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BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Tray Bake

50 min


Colorful, easy to make, and bursting with flavor: that is what these BBQ cauliflower and chickpea-filled tortillas are all about. The smokey marinade pairs especially well with the garlicky sauce and crispy red onions. We would definitely suggest adding a couple of slices of creamy avocado and a squeeze of zesty lime juice. Yum!


(3 tacos per serving)


50 min


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Tray bake

  • ½
    medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups (328 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1
    medium sweet potato, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1
    red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    cayenne pepper


  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp (4 g)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    barbecue sauce
  • 12
    small soft tortillas
  • 1
    avocado, sliced
  • ¼
    medium red onion, thinly sliced

Optional garnish

  • fresh cilantro
  • lime slice

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  1. Line a baking tray and preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)*.
  2. Add all the traybake ingredients to the baking tray and mix well.
  3. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 40 - 50 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Stir at least once halfway.
  4. Meanwhile, make the yogurt sauce by mixing together the yogurt and ranch seasoning in a small bowl.
  5. Once the traybake is done baking, add the remaining BBQ sauce and stir to coat. Serve inside the warmed tortillas, topped with sliced avocado, onion, and the ranch sauce. Enjoy!


  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).


  • The BBQ cauliflower and chickpea filling can be stored separately from the tortillas and sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • The garlic yogurt sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Grains & Starches 34%

medium sweet potato

small soft tortilla

Proteins 23%

cooked chickpeas

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 43%

medium head cauliflower

red bell pepper


medium red onion


unsweetened soy yogurt



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CL - June 16, 2024, 3:25 a.m.

This will be on my weekly rotation! Super easy to make and extremely delicious!

Stephen & Rachel Coward - May 21, 2024, 8:05 p.m.

Love this recipe so much! Experimenting with doubling the recipe and freezing half (uncooked) for later in the month. We have a jar of the ranch mix ready to go in the spice jar. We do a vinegar based bbq sauce and it’s so good on the veggies.

Eva Suijker - May 21, 2024, 10:27 a.m.

Loved this recipe. Actually easy to make. It just takes some time in the oven.
Really nice to combine with some left overs from the pulled mushroom tacos with mango blackbean salsa

Caitlin - May 5, 2024, 3:34 a.m.

Really enjoyed this dish. Easy to prep, easy to cook, easy to assemble for plating. I made a few small substitutions due to missing ingredients, used chilli powder instead of cayenne, and avocado was not ripe enough yet. Next time I think I will try with pickled onions as a topper. This is definitely going into my weekly dinner rotation 

PUL Team - May 6, 2024, 11:36 p.m.

Yayy so glad that the tray bake was enjoyed, Caitlin!

viktoria - May 2, 2024, 7:27 p.m.


Kim Tee - May 2, 2024, 9:37 a.m.

So good my husband and I ignored the 4 servings and turned it into 2 with 4 tortillas each. Is can't see this serving 4 people, but that says more about me than a fault in the recipe 🤤

Phoenix Carson - April 28, 2024, 1:49 a.m.

Oh man! Keeping this in my arsenal. So easy! The most timing consuming part was the prep but it still wasn’t bad. This was such a surprisingly delicious dish. Can’t wait to eat this again.

PUL Team - April 29, 2024, 4:28 p.m.

Woop woop! So happy to hear the tray bake was enjoyed, Phoenix 🙌

ratna shankar - April 17, 2024, 7:50 p.m.

Absolutely loved loved this one . Super easy . Thanks for this one

Mickie Couchman - March 11, 2024, 9:02 p.m.

We loved this dish. Easy and tasty.

Sofia - Feb. 25, 2024, 9:59 p.m.

So easy to make and absolutely delicious

Dominika - Feb. 15, 2024, 7:31 p.m.

Love it!

Maxine - Feb. 6, 2024, 3:18 a.m.

This was really tasty!

Carla - Jan. 24, 2024, 11:28 p.m.

This was ridiculously delicious and easy to make. I was pretty generous with the garlic powder as I love it. Boyfriend was impressed. Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 25, 2024, 7:04 a.m.

Woop woop! Thanks, Carla 😊

Kim - Dec. 21, 2023, 3:33 a.m.

This was really delicious! I agree with one of the comments here, don’t leave out the toppings. They take the meal to the next level

Roisin Connell - Dec. 4, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

Me and my partner loved this. Smoky, spicy, sweet 👌🏻✨ will be making again. Thank you!

Quynh Nhu To Tuan - Dec. 1, 2023, 10:14 p.m.

It's a solid meal, however, though I do love most PUL recipes, this was honestly not a favorite of mine and so I won't make it again. Personally, I didn't enjoy the flavor combination of cauliflower and BBQ sauce.

Bethan Harcourt - Nov. 29, 2023, 8:45 p.m.

I unfortunately did not have any barbeque sauce as I thought, but still delicious.

Lisette - Nov. 1, 2023, 7:44 p.m.

I have made your tempeh taco recipe many times and now I think it is time for a variation. :) Approximately how many grams is half a cauliflower? Sorry, I find it easier to have something in grams so I can be sure the proportions are right. ;) And can I replace the chickpeas with another type of bean or perhaps tofu or tempeh?

PUL Team - Nov. 2, 2023, 6:18 p.m.

Hi Lisette, a full head of medium cauliflower weighs about 588g, so half a head is just shy of 300g. Give or take a bit in weight is absolutely fine. You can certainly swap out the chickpeas for any beans you like or tofu for sure. Enjoy!

Rachel - Nov. 1, 2023, 12:18 a.m.

Easy and delicious

Anna - Sept. 5, 2023, 9:03 a.m.

It was pretty good but very spicy 🥵 my partner couldn't eat it for that reason 😅 also I got very bloated after eating two servings (since he didn't eat his). I recommend people to go easy on the cayenne pepper if they can't handle spicy

D - Aug. 31, 2023, 8:24 p.m.

It was so delicious!

Esther - Aug. 10, 2023, 10:58 p.m.

Its the first recipe I try and it’s deliouse! For my kids a little to spicy, they loved the cauliflower.

Emily King - Aug. 2, 2023, 7:11 a.m.

This is the first recipient I have tried - and I love it so much!
So tasty and so easy!

Ines - Aug. 1, 2023, 4:15 p.m.

Thank you for this very delicious recipe. It is so good and easy to make. Today I made it the 2nd time because also my kids love it.

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 5:45 a.m.

Hey Ines, we're so happy to hear it's been enjoyed - even by your kids!

Jennifer - July 23, 2023, 10:38 p.m.

This has become part of our regular rotation of go-to dinners. Super easy and delicious!

Fatima - July 12, 2023, 11:48 a.m.

I was never a fan of using garnishes cuz of the leftovers, but adding the lime juice and a bit of red onion here goes such a long way so don‘t omit that people! 😆
Thanks a lot Pick up Limes for yet another great recipe!

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 12:08 a.m.

Hehe so happy to hear, Fatima! Happy cooking 🤗

Živilė Kindurytė - July 10, 2023, 2:04 p.m.

It was really really delicious! I recommend not skipping lime and cilantro - it takes the taste to another level! Also I used pickled red onions instead of raw - it was super good!

PUL Team - July 12, 2023, 10:43 p.m.

🙌 🙌thank you, Živilė!

Heidi - July 6, 2023, 12:24 a.m.

Sooooo flavorful and great for summer cook outs!

Kristina - July 3, 2023, 8:36 p.m.

Sandee - June 28, 2023, 1:03 a.m.

Easy weeknight recipe with whatever veggies are on hand

Sandy - June 15, 2023, 2:36 a.m.

These are easy and so delicious and filling. Will definitely make these again. Thank you so much!

PUL Team - June 15, 2023, 2:40 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Sandy - thank 🙂

Anna - May 19, 2023, 7:46 a.m.

It would be great if you could include near the top of the article its average rating, and how many 5* ratings it has! That would definitely help when deciding which of your recipes to try out first!
Thanks in advance!

PUL Team - May 19, 2023, 5:06 p.m.

Hey Anna, thanks for taking the time to share the lovely feedback! We've noted down the request as an idea to explore 😃 In the meantime in case it helps, you can use the "highest rated" filter:…

Jella Ringeling - May 1, 2023, 11:41 a.m.

I love bbq sauce! This is a delicious, easy and satisfying meal 😊 in my oven the veggies needed just about 30-35 minutes to bake

PUL Team - May 1, 2023, 11:51 p.m.

So happy to hear, Jella, thank you!

Tiffany - April 29, 2023, 4:49 p.m.

Quick, easy, so tasty and fun on the table. A new go-to recipe for when I don't know what to eat but want something good! And keeps very well in the fridge! Awesome :)

Lucy - April 23, 2023, 12:15 p.m.

Beautiful balance of flavours! We decided to dive back into a vegan lifestyle today and boy were we happy with our first dinner. Absolutely delicious, feeling very inspired again, thanks team!

PUL Team - April 24, 2023, 6:04 a.m.

Awe we hope your vegan journey is a rewarding one, Lucy 🌱 Thanks for letting PUL be part of it!

Lane - April 6, 2023, 8:37 a.m.

Just AMAZING!!!!!

Katarina - April 4, 2023, 2:13 a.m.

Delicious. I omitted the cayenne pepper so it would be kid friendly and it was a big hit once again.

Roberta Watkins - March 31, 2023, 8:36 p.m.

Hello, I love your recipes! However I am now a diabetic, do you have low carb recipes,

PUL Team - April 1, 2023, 2:52 a.m.

Hey Roberta, we don't have any recipes labelled as low carb, but you may find browsing our recipe catalogue here helpful:…. There is an option to exclude certain ingredients if you wish 🙂

Kristi - March 28, 2023, 2:52 a.m.

Love the flavors and how simple the recipe is. I’m trying to get my kids to eat more vegetables and this one did the trick. This will definitely be a dish we will make again.

PUL Team - March 28, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

So happy to hear, Kristi! Sending lots of love to you and your little ones 🤗

Marlies - March 27, 2023, 8:42 p.m.

Easy to make and really tasty! You can easily add more or other vegetables to this dish. The ranch mix is a keeper, so delicious!

PUL Team - March 28, 2023, 7:14 a.m.

Woop woop! Thank you, Marlies 😃

Devoted PUL fan - March 26, 2023, 1:39 p.m.

First of all, I've been living on mostly PUL recipes for almost 3 years now, thank you so much for all the hard work you're doing. I've tried dozens of recipes and maybe one or two didn't work for me, the rest is simply mind-blowingly good.

I love the idea of this dish, I made it and the barbecue sauce with the vegetables works amazing but I discovered I really dislike ranch sauce on the whole, I've never had it before.
Are there any alternative sauces you could recommend for the dish? Also any ideas what instead of chickpeas I could use for protein?

PUL Team - March 26, 2023, 10:07 p.m.

Hey there, so happy the recipes are being enjoyed! You can omit the ranch sauce, or perhaps replace it with a salsa, cashew lime cream like in this recipe:…, or a garlic avocado cream like in this recipe:…. Some alternative ideas for chickpeas include lentils, mushrooms, and tempeh. We hope this helps for now 🤗

Devoted PUL fan - March 26, 2023, 10:11 p.m.

I can't wait to try those options tomorrow with the leftovers, thank you so much for the speedy response!

Lisette - May 30, 2023, 10 p.m.

I would also like to replace the chickpeas, I wonder if you have already tried it with an alternative as indicated above. :)

Sammy - March 20, 2023, 4:07 p.m.

Made this for friends and everyone devoured it!

Patrick Illner - March 19, 2023, 1:07 p.m.

Hey all you lovely PickupLimers,

hope you are well and having a relaxing weekend. :) I hope to meet you live one day and cook together, that would be really mega. I wish you a great week and am in my thoughts with you. Love greeting


PUL Team - March 19, 2023, 6:32 p.m.

Thanks for helping make our community so special, Patrick 💛

Chas - March 17, 2023, 4:05 a.m.

Very good! A very satisfying supper. The avocado goes well with the spice. Will be adding this to my saved recipes.

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 2:52 a.m.

So happy to hear, Chas, thank you!

SW - March 9, 2023, 12:50 a.m.

So Yummy! A keeper.

Laurie - March 9, 2023, 12:44 a.m.

This was so delicious! A must must try!!!

Nia - March 8, 2023, 6:36 p.m.

Dear PUL Team, I hope this message finds you well.

I just wanted to say, all the tray bake recipes were amazing and tasty.
I landed making all three of them along with Orange and Thyme Mocktail in one go for my friend's birthday gathering and everyone liked it.

Thank you for the wonderful work and looking forward to may more.
Best regards

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 7:10 p.m.

Hello dearest Nia, how kind of you to include PUL recipes in the birthday gathering! We're so glad they were enjoyed. Sending hugs your way 🤗

Sheila - March 8, 2023, 5:17 a.m.

Easy, delicious, flavorful! We're a hard crowd to please, and this was great. Will be sharing with my family and friends who are veg/plant-based. Thank you, Sadia and team!

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 6:31 p.m.

We appreciate it very much, Sheila, thank you!

Leroy - March 8, 2023, midnight

Simple. Delicious. Crowd pleaser. Will be making this again!

Charlotte - March 7, 2023, 1:25 a.m.

Wrap meals are among my absolute faves and the ingredients in this recipe are some of my favourites too. With cauliflower, chickpeas, bbq sauce and ranch yogurt dressing, it was impossible to go wrong! I absolutely loved the ease of this recipe and combination of flavours and textures. Its going on my go-to meal list 100%! 🙌🏻🥰

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 5:43 p.m.

Thank you for the glowing feedback, Charlotte, it means so much 🤗

Briana S - March 6, 2023, 6:33 p.m.

I made this for 5 teens in my house and they all requested it a second night in a row! Huge win! Thank you so much!!

PUL Team - March 7, 2023, 2:32 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Briana, thank you!

Katia - March 5, 2023, 2:10 a.m.

Made this for dinner tonight. Substituted broccoli for cauliflower since I had to use it up. Turned out delicious.

Thanks again for another amazing recipe 😊

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 10:05 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Katia, thank you 😃

Kiana - March 5, 2023, 1:10 a.m.

Wonderful! I'm trying to transition into a plant based diet and these tacos were awesome. They were a little too spicy for my family, so I may cut down on the cayenne. Nonetheless, this recipe is fantastic!

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 10:03 p.m.

Thank you for letting PUL be part of your journey, Kiana, wishing you all the best on it 🌱

Martunia - March 3, 2023, 9:05 p.m.

Looks yummy and I'm planning on making it this weekend. One question though: BBQ sauce is mentioned twice in the ingredients list: 120 ml under Tray Bake and 60 ml under Assembly: do we need 120 ml for this recipe or 180 ml?

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 7:59 p.m.

Hey Martunia, when the tray bake is out of the oven we like to toss it in a bit more barbecue sauce, which is the second 60 mL listed in the ingredient list. This makes the total for the recipe around 180 mL but you can also add more or less based on your preferences 🙂

Martunia - March 6, 2023, 7:51 a.m.

Thanks, PUL Team. It's a bit confusing then when on the ingredient list it says "120 ml, divided", when you don't divide it, only add it in one go. Just saying ;-)

PUL Team - March 7, 2023, 2:19 p.m.

You're totally right, Martunia, that was our bad 😜 we've removed the 'divided' - thanks for helping us out! 🤗

Jenny - March 3, 2023, 8:58 a.m.

Excellent recipies, excellent presentation amd videos.

Elizabeth C - March 1, 2023, 12:39 a.m.

I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious and super easy to make! I didn’t add the chickpeas and used chickpea tortillas instead and used coconut yogurt for the ranch sauce and it worked out so well. Will definitely be keeping these in the rotation!

PUL Team - March 1, 2023, 8:32 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, Elizabeth, it means so much 🤗

CJ - Feb. 27, 2023, 6:41 a.m.

Hello, wondering how it would turn out with frozen cauliflower? Currently they are $6 a cauliflower in Aus so frozen would be much cheaper alternative if it works! Thanks

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2023, 6:31 a.m.

Hey CJ, frozen cauliflower doesn't get as crispy as fresh cauliflower but you could still use it. Thawing it to get rid of any ice (such as in the microwave or over water), then patting the cauliflower as dry as possible can help 🤗

Viktoria - Feb. 26, 2023, 6:21 p.m.

Has anyone tried making this with black beans instead of the chickpeas? I have some to use up and would love to try this recipe, but I am not sure how black beans will turn out baked in the oven. Thank you!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 10:23 p.m.

Ooo that sounds like a delicious idea, Viktoria! It might be easiest to start with cooked beans similar to chickpeas. Do let us know if you test it out 🤗

Viktoria - March 10, 2023, 1:02 p.m.

I actually tried it with the black beans, but I wouldnt recommend it - I feel like black beans aren't made for oven baking :D They kind of popped open and were just too dry and crispy. Next time I will stick with the chickpeas.

Marina - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:16 a.m.

I love how quick and easy and hands off this recipe was! My meat-eating boyfriend loved it too. Definitely will make again.

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:22 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Marina, thank you!

Etta - Feb. 25, 2023, 8:16 a.m.

Hi there
Thank you for your generosity in sharing so much with us.
Can I ask, is the print function just for a shopping list for the recipe? When I select print, and choose quantities for 2 people and to show substitutions, I just get a blank cover page, the recipe photo and the ingredients. I'm not sure if that's the way it's meant to be, or if my system is messing things up!
I was struggling with veganism and plant-based eating until I found you - I eat something other than chickpeas nowadays :-)
You, Robin and your team really are an inspiration in what can seem like a dark world at times.
Thank you again

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 1:34 a.m.

Hey Etta, thank you for your patience with printing the recipe! We're able to print the entire recipe, including the directions. Clicking the print button will take you to a new page. Here we can remove the image and/or reduce the font size to make it all fit onto one page if desired. Often the directions are on the second page due to spacing 🙂 We hope this helps for now and thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your journey 🌱

christine volk - Feb. 24, 2023, 6:27 p.m.

Do you mean to have ingredien instead of ingredients on all of the recipes?

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2023, 4:26 p.m.

Hey Christine volk - thanks for the question, that's not intentional! We suspect the last part of the word may be getting cut off on the screen of the device you're using, leading to "ingredien" instead of "ingredients."

Could you kindly share where you're seeing "ingredien" instead of "ingredients" and what device (such as iPhone SE) you're using? If it's easier, you can send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be sure to look into this 🤗

Zainab - Feb. 24, 2023, 5:50 p.m.

Hi, have been a fan of Sadia and P for years. I wanted to ask a question…I have recently had high blood sugars and realized chickpeas and lentils are a lot of carbs :( tofu is a low carb plant protein but is there any other ones you can think of? I love chickpeas but have to cut down.

Thank you PUL team for all the wonderful work you do!

PUL Team - Feb. 25, 2023, 4:20 p.m.

Hey Zainab, thanks for the kind words and for being part of the community for so long! It means so much 🥰 Some lower carbohydrate plant proteins include nuts (such as peanuts), seeds (such as hemp seeds), and soy products such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy dairy or meat alternatives. We hope to share some information on blood sugars in the future, but perhaps in the meantime visiting a professional such as a dietitian may be helpful too 🤗

Zainab - Feb. 26, 2023, 12:43 a.m.

Thank you so much for the quick reply. I am trying to add more plant based meals to my diet but have to manage the carbs too. I look forward to your blood sugar series :)

Want to say another big thanks to the PUL
Team for being all that you are-inspiring, kindhearted and sincere