These vegan cauliflower recipes will definitely make you a fan (if you weren’t one to begin with)! While being super healthy, they also pack insane flavor! You’ll get addicted to this nutritious vegetable in no time.
Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
It turns out that no one ever really needed chicken wings. We could have been enjoying that spicy-delicious Buffalo sauce with cauliflower this whole time! Easy to make, these cauliflower wings are oven-baked and crispy and so much healthier than those chicken wings!
There are a lot of meatless curries out there but this one really stands out. Cauliflower and chickpeas belong together as bases for the green curry paste, ginger and garlic. Bonus — you’ll get plenty of fiber from the cauliflower and protein from the chickpeas.
How can something made at home be easier than picking up takeout? Because meals like this Cauliflower Shawarma Bowl can be made in one big meal prep session that will take care of lunch for the whole week. Think of the cash you’ll save!
Don’t you love it when everything you need to be a healthy human being is perfectly portioned in a single bowl? When it actually tastes delicious, can there be anything better? Treat yourself to this indulgence and make this Teriyaki Cauliflower Power Bowl ASAP.
You know the reaction home cooks get when they walk out of the kitchen carrying a steaming roast? Vegans shouldn’t be deprived of such showstopping drama. A garlic and smoked paprika whole cauliflower is worthy of that an entrance.
Kung pao is one of the most popular preparations on any Chinese food takeout menu and for good reason — it’s totally delicious! This time, let cauliflower step up and take the heat. You can fry it or bake it but no matter how you make it, deliciousness will ensue.
You always hear about cauliflower replacing carbs, starches or even chicken but you never hear about it being the stand in for seafood — until now. Cauliflower Scampi can be ready in 30 minutes! Its luscious wine and garlic sauce will make you feel like you’re at a three-star bistro.
Making fried rice is pretty easy but making cauliflower fried rice is ridiculously easy. Pulse it in the food processor and then sauté it with a bunch of lovely veggies. Best of all, you can eat a mound of it without the slightest hint of guilt.
When cauliflower mac and cheese isn’t quite awesome enough, why don’t you break all the rules and make Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Pasta with little florets of cauliflower all tossed with a zingy, spicy Buffalo cream sauce. This is the vegan comfort food you never knew you needed.
This recipe is the perfect example of kitchen wizardry. If you treat the cauliflower like it’s a protein, it will behave like a protein. Here, it’s marinated in tequila, lime and spices and then roasted. Next thing you know, it’s the star of the best taco ever.
If you don’t feel like saucing your cauliflower, why not make your cauliflower the sauce! In this Easy Vegan Broccoli Alfredo Pasta, the cauliflower is hiding in the sauce, using all of its wiles to add creaminess and vitamins to your unsuspecting dinner. We’re on to you, cauliflower.
There’s a trend of mashing cauliflower and trying to pass it off as a mashed potatoes substitute. If you reject this, you’re not alone. This recipe solves the problem. There’s no reason why these two veggies can’t they work together. Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes gives you the best of both worlds.
Most people know that potatoes and leeks get along very well in a soup. On those occasions where potato has other obligations, cauliflower is more than happy to step in. You can make this healthy, dairy-free Cauliflower and Leek Soup in only 30 minutes!
Whoever decided to cut cauliflower into cross sections and call them steaks was genius! Treat them just as you would a steak, like how this recipe seasons them with a sinfully fragrant Moroccan spice blend. Add a few lentils and some saffron rice and dinner’s ready!
What do you do with leftover cauliflower? You create a roasted cauliflower salad! Add a few other veggies and then make some tasty Almond Butter Dressing. Toss the whole thing together and you have a super economical and diet-friendly meal everyone will enjoy.
Elegance. That’s what Cauliflower Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce brings to the table. This veganized version of a classic French preparation is a winner all the way around. It can also be an appetizer or even an entrée when paired with some other lovely sides.
Did you know that couscous is the fasted grain to cook? It only takes 5 minutes! So while your sheet pan of spiced cauliflower and sweet potatoes are roasting for 20 minutes, you’ve got 15 minutes free. Clean your kitchen or surf the internet. It’s up to you!
Get out that Instant Pot — it’s Cauliflower Tikka Masala time. In only 30 minutes, you can be enjoying this vegan dream meal of cauliflower in a spicy, warm curry sauce. You may seriously want to double the recipe so you won’t be sad when there are no leftovers.
When you think of creamed spinach, you picture a steak house side dish that is so packed with butter, cheese and cream that the poor spinach has been lost in the shuffle. Not here! In this lighter recipe, cauliflower creates the creamy in the spinach.
When the weather has turned cold and you’re in the mood to curl up in front of the fireplace with a bowl full of soup, this is the recipe you should use! The warm spices of this curry and the creamy cauliflower will keep the winds of wintertime at bay.
You say riced cauliflower. I say cauliflower rice. We don’t have to call anything off because it’s the same healthy ingredient. Here it is paired with beans and Cuban or Adobo seasoning to make a super side dish or a light entrée.
Not only are these Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas vegan, they’re gluten, dairy and oil-free. How do they taste, you ask? Uh, insanely good! Corn tortillas and red enchilada sauce bring an amazing depth to the simple ingredients on the inside.
There is something so dramatic about presenting a whole roasted head of cauliflower at the table. If it’s dripping with heavenly Indian Masala, be confident you’ve created an epic mealtime win. Made in the Instant Pot, just slice into this baby and serve it like it’s cake.
Watching your carbs? Don’t worry — you can still help yourself to this Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl. Seasoned riced cauliflower is the guiltless base that is kicked up with veggies, cilantro and lime. It’s a fiesta of flavors without any carb-regret.
I don’t know about you, but when I go to an Indian restaurant, Aloo Gobi, potato cauliflower curry, is a must. I’ve made it at home but now that I know you can do it in the Instant Pot, I’m even more on board. It’s a vegan and gluten-free triumph.
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