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.)
20+ taquitos| Prep time 20 minutes| Cook time 30 minutes|
- 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.
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook cauliflower for 5-10 minutes until fork tender.
- Meanwhile, in a large pan with a bit of olive oil, sauté the diced onion, garlic, tomato, and jalapeños.
- 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.
- Stir and add salt to the mix, then place the pan to the side and let it cool down for about a minute.
- During that minute, wrap about 20 or so tortillas in a clean dish cloth or paper towel and microwave them.
- 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.
- 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!