Smoky Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Crema

Grilled cauliflower florets stay meaty-firm, giving them great texture under a blanket of gooey cheese and zesty avocado-lime crema.

World’s Healthiest Taco

Tacos don’t get much healthier than this vegetarian variation! Its star ingredient, cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is low in carbs, fibrous, and rich in folate and vitamins C, E and K – this means it’ll keep you full on a limited number of calories while still packing a hefty nutritional punch. Don’t skip the crema – it’s made with avocado, famously nutritious and rich in heart-healthy fats.

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Prep Time
15 min
30 min



  1. Preheat a greased grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets with one- half of oil until well coated. Add paprika, cayenne and one- half of salt; toss to coat. Rub corn with remaining one-half of oil. Grill cauliflower and corn, turning occasionally until softened and lightly charred, 12 to 16 minutes. (TIP: If your barbecue grates are widely spaced, use a grilling basket to prevent cauliflower from falling through.)
  3. Meanwhile, in a small blender, combine sour cream, one-half of avocado, lime juice and remaining one-half of salt; blend until smooth.
  4. Place tortillas on grill and cook, flipping once, until softened and lightly charred, 20 seconds per side. Wrap tortillas in a clean kitchen towel to keep warm. (NOTE: Do not overcook tortillas or you’ll end up with chips.)
  5. Remove corn kernels from the cob using a sharp knife. Transfer cauliflower from grill to a bowl and immediately top with cheese. Cover dish to create steam and help melt cheese. Thinly slice remaining one-half of avocado. Divide cauliflower and corn among tortillas. Top each taco with avocado slices, corn kernels, avocado crema and cilantro (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories 325
  • Carbohydrate Content 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content 15 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 8 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 348 mg
  • Sugar Content 7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 9 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g