Vegan Cauliflower Tacos Al Pastor
These vegan cauliflower tacos al pastor are jam-packed with flavor thanks to spicy cauliflower, pineapple, pickled red onions, avocado, and cashew queso. Who needs meat?! (Just kidding.)
For the pickled red onion
For the cauliflower tacos
Make the cauliflower tacos
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the cauliflower and pineapple and toss with the olive oil, taco seasoning, and salt. Arrange in an even layer and roast until the cauliflower is fork-tender and nicely charred, about 25 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Make the cashew queso
While the cauliflower is roasting, toss all the queso ingredients into a blender and whiz until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan set over medium-low heat and warm, stirring frequently to avoid scorching, until heated through and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. (You’re going to have plenty of queso. Trust us. Cover it and stash it in the fridge and save it for your next batch of tacos or dip tortilla chips into it or simply savor it by the spoonful.)
Assemble the tacos
Heat the tortillas in a pan over medium-high heat or by placing each directly on the burner over medium-low heat until lightly browned, 20 to 30 seconds per side.
Layer on some of the cauliflower and pineapple, cashew queso, pickled onions, and avocado. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.