Cauliflower Taquitos


I am beyond excited to share one of my most favorite recipes with you- Cauliflower Taquitos! This is a simple recipe that makes the best lunch or dinner. I’ve been obsessed with these since the day I tried them! Eating taquitos takes me back to summer nights spent in Mexico, laughing with my cousins as we devoured taquitos from the taco lady around the corner. I eat these taquitos drowned in salsa, and occasionally with sliced cabbage on the side- because that’s the Mexico street food way and nothing beats that.



1/2 of a head of cauliflower, cut into florets

-Olive Oil (or vegetable oil)

1 Roma tomato, diced

1 Jalapeno, diced

1/2 Onion, diced

1 Clove of garlic, diced

1 Tsp of salt (or to taste)

Yellow Corn Tortillas (I used the brand pictured below, La Taquera De Casa.)

Cauliflower Taquitos
20+ taquitos| Prep time 20 minutes| Cook time 30 minutes| 


  1. If the tortillas you are using are the frozen kind, defrost the tortillas by letting them sit out. You can disregard this step if they are not frozen tortillas.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook cauliflower for 5-10 minutes until fork tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pan with a bit of olive oil, sauté the diced onion, garlic, tomato, and jalapeños.
  4. Once the cauliflower is tender, mince the cauliflower into small crumbled pieces and add them to the pan with the onions, garlic, tomato, and jalapeños. 
  5. Stir and add salt to the mix, then place the pan to the side and let it cool down for about a minute.
  6. During that minute, wrap about 20 or so tortillas in a clean dish cloth or paper towel and microwave them.
  7. Then, take each individual tortilla out of the towel as you assemble them, keeping the others covered and warm. Put about 1 tablespoon or 2 of the sautéed cauliflower in the end of the tortilla. Roll it up and place a toothpick in the center of the seam to keep it together until you fry them.  Do this repeatedly until you’re out of the sautéed cauliflower. 
  8. Heat the olive or vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Once it is heated, place about 3 to 4 taquitos in the frying pan seam down, frying them for about 3 minutes, then gently flip the taquitos over to allow the other side to fry for about 3 more minutes.  Once the taquitos are crisp and hard, remove them from the pan and place them on a plate with a paper towel and remove the toothpicks. Repeat this step until all of your taquitos are done. – Eat them the way us natives do by drowning them in your favorite salsa with a side of sliced cabbage and ENJOY! 

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