Vegan Cauliflower Keto Taco Wraps
This recipe was made by our certified health coach Melissa Nohr. She is a busy mom of 2 sets of twins and she is passionate about whole food nutrition and healthy lifestyle on a budget. She does nutrition coaching with people all over the world via Skype and at Exodus Health Center. Check out her coaching page here and enjoy these beautiful keto cauliflower taco wraps!
Ingredients (Use Organic if Possible):
- Medium head of cauliflower
- One medium onion
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp chili pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 ½ tsp oregano
- 2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Butter or loose-leaf lettuce leaves
- 2 avocados
- 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp chopped shallots
- Juice of 1 fresh lime
Servings: Makes 4-6 wraps
Step #1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step #2: Chop cauliflower and onion into small pieces.
Step #3: Toss cauliflower and onion with avocado oil, chili pepper, cumin, oregano and 1 tsp salt.
Step #4: Roast cauliflower and onion mixture in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness.
Step #5: While cauliflower is roasting, make guacamole by combining two mashed avocados, cilantro, shallots, 1 tsp salt, and lime juice.
Step #6: To assemble, top one lettuce leaf with cauliflower mixture and guacamole.
Step #7: Enjoy!
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is a fantastic, plant-based keto recipe that is full of powerful nutrients, fiber and healthy fats. If you are looking to reduce your meat consumption and get the benefits of ketosis while enjoying great tasting foods than this recipe should be a regular staple at your home.
Cauliflower is full of sulfur compounds called glucosinolates such as the powerful sulforaphane and isothiocyanates which have been studied to be very effective for phase II liver detoxification and as cancer stem cell neutralizing agents. I am a HUGE fan of doing a lot of cruciferous veggies such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, etc.
It is important to either steam, bake, sautee or marinate these in order to soften the hard outer cellulose fibers and make them easier on your digestive system. Most of us have experienced the gas and digestive challenges that come with consuming too much raw broccoli or cauliflower. Always best to lightly cook these as in this recipe, ferment (sauerkraut or kimchii as an example), blend/juice or marinate them in vinegar or lemon to make them easier to digest.
Avocado is one of the very best foods you can eat on a regular basis and adding it to vegetable recipes increases the carotenoid anti-oxidant absorption you get from the veggies. It also provides the healthy fat calories that make this a keto recipe and very satiating so you won’t have food cravings later in the day.