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Cauliflower Tacos with TVP

April 21, 2023 - By Nautilus Plus

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

Bring something new to your taco nights with this vegetarian version. Skip the ground beef and make way for cauliflower! Here is a recipe for vegetarian tacos revamped with cauliflower and textured vegetable protein (TVP). This delicious recipe will delight your guests at cocktail parties or will simply be a welcome change to your weekday dinners. A quick and easy meal!

Quantity : 4 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) paprika powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) cumin
  • 250 mL (1 cup) vegetable stock
  • 250ml (1 cup) dry TVP (textured vegetable protein)
  • 1 can (398ml) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 125ml (½ cup) fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and place rack in center.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, paprika and cumin. Spread cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is well roasted and coloured.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil and then stir it into the TVP. Allow to swell for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine TVP mixture with crushed tomatoes.
  5. In a small bowl, coarsely mash the avocado. 
  6. Top tortillas with avocado puree, TVP and tomato mixture and roasted cauliflower florets. Add a few pieces of onion and parsley and enjoy.

PS: If necessary, moisten tortillas slightly and heat them for a few seconds on a hot pan.

Want to give your taco party guests more choices? Try these two recipes:

Nutritional values per serving: 455 calories | 18g fat | 58g carbohydrates | 17g fibers | 22g proteins

Anaïs Duval-Violton, Dt.P.

Cauliflower Tacos with TVP is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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