Cauliflower Al Pastor

Cauliflower Al Pastor

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Course Appetizers, Side Dish, Vegetarian Dishes
Servings 4


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 red onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple cut into chunks
  • 2-3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 tbsp adobo ancho, or regular chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder to thicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1 jalapeno sliced, de-seeded
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil of choice
  • Chopped cilantro and lime wedges for garnish


  • Using a cast-iron skillet or skillet of choice, heat oil on medium-high heat.
  • Add chopped onions and grated garlic and saute until browned.
  • Add chunks of pineapple and pan fry in the onions. Let the pineapple caramelize.
  • Meanwhile, place chopped cauliflower florets in a microwavable bowl. Cover and place in microwave for 3-4 minutes until slightly steamed, but not fully cooked.
  • Add chopped cauliflower, all spices, vinegar, arrowroot powder and saute with pineapple and onions until fully combined.
  • Add in jalapeno slices and mix them in well.
  • Taste and adjust salt and seasonings as necessary.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges. Great in warmed tortillas or on its own!
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