Make bite-sized keto Mexican street cauliflower in 20 minutes right in your oven. It’s as spicy or mild as you want – perfect side dish or snack.
The Best Mexican Cauliflower
This recipe is a low-carb twist on popular Mexican street food – street corn. As much as I love corn on the cob, it just doesn’t fit into a low-carb lifestyle. Thankfully, you can still enjoy the flavors and textures of street corn – just use cauliflower!
This recipe has the same flavors as classic street corn. The chili powder, cumin, jalapeno, and cilantro give it the unique spice and zesty taste that you love!
Oh, and you can’t forget the crumbled cotija cheese. It adds another layer of texture and flavor that turns normal cauliflower into the tantalizing street fare.
Sheet Pan Cauliflower Recipe
The best thing about making the cauliflower in the oven is that clean-up is super easy! Save yourself even more time by using parchment paper.
Plus, you don’t have to watch it closely when it’s in the oven. It only takes 20 minutes and then it is ready to eat.
If you want it to have a more authentic look and feel, put the cauliflower on bamboo sticks. Then it will more closely resemble street food.
Keto Cinco De Mayo Recipes
This is one of my favorite low-carb Cinco de Mayo recipes because it doesn’t even taste like cauliflower. In fact, if you want to serve it as a meal, you can add some keto Mexican cauliflower rice on the side with a low-carb taco chicken.
Don’t stop with just cauliflower. These spices taste delicious on other types of vegetables too. Add some broccoli and asparagus to the sheet pan and you have a colorful side dish.
My favorite way to eat it is just as a snack or as a fun appetizer before a party! Since this recipe has almost no carbs in it, you will have room to indulge with other foods.
Healthy Cinco De Mayo Food
Cauliflower is incredibly good for you. It’s not just low in carbs, but it is really high in vitamins and nutrients too. In fact, it’s called a superfood because people who eat it have a lower risk of developing cancer.
It’s packed with fiber (which is good for your gut) and is high in both vitamins B and C (for your immune system). The antioxidants in cauliflower protect your cells from DNA damage.
It’s amazing just how good cauliflower is for you, and this recipe helps you enjoy more of it!
Side Dish With Jalapenos
The jalapenos in this recipe are completely optional. If you have kiddos or family members that don’t like spicy foods, leave them out. Honestly, I use jalapenos a lot because I love them so much!
This is one of my favorite side dishes because of the jalapenos.
Easy Mexican Street Cauliflower Recipe
Here is the entire list of ingredients to make this easy cauliflower recipe. Exact measurements can be found below within the printable recipe card.
1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.
2. Spread chopped cauliflower on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Top with 1 tsp of chili powder.
3. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, tossing halfway.
4. In a bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, garlic salt, chili powder and cumin. Stir in the juice of ½ lime (approximately 1 tbsp). **Slice the remaining half of the lime into wedges.
5. Remove cauliflower from the oven and top with dressing. Garnish with cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and sliced jalapeno (if desired).
6. Serve with remaining lime wedges.
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Mexican Street Cauliflower
Make bite-sized Mexican street cauliflower in 20 minutes right in your oven. It's as spicy or mild as you want - perfect side dish.
- 1 Head of Cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup Cotija Cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Lime
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/4 tsp Chili Powder add another tsp for roasting the cauliflower
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Jalapeno
Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.
Spread chopped cauliflower on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Top with 1 tsp of chili powder.
Cook for approximately 20 minutes, tossing halfway.
In a bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, garlic salt, chili powder and cumin. Stir in the juice of ½ lime (approximately 1 tbsp). **Slice the remaining half of the lime into wedges.
Remove cauliflower from the oven and top with dressing. Garnish with cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and sliced jalapeno (if desired). Serve with remaining lime wedges.
Calories: 225 per serving
Net Carbs: 5 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.