A Perfect Holiday Entertaining Appetizer
Need a new appetizer that tastes great and would be perfect to serve at your next holiday get-together? I have an easy solution for you. These street tacos are made with Big Mountain Foods Cauli Crumbles and topped with your favorite vegetables and a simple creamy cilantro garlic sauce.
Vegan meat substitute, perfect for tacos
If you are vegetarian or vegan, you have probably tried some veggie crumbles in the past. These Cauli Crumbles are really different than any other meat substitute. When you heat these in a pan with a little bit of oil, they turn into crispy nuggets of deliciousness. You cannot even really taste that these crumbles are made from cauliflower.
Big Mountain Foods has many vegan meat substitutes
We tried four of the Big Mountain FoodsBig Mountain Foods products and they were all spectacular. They tasted great and my meat eaters loved the flavor and texture.
There are some fantastic breakfast products:
- Superfood Breakfast Bites
- Four flavors of Breakfast Links: Fiesta, Big Brat, Superfood, and Mama Mia
There are also some wonderful lunch and dinner options:
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble
- Mushroom Bites
- Broccoli Boost Veggie Grounds
- Veggie Patty
Veggie Crumbles are a perfect meat substitute in mini tacos
These tacos are really quite easy to make. You can make each step in advance and then assemble them when your party begins. Quick pickle some vegetables, we used onions and radishes. Simply put some thinly sliced vegetables in a small bowl and cover with lemon or lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Mix together and let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Make your cilantro garlic sauce by placing all the sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor. Let this cilantro sauce chill in the refrigerator too.
Cauli Crumble is very versatile
You can heat the Cauli Crumble in the microwave or in a pan. I sauteed the crumble in a little bit of olive oil and it turned into a crispy delicious crumble. You can see in the photo above, the crumble even looks a little like ground beef.
Cilantro Garlic Sauce is easy to make and great on tacos
The cilantro garlic sauce is really easy. Put all the ingredients in your food processor or blender and store it in your refrigerator for up to a week. This sauce tastes great with tacos, fish, or chicken.
Sautéed vegetables are delicious on tacos
Sauté your favorite vegetables in a little olive oil. We used mini peppers and red onions. You can use any vegetables you have in your refrigerator.
This veggie ground crumble can go in tacos or in many other dishes. We have tried it in sandwiches, soups, salads, and mixed with pasta. You can add the Cauli Crumble wherever a recipe calls for ground beef.
Big Mountain Foods are made in Canada
Big Mountain Foods is women-owned and family-operated. They began this business in 1987. Their mission is to create naturally vegan products that taste great. Big Mountain Foods products are nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and non-gmo.
- Street Taco tortillas (small size tortillas)
- Cauli Crumbles
- Red onion
- Cilantro Garlic Sauce:
- 3/4 cup cilantro
- 1 jalapeno
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup mayo
- juice from one lemon
- juice from one lime
- Saute your peppers and onions in a little olive oil, then set aside.
- Make your cilantro garlic sauce by putting all the ingredients in a food processor and blend.
- Quick pickle some red onion and radish.
- Thinly slice the onion and radish.
- Cover with lime or lemon juice and add a teaspoon of sugar.
- Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Heat up your Cauli Crumbles in a little olive oil until crispy.
- Heat up your soft tortillas in a pan.
- Assemble your taco.
- Top your soft tortilla with some Cauli Crumbles, sauteed vegetables, pickled vegetables, and top with cilantro garlic sauce.
This recipe is an entry in the Big Mountain Foods Holiday Entertaining appetizer contest. You can follow Big Mountain Foods on their website, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. This post was sponsored by Big Mountain Foods. All thoughts, opinions, recipes, and photos are our own.