Who doesn’t love a good taco? So many options and possibilities! I decided to come up with a healthier version of your traditional beef taco and I was super happy with the results! You may be thinking that ground turkey and cauliflower is a very strange combination but I urge you to keep an open mind! Stay with me!
Cauliflower is a great alternative to ground beef. We sometimes eat just cauliflower tacos, but I decided to try a version with a little more lean protein. Honestly, my kids didn’t even notice the cauliflower mixed in with the ground turkey and all 4 kids ate these without complaint and liked them! These tacos are super easy, quick, healthy, and tasty. It’s a win on all levels! I like to serve black beans on the side and for extra fun and splurging, we will make a Michelada for the adults!
This is also an easy dinner for guests that prefer to eat healthier. You can make this dish vegetarian by simply taking out the ground turkey and doubling the cauliflower!
If you have any questions and/or comments please leave them below or send me a message!
-2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
-3 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
-2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander
-1 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder or regular Chili Powder (*Optional)
1 head of cauliflower chopped
-1-1.5 lbs of ground turkey
-1 package Frontera taco sauce
-Good Flour and/or Corn Tortillas
-Cilantro, Shredded lettuce or Mexican Slaw (pre-made mix), Tomatoes, Sour cream, Chipotle Sour Cream, Avocado, red onion, Lime wedge, Jalapeños,
- Pre-Heat the Oven to 400°
- Remove the core of Cauliflower and Chop the cauliflower heads into small-medium pieces and put into a bowl
- Toss the cauliflower with Olive Oil, Cumin, Ground Coriander, Chili Powder (if using), Salt, and Pepper
- Put the cauliflower on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and roast for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned and tender
- While cauliflower is roasting, heat a medium skillet on medium heat and drizzle a small amount of oil into skillet. Add ground turkey, cooking, breaking apart with a wooden spoon until browned. Add the package of Frontera Taco sauce, mix thoroughly until combined and reduce heat to low.
- Once the cauliflower is done, using a food processor, blender, or mini-blender, pulse the cauliflower until it is in small bits and resembles ground beef (about 3-5 pulses)*See Notes. You don’t want it to become too mushy. Add the cauliflower to the ground turkey and stir well until fully incorporated and heated through.
- Serve with your favorite toppings!
If you don’t really care if the cauliflower is “hidden” or incorporated into the ground turkey, you can always skip step 6 and leave it as is and put it straight from the oven into the skillet with the browned ground turkey.
If you want to make it Vegetarian, just leave out the ground turkey and double the roasted cauliflower and spices!
I usually cook whatever side we are having while the cauliflower is roasting and the meat is browning! Black beans are my favorite!
This recipe is great for lunch leftovers or you could add any leftovers to make a breakfast taco or just add to eggs! YUM!!!