Mexican Cauliflower “Mince”

If you are a fan of Mexican food but will keep it plant-based, this one will tick all your boxes. This recipe can easily replace the minced meat that’s normally used. The flavours are a mix between medium spicy and smoky. It’s very easy and quick to make. You can easily use it in a burrito bowl (as in the picture), soft tortilla bread or with hard shell tacos. Be creative with the veggies you like!

Gluten Free   -   Dairy Free   -   Vegan


1/3 cauliflower head
1 1/5 cup of walnuts
4 tsp. smoked paprika
4 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. dried garlic
3 tsp. dried oregano
½ cayenne pepper


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Place all the spices in a bowl and mix them together
  3. In a food blender put the walnuts, cauliflower and spice mix. Combine until semi-fine crumbs. If it doesn’t all fit and you have to divide it up, make sure you do the same with the spice mix.
  4. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 10-15 min, until a light golden colour. For a more even cooking, turn the crumbles around half way through.
  5. All done and ready to enjoy! Use this vegan “mince” to your favourite Mexican dish in any creative way you like

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