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Mexican Street Style Vegan Tacos

DUDE! I cannot even deal right now….


Where do I begin? These taco’s, the filling, the sauce, the seasonings all combine to make a phenomenal tasting dish, even that sentence doesn’t do it justice. I have to start off with the avocado dressing because we just ate it for dinner and my heart is still completely and utterly in love. How can someone get so worked up over a dressing? WE DO! I know you feel those feels over food, that’s why you’re here!

I’m OBSESSED! with this vegan avocado dressing…


This creamy, dreamy, avocado’y taco dressing/dip/sauce is the best thing EVER!! I feel like I’m in a gourmet, organic, healthy chipotle restaurant when I eat this dressing, maybe not that, someplace even better than that, a place unknown to our species. Ok ok let’s not get too carried away, all I can say is that you have to make this avocado dressing like ASAP!! Along with the delicious taco filling of course!

This Mexican street style taco filling is not only so easy to make but it’s full of flavour that packs a punch! Of course if you’re sensitive to spicy/hot food, please adjust the seasonings to your taste bud preference, you still want to be able to enjoy all the flavours and not have a burnt tongue whilst doing so.


The bulk of the filling is made up of cauliflower, chickpeas and corn, yummy right?! Along with onion and spring onion and a heap of seasonings to make you jump out of your seat (not from the extreme spice, it’s not that spicy, but from the pure deliciousness this taco filling exudes).


Fill your favourite gluten free soft taco shells (or the hard corn chip type will also work perfectly) and top it with, remember, the best vegan avocado dressing since guacamole was discovered, and also your favourite salsa! Don’t forget the salsa!! It is Mexican after all…


Mexican Street Style Vegan Tacos
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: Serves: 4-5
  • Avocado Dressing
  • 2 ripe avocados, fleshed removed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Taco Filling
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium sized purple onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium sized cauliflower head, chopped into florets
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large corn on the cob, corn removed
  • 4 large spring onion stalks, trimmed and diced
  • 1 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 packet gluten free soft taco shells or hard corn shells
  • Store bought salsa, to serve
  • Small handful fresh parsley, to serve
  1. Avocado Dressing
  2. Add all dressing ingredients into a blender, blend on high until well combined and smooth. Add a little more water if it’s too thick.
  3. Pour dressing into a clean bowl, refrigerate for later.
  4. Taco Filling
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large fry pan over high heat. Add diced onion, sauté until translucent.
  6. Add cauliflower florets with another 1 tablespoon of oil, cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add more oil if it sticks too much.
  7. Add chickpeas, cook for 2-3 minutes, then add corn and spring onions, mix well. Reduce heat to medium.
  8. Add all spices, seasonings and lime juice to mixture, mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  9. If cauliflower is tender, the mixture is ready. Turn off heat.
  10. Fill up your taco shells, top with avocado dressing, salsa and parsley.
  11. Enjoy!
Store leftover avocado dressing in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 2-4 days.
Store leftover taco filling in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 3-5 days.



  1. I made this today and it was outstanding! Here are the adjustments I made:
    ~ I used fresh garlic where powder was indicated
    ~ I added walnuts to the cauliflower mix for extra protein and some crunch
    ~ I added cilantro to the cauliflower mix as well b/c I love it!
    ~ We made fresh salsa instead of store bought b/c we prefer it
    ~ And we didn’t have paprika so we used chili powder

    LOVED it! And I think the cauliflower mix would go so nicely on rice as an Indian-inspired dish

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Barbara! Wow that all sounds so delicious! I love your addition of the walnuts – genius! So happy to hear you enjoyed these tacos and put your own twist on them. I’ll definitely have to add walnuts next time I make it! Thanks Barbara! x

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