I know what you’re thinking, “cauliflower taco shells, really?!”. The answer is an emphatic “Yes!!”. I’m not mocking regular taco shells or tortillas, but trust me when I say these will surely, please even the most die-hard taco lover out there.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a taco shell in no time. I use a very small amount of Xanthan Gum as a stabilizer, and it helps to prevent the ingredients from separating. You will be able to fold the shell without it breaking and falling apart. I have made these without the Xanthan Gum also. Adding this ingredient does not change the flavor. It is merely a matter of preference; both are really good!! Wow your family on your next Taco Tuesday:)!!
1 medium cauliflower
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Zest of one lime
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon Xanthan gum (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut cauliflower into large pieces and place in food processor. Pulse cauliflower until it resembles couscous.
Place cauliflower in a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes (stir halfway through cooking process).
Put cauliflower in a light cotton towel or cheesecloth. Be careful because the cauliflower is very hot! I used rubber gloves while squeezing the water out of the cauliflower. Squeeze until you think all the water is out (and then squeeze it some more).
Place cauliflower, and the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine just until the ingredients come together. Scoop mixture onto the baking sheet and press and form into 6 circles (approximately 6 inches in circumference).
Gently press the top of each shell with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the shells over and bake for 7-8 more minutes.
Remove from the oven. Rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes and place them on a cooling rack.
Shell can be used immediately, or you can wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate or they can be frozen and used at a later time.
I made shrimp tacos and drizzled them with avocado yogurt…..Yum!! You can get really creative. The sky is the limit!!
I hope you make these. You will not be disappointed! If you make them, tag me on Instagram @goodeatsbymimi and show me a picture. I would love to see your creations!