Cauliflower is really popular right now, especially using it to make things like pizza dough and tortillas. You can use it to make lots of different types of tacos, but we like these!
- 1 head cauliflower
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 8 hard-shell tacos
- 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
- 8 dashes hot sauce
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line two rimmed sheet pans with silicone mats or parchment.
Remove the very bottom of the cauliflower stem, as well as the green leaves. Roughly chop. Add about half to a food processor and pulse until it’s almost riced. Some chunks here and there are good—this is supposed to look like ground beef. Dump onto one lined sheet pan. Process the remaining cauliflower florets and add to the sheet pan. (Don’t try to process in one batch! It’s too much volume and will chop unevenly.) Add the olive oil, chili powder, and salt to the cauliflower. Toss. Divide this mixture between the two sheet trays. (Spreading the cauliflower out this much helps it brown, not steam.) Roast for about 20 minutes—rotating the pans top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
When the cauliflower is done, remove from the oven and add the hard-shell tacos—either directly on the oven rack or onto another sheet pan—to toast for a couple minutes, until warm.
Assemble the tacos in the following order: shell, cauliflower, lettuce, cheese, hot sauce.