Cauliflower-Corn Tacos with Pico Verde


Make your taco night meat-free and fuss-free with this easy slow cooker recipe. These veggie-filled tacos pair perfectly with our fresh avocado salsa and some crumbled queso fresco.

Cauliflower-Corn Tacos with Pico Verde
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
10 tacos


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 cup small cauliflower florets

  • 2 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped sweet onion

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning

  • 1 - 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped

  • 1 lime

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 10 corn or flour taco shells

  • Crumbled queso fresco


  1. Coat a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. In prepared cooker combine next six ingredients (through chipotle peppers). Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours or high 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until cauliflower is tender, stirring once.

  2. For pico verde, about 30 minutes before serving, remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from lime. In a medium bowl combine lime zest and juice and next seven ingredients (through salt). Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  3. Fill each taco shell with about 1/3 cup cauliflower mixture. Top with pico verde and queso fresco.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
24g Fat
45g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 58.1mg 291%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 850mg 18%
Folate, total 147.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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