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Vegan Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos
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5 from 4 votes

Vegan Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos

Vegan al pastor tacos are made with a marinated cauliflower mixture, tossed & cooked down in spicy & slightly sweet al pastor sauce. Al pastor with a twist! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cauliflower, Dinner Ideas, Tacos, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: rylee


Adobo Sauce

  • Juice from 1 14 oz. can Pineapple Chunks about ¾ cups
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks from same can reserving the rest for cauliflower
  • ¼ cup white vinegar⁣
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1 if you prefer less spicy⁣
  • 4 cloves garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika smoked or regular works
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cauliflower Filling

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil⁣
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • Remaining pineapple chunks from same can
  • ½ lime juiced
  • cup cilantro + more for topping
  • Corn of flour tortillas
  • Toppings: jalapeños cilantro, avocado, extra lime, dairy free yogurt (my fav!)


  • ⁠In a blender, add all adobo sauce ingredients and blend until smooth
  • In a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil, cauliflower and onions and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring often, until cauliflower has browned, is tender and onions are caramelized
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in adobe sauce and remaining pineapple chunks
  • Simmer for 8 minutes, letting the sauce reduce, coating the cauliflower, then stir in the cilantro and lime juice
  • Fill your tortillas with the cauliflower adobo and top with all of your fav taco toppings! ⁣⁣