Check out my new vegan Al Pastor Tacos recipe. Prepared on gluten free tortillas with a filling made from roasted cauliflower seasoned with curry and turmeric, fresh homemade salsa, and onion. A vegan taco recipe nobody should miss.
Last week one of my old friends called me – I was very happy to hear from her because it’s so easy to lose touch when there is a bit of a distance. It didn’t take long to realize that she sounded different. She sounded more… energetic. It’s funny how you can get that strong impression from just hearing a person’s voice but it was true.
Last time I saw Sabrina before moving out of town, she was in her usual state. Red eyes, nose running, rough voice. All the time I knew her, she had been troubled by colds.
It didn’t take much for her to get sick: an open window and a bit of a draft, or a slight drizzle – and you could count on her start sneezing or worse. I found that quite worrisome because it’s not only the constant colds – it’s more than just an annoyance. This can have long lasting effects on your whole body.
Everyone of us knows how drained of energy you feel with only a short cold. Now imagine that on an almost constant basis…
Now, however, Sabrina sounded more vital than I could remember her for long time. I remarked jokingly that my moving out of town must have been good for her. She laughed out loud (when did I last hear her laugh so good?) and said: “It’s your ‘fault’, for sure. But not as you think.” I was a bit puzzled and couldn’t quite get what the heck I could have done – good or bad – to be responsible for this.
One thing we often did get into slight arguments about was her not so healthy way of eating. This is how we get to my vegan Al Pastor Tacos. She was devouring a lot of “convenience” food, combined with frequent visits to the kebab stand. I told her that maybe she should try more fresh food. Her standard reply was “vitamin pills”. *Sigh*
But apparently she had taken a good look at Contentedness Cooking since I left – probably as some way of keeping in touch what is going on with me. At some point she must have given in and tried some of my recipes. “I tried your recipes for a week – I considered it an experiment if I could live without animal products.”
That alone stunned me. “I was surprised how good that tasted. And after that week, I felt like I had more energy. I felt stronger.” That made me very happy for her. But not as happy as what followed: “Since then I have mostly stuck to recipes from your blog. And I haven’t had a cold since.” Now, that was unexpected and I certainly didn’t know what to say!
We continued chatting for a while and she told me that she had a request: she is an ardent taco lover – and particularly of Al Pastor Tacos – and wanted a new taco recipe to get some variety to my Vegan Tacos.
How could I deny this? So here is my new recipe for vegan Al Pastor Tacos. Not only are they packed with nutrients and it’s a really easy recipe. Extra healthy because the cauliflower is first marinated with turmeric and curry before being roasted.
I know some of you guys are afraid of oil, but it is necessary that you mix the turmeric with a little amount of oil otherwise it’s very difficult for your body to absorb the healing benefits. It’s similar to activate the vitamin in a carrots. Finally, for my Roasted Cauliflower Tacos you only need to add your favorite salsa, onion and herbs.
I also added diced pineapple for an extra health boost. That’s all for Sabrina’s new delight. What are you waiting for? Try the vegan Al Pastor Tacos now!Print
Check out my new Roasted Cauliflower Tacos recipe. Prepared on gluten free tortillas with a filling made from roasted cauliflower seasoned with curry and turmeric, fresh homemade salsa, and onion. A vegan taco recipe nobody should miss.
- 1 cauliflower
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 pineapple
- favorite salsa
- 1 onion
- vegan and gluten free tortillas
For the Roasted Cauliflower:
- Preheat oven to 390°F/200°C.
- Wash the cauliflower and break it into small florets.
- In a small bowl, whisk together turmeric, curry, and the olive oil. Combine with the cauliflower and transfer to a casserole dish or baking sheet.
- Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes. Keep checking regularly so that the cauliflower does not burn.
To assemble the tacos:
- Finely chop the onion and the cilantro.
- Briefly warm up the tortillas, spread your favorite salsa in the middle.
- Add the roasted cauliflower and top with a good amount of onion dices and cilantro.