Butternut Squash Cauliflower Trail Tacos

Adam Kingman

Killer tacos for the trail. Quick, simple, and delicious.

For those of you who have exhausted your freeze dried meal options and peanut butter sandwich supply, this one's for you. Here's a quick and easy recipe you can take anywhere, requires little prep and cooking time, and tastes almost as good as... actually it tastes better than your mom's tacos. 


Butternut Squash Cauliflower Tacos

Ingredients
olive oil
garlic - minced
butternut squash - cubed
cauliflower - grated
salsa
black beans
tortillas (corn or flour)
cheese (your choice)
avocado

Pre-trail prep
Throw cubed butternut squash, grated cauliflower, and garlic in a ziplock bag with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Once sealed, mix it up, and refrigerate it. If you're going to be on the trail a long time before cooking, feel free to freeze it.

Cook

  1. With your stove set to high, cook your ziplock mixture until the edges are toasty and brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once browned, return to medium heat and cover. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Mix in a few spoonfuls of salsa to the mixture. Add the strained beans and stir it up.
  4. Lay a few tortillas on top of the mixture and cover it to warm them up. 
  5. Once the tortillas are soft and awesome, it's time to eat. Serve on the tortilla, garnish with cheese and avocado. 

Cheers! 

Pro Tips

1. Trader Joe's now sells small packets of coconut oil. They an excellent alternative to olive oil, and way easier to transport than a jar. 

2. Reduce as much trail waste and weight as you can. Dice, grate, mix, strain whatever you can in advance and freeze it.

Published: March 19, 2017

Adam Kingman

Ayo! I ski by moonlight and cook by campfire. I love decent magic and making amigos on the trail.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.

Climbing in 18-Degree Weather to Shoot the Sunrise

Vantage, Washington

One of the things that I love about photography is how the quality of light can make or break a photo. When shooting outdoors it is those early hours in the morning that I love the most.

0 Saves

6 Reasons Why You Should Use a Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography

When most people start out taking landscape photos, they think they need to get a wide angle lens in order to capture the whole landscape. When I bought my first DSLR, I was one of those people.

1 Saves

Southern California's Off-Season Gems: Mojave, Death Valley, Alabama Hills, and Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, California

It all started with a simple Google search. My buddy, Cameron, and I were procrastinating studying for our law school finals when we started daydreaming about a getaway.

3 Saves