Charred Cauliflower Tacos with Romesco Salsa
A smoky, mildly-spicy romesco salsa seeps into the filling of charred cauliflower florets in this well-balanced vegetarian taco. Pine nuts add crunch and richness to each bite. "Before we opened our restaurant, my husband, Edgar, and I were newly self-employed and looking for ways to stay afloat," says Sara Mardanbigi, co-owner of Nixta Taqueria in Austin, a 2020 Food & Wine Best New Restaurant, who shared this recipe. "We started hustling Airbnb Experiences at our house with cooking classes. One of the most-popular items guests raved about was the romesco salsa. Once Nixta opened, we ran the cauliflower taco topped with romesco salsa as a seasonal option, and then, because it was in such high demand, we made it a menu staple. To this day, we'll get Airbnb guests coming by to see our taqueria baby in real life — and to try the cauliflower taco, of course!"