Cut Cauliflower: Cut cauliflower into quarters. Cut the stem on an angle to separate the florets. Cut florets into roughly 1-inch pieces. Wash, rinse and dry completely before seasoning.
Season: Add cauliflower florets and cooked chickpeas to a large mixing bowl. Add oil and toss everything. Add taco seasoning and toss well to coat.
Cooking Method 1: Roast in Oven
Bake in oven: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread the seasoned cauliflower and chickpeas evenly into a single layer. Cook in a pre-heated 425°F oven for 20-25 minutes.
Check for doneness: Check at the 20-minute mark. If the cauliflower hasn't turned golden on the edges, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Cooking Method 2: Air Fryer (in batches)
Add to basket: Spread the seasoned cauliflower florets and chickpeas in the fryer basket in a single layer. Depending on the size of your basket, you may have to air fry in multiple batches.
Air fry: Air fry at 380°F for 10 minutes, shaking the basket after 8 minutes. Check and adjust seasoning and insert it back into the air fryer for another 2-3 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender on the inside and crisp on the outside.
Green Goddess Dressing
Blend ingredients: Add ingredients in the blender jar in this order: Water, garlic, jalapeno, yogurt, lemon juice, herbs, avocado, salt and pepper. Blend to a smoothie-like consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve.
Warm corn tortillas in the microwave or lightly grill them on the stove using tongs. Spread a few tablespoons of the green goddess dressing on the tortilla, then about ¼ cup of the roasted filling. Enjoy!
Floret Size: When you are cutting the cauliflower into florets, try to keep them as similar in size as possible so they cook evenly.
Drying the Cauliflower: Make sure to dry the florets thoroughly after washing. If they are too wet, the oil and seasoning won't stick.
Cauliflower: Roast until the edges are a deep golden brown and the center is knife tender.
Spice Level: Make spicy cauliflower tacos with more taco seasoning. You can also increase the spice level of the green goddess sauce by keeping the jalapeno's seeds and ribs intact before blending.
Oven vs Air Fryer: Each method takes about the same time, but the air fryer requires a bit more hands on work when air frying in batches. Choose whichever cooking method works best for you.
Green Goddess Sauce: Add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. This facilitates easier blending.
Water: Start with ¼ cup water for the sauce, then add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
Vegan: Replace the Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt or another avocado.
Storage: Keep the cauliflower filling and green goddess sauce in separate containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. I do not recommend freezing.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.