This jerk cauliflower recipe is perfect for loading into tortillas or taco shells. Add this to your meal prep rotation to spice things up!
These jerk cauliflower tacos are here to change the game. We're criss-crossing Jamaican with Mexican to create a special kind of spicy fusion taco situation that you're gonna L.O.V.E.
What is jerk seasoning?
I thought maybe I should start here for this post. Have you ever had jerk-flavored food before? Ever heard of it? If you've tried it before, it's probably safe for me to assume that you loved it. And if you haven't tried it, you're going to love it. (As long as you like spicy food.)
Jerk seasoning is a cornerstone of Jamaican cooking, but it is believed to have originated in Africa. It involves blending a number of key spices to create a dry rub, which is typically used to marinate meat. Today, we're using cauliflower. Because, as we all know, cauliflower is that magic veggie that we can use to create rice, or to lighten up pizza crust, or to swap for meat in sliders. See? Magic.
You could totally buy pre-made jerk seasoning at the store. I wouldn't blame you one bit for simplifying. BUT – just let me say, I highly recommend using the recipe provided to make your own seasoning. I created it specifically for the cauliflower and I tested it until it was just right. Slow building heat, layers on layers on layers of flavor, and the slightest hint of sweetness from a dash of sugar (which also helps the cauliflower crisp up!).
You will not stop at one jerk cauliflower taco. You will not stop at two tacos. You may in fact eat ALL. THE. TACOS. But if you don't, just keep in mind that this recipe is absolutely perfect for meal prep.
Make a big batch of the jerk cauliflower and the possibilities are endless. Pack it into rice bowls. Toss it into a salad with your favorite veggies. Wrap it into a tortilla with all of the fixings for a lunch burrito.Print