Cauliflower Taco Meat. Easy 1 Pan Cauliflower Walnut Crumble. No Skillet needed Use in tacos, wraps, burrito, nachos, salads! Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe. Can be nut-free.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Total Time50 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Gluten-free, Mexican, Vegan

Keyword: cauliflower walnut taco meat, vegan ground beef, vegan taco meat, vegetarian taco recipe


Calories: 214kcal


Cauliflower Walnut “Taco” Meat:

  • 1/2 cup (58.5 g) raw walnuts
  • 1/2 (0.5 ) small onion chopped
  • 1/2 (0.5 ) jalapeno optional
  • 1 small head of cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1/2 medium tomato , or 2 tbsp salsa, or oil packed sundried tomato
  • 2 tbsp or more chili powder blend (recipe that I use below)
  • zest of a lime
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt

Cilantro Avocado Cream:

  • 1 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) or more salt
  • 1/4 cup (4 g) cilantro
  • a dash of black pepper and cayenne

Chili Blend:

  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika (1 tsp sweet and 1 tsp smoked or 1.5 sweet and 1/2 tsp smoked for less heat)
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) each of garlic powder onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (tsp) chipotle chili powder or flakes
  • a good dash of ground cinnamon , all spice/clove, black pepper, cayenne



Additional flavors: Add 1 tsp or more vegan Worcestershire sauce, some habanero pepper, poultry seasoning or vegan bouillon seasoning

** Depends on the size of the cauliflower, age of spices etc. Add more to the mix after tasting and mix in well. You can also add in more when the mixture is cooling after baking.

Nut-free: Use sunflower or pumpkin seeds or more cauliflower 

Nutrition is for 1 serve of cauliflower meat and avocado cilantro dressing, does not include tortillas


Nutrition Facts

Cauliflower Taco Meat – Cauliflower Walnut Taco Filling

Amount Per Serving

Calories 214Calories from Fat 162

% Daily Value*

Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Sodium 522mg23%

Potassium 598mg17%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 7g29%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 2240IU45%

Vitamin C 26.3mg32%

Calcium 59mg6%

Iron 2.5mg14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.