If you're in need for the *perfect* taco for Taco Tuesday, look no further than my Roasted Chimichurri Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce. Not only are these the easiest and most crave-able tacos that you will ever eat (yeah, I said it: EVER), but they are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and the perfect way to combine Meatless Monday with Taco Tuesday. I am all about making delicious, healthy eating as simple and easy as possible, and these tacos hit all of the marks!
For the Roasted Cauliflower:
- 1 Head Cauliflower chopped into small pieces
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
For the Chimichurri:
- 3/4 Cup Raw Almonds unsalted
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 3/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Cup Parsley Leaves packed
- 1 Cup Cilantro Leaves and Stems packed
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Water
For the Garnishes:
- Sliced Avocado
- Purple Cabbage very thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the cauliflower ingredients to the baking sheet and toss to coat evenly.
Place in the oven and bake for 11 minutes, flip and cook for another 15 minutes – or until crispy on the edges.
Next, prepare the chimichurri: In a food processor, add the almonds, and pulse until a meal forms.
Add remaining ingredients and just a few tablespoons of the water, reserving the rest to use if needed.
Pulse until a thick sauce forms - like pesto! If too thick, add the remaining water. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
Next, prepare the tacos. Toast the tortillas over an open burner set on the lowest flame for about 1 minute per side. This will scorch them a little and make them a bit crunchy. If you don’t have a gas burner, just warm the tortillas in foil in the oven.
Add the roasted cauliflower, the red cabbage, avocado, and top with a drizzle of the chimichurri sauce and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
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