recommend you don’t skip this step – they are so good! Plus, pickled onions will last in your refrigerator for at least two weeks, which means you can add them to salads, burgers, rice bowls, and more.

  • In a small saucepan, heat the apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until it boils and the sugar dissolves.
  • Pour the hot liquid over the onions and bay leaves in a heatproof bowl.
  • Let cool, pour into a glass and chill overnight.

Fry the cauliflower in the air

With the air fryer (affil link) you can quickly and easily prepare crispy cauliflower.

  1. Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil and season with tagin, smoked paprika and salt.
  2. Spray the fryer basket with oil (make sure it’s a “fuel free” spray – I like Bertolli’s one) and add the cauliflower.
  3. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees, shaking the basket halfway.

If you don’t have a hot air fryer, cook your cauliflower in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Cauliflower in the air fryer

Cauliflower tacosVegetarian tacos with pickled onions


  • If you don’t have a tagin, replace it with chili powder.
  • Add avocado or red cabbage for an extra vegetable.
  • Leave the sour cream off for vegan tacos.
  • If you don’t want to make a Peruvian green sauce, use a store-bought salsa verde instead.
  • Use corn tortillas for gluten-free tacos.
  • Swap the tortilla for a lettuce wrap to prepare low carb tacos.

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Air fryer Roasted cauliflower tacos

284 Calories
8.5 protein
22.5 carbohydrates
21.5 Fats

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: fifteen Minutes

Cooling time: 1 D.

If you want meatless tacos, try these toasted cauliflower tacos from the hot air fryer!

  • 4th cups Cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tajin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6th Street taco tortillas, I used Mr Tortilla Low Carb
  • pickled red onions, for brushing (see below)
  • 6th tablespoon Peruvian green sauce, to top
  • sour cream, Optional
  • coriander, for garnish

pickled red onions

  • 1 Red onion, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Cane sugar or maple
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower, olive oil, tajin, smoked paprika, and salt.

  • Sprinkle the fryer basket with oil and add the cauliflower, cook at 400F for 12 to 15 minutes until browned and tender, then shake the basket halfway.

For the pickled red onions

  • In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar, water, sugar and salt until it boils and the sugar dissolves.

  • Place the onions with the bay leaves in a heatproof bowl and pour the liquid over the onions.

  • Set aside to cool, then transfer to a glass and refrigerate overnight.

Pickled onions make 8 servings. Onions can be kept for at least 2 weeks.

Portion: 3Tacos, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5G, Protein: 8.5G, Fat: 21.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 3.5G, Cholesterol: 4.5mg, Sodium: 837mg, Fiber: 6.5G, Sugar: 11.5G

Blue Smart Points: 12th

Green smart points: 12th

Purple Smart Points: 12th

Keywords: Tacos, vegetarian, vegetarian tacos

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