Curried Cauliflower Tacos with Carrot HummusRecipe Blog Post
2 lbs (I head) cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons O&V Roasted Garlic Grapeseed oil *
1 teaspoon ginger paste or grated ginger
1 teaspoon garlic paste or grated garlic
1 tablespoon O&V Chicken Curry Rub *
¾ teaspoon garam masala *
8 oz Carrot Hummus or any hummus of choice *
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce or spring greens
¼ cup cilantro or parsley, chopped
8 tortillas (flour or corn)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Lime or lemon wedges
Slices of jalapeno
Preheat the oven to 425F and prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper
Mix the roasted garlic oil, curry rub, ginger paste, garlic paste and salt to taste in a large mixing bowl. Add the cauliflower pieces and toss till well coated. Spread in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes (tossing halfway through) till tender and slightly crispy.
Warm the tortillas in a pan, on the grill, or over the flame of a gas stove for 10-15 seconds on each side till warm and slightly charred
Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on each tortilla. Divide the greens, roasted cauliflower and cilantro/parsley amongst the tacos.
Top each taco with pickled onions, sesame seeds, slices of jalapeno and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. Serve immediately.
Active time 15 minutes. Total Time: 45 minutes
* The Roasted Garlic oil adds a nice layer of garlicky flavor to the cauliflower. The Chicken Curry rub is a nice option versus buying individual spices and adds amazing depth to the cauliflower. You can substitute with your favorite, high-quality curry powder instead.
* Garam Masala is a spice blend widely used in north Indian cuisine and is a blend of whole spices of nutmeg, peppercorns, cinnamon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and cardamom pods that have been dry toasted to release their aromatic flavors, then ground to a powder. You can purchase it at any Indian grocery store and even at some well stocked spice departments in regular grocery stores. Or you can purchase it online from Masala Mama.
* I think the Carrot Hummus adds a special contrast to the curried cauliflower, but feel free to use a Lemon, or Garlic Hummus – preferably home-made or store bought but without artificial ingredients or preservatives.
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