Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Cauliflower

Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

Vegan Breakfast Tacos – If you don’t like tacos, you can leave now.

I was going to say just kidding, but then I realized nobody left since tacos are undeniably amazing. The best part about them? They can be made for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between. They come in all forms, shapes, sizes and never leave you unsatisfied. This recipe is no exception.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

We obviously love Italian cuisine, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t absolutely demolish a couple tacos per week. Although we enjoy eating many different types of tacos, one thing remains consistent – I overfill my tortilla EVERY SINGLE TIME. Once I start, I just can’t stop piling on the toppings. I clearly have issues, but I can tell nobody is judging since we’ve all been there.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

So for this one, we wanted to make something that would be perfect for breakfast or brunch while adding an Italian touch to it. To achieve that, we made spicy scrambled tofu, lime roasted cauliflower and a perfect cilantro avocado pesto that will knock ya socks off.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

I swear, Steph can attest – I am an avid cilantro HATER.  To say I was skeptical of making this pesto is a huge understatement.  But guys – I damn near ate it all before we served it.  The blend wasn’t too overpowering and topped off them tacos like a champ.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

I’ve been reading, How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gregor, and it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with it. Now, everything I eat, I’m constantly thinking about all the nutrients I’m getting and what they’re doing for my body specifically.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

These Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Cauliflower, folks, are PACKED with a ton of good stuff to power you through the day. You’ll be getting tons of protein from the tofu and the cauliflower, heaps of antioxidants from the lime, cilantro and basil, and other ridiculously good disease and cancer fighting spices like turmeric, oregano, garlic, and cayenne pepper.

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

If you are going to make these for brunch, I have good news. Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Cauliflower pair well with pretty much any drink – especially a tequila sunrise 😉

Vegan Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Tofu Scramble

These tacos are gluten-free when made with corn tortillas or if enjoyed in a bowl. If you do decide these are coming to your kitchen table soon, remember to hashtag #pastabased so we can drool over your creation too.

5 from 2 votes
Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Cauliflower
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Nutritious Vegan and Gluten-free Breakfast Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower, Spicy Tofu Scramble, and Avocado Cilantro Pesto

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Ingredients
Roasted Cauliflower
  • 1 large cauliflower head (about 5 cups - cut into 1-inch florets)
  • 1/2 lime freshly squeezed
  • 3-5 whole garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper
Spicy Tofu Scramble
  • 14 oz extra-firm tofu
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt + pepper (each)
  • 3 tbsp mild salsa
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
Avocado-Cilantro Pesto
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (unsweetened)
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lime freshly squeezed
Instructions
To Roast Cauliflower
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.

  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into small 1-inch florets. In a bowl, mix with olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet with the whole garlic cloves. Roast in preheated oven for 40 minutes, turning occasionally to mix with roasted garlic cloves. Once cauliflower is browned, discard garlic and set cauliflower aside.

To Make Spicy Tofu Scramble
  1. Cut tofu into 1/4-inch pallets and press for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Add tofu scramble spices (except salsa) to a small bowl and mix with 2 tbsp filtered water to form a liquid paste. 

  3. Once tofu is pressed, heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Using your hands or a fork, crumble tofu pallets into skillet and cook until pieces start browning. Add liquid spice mix. Add salsa. Stir to heat up.

To Make Avocado-Cilantro Pesto
  1. Add pesto ingredients to food processor or high-speed blender. Process on high until creamy, about 2 minutes.

To Prepare Tacos
  1. Fill a corn tortilla with roasted cauliflower and spicy tofu scramble. Top with avocado-cilantro pesto.

  2. Optional but always tasty: add a squeeze of lime juice for extra zest, top with salsa and vegan sour cream, and don't forget the hot sauce!

Recipe Notes

Serving size depends on how many ingredients you stuff into your tortillas. I would say you can get approximately 8 tacos with plenty of leftover pesto.

Nutrition Facts based on 1 taco:

April 30, 2017
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3 Comments

  1. Reply

    Way of The Fork

    May 4, 2017

    Hi, great post!! I love breakfast tacos and now theres less guilt 😀 We have shared and featured this on our food community website with a direct link to your original post. Please let us know if you would like it removed. Keep cooking! -WayofTheFork

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      pasta-based

      May 4, 2017

      Hi – thank you! We appreciate all shared / linked content, so of course you can keep it 🙂

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    Misrii - Homemade Food

    August 2, 2017

    look sooo delicious –we love all kind of food! We will have to try making this for breakfast sometime.
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