25 AMAZING Vegan Cauliflower Recipes Full of Flavor

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

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. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes

 

1. Buffalo Cauliflower “Chicken Wings”

Buffalo Cauliflower "Chicken Wings"
Photo: Nutriciously

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!

 

2. Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
Photo: Girl With The Iron Cast

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.

 

3. Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls

Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls
Photo: Dishing Out Health

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!

 

4. Teriyaki Cauliflower Power Bowls

Teriyaki Cauliflower Power Bowls
Photo: Dishing Out Health

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.

 

5. Whole Roasted Cauliflower (with Garlic and Smoked Paprika)

Whole Roasted Cauliflower (with Garlic and Smoked Paprika)
Photo: Veggie Desserts

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.

 

6. Kung Pao Cauliflower

Kung Pao Cauliflower
Photo: Savory Bites Recipes

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.

 

7. Cauliflower Scampi in Garlic White Vine Sauce

Cauliflower Scampi in Garlic White Vine Sauce
Photo: Veggie Inspired

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.

 

8. Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice
Photo: Sandhya’s Kitchen

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.

 

9. Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Photo: V Nutrition and Wellness

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.

 

10. Tequila Lime Cauliflower Tacos

Tequila Lime Cauliflower Tacos
Photo: A Little and a Lot

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.

 

11. Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta
Photo: Orchids and Sweet Tea

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.

 

12. Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Photo: V Nutrition and Wellness

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.

 

13. Cauliflower Leek Soup

Cauliflower Leek Soup
Photo: Where You Get Your Protein

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!

 

14. Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Moroccan Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
Photo: Occasionally Eggs

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!

 

15. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Almond Butter Dressing
Photo: Recipes from a Pantry

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.

 

16. Cauliflower Steak Green Peppercorn Sauce

Cauliflower Steak Green Peppercorn Sauce
Photo: My Pure Plants

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.

 

17. Basil Curried Couscous Salad

Basil Curried Couscous Salad
Photo: Glue and Glitter

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!

 

18. Cauliflower Tikka Masala (Instant Pot)

Cauliflower Tikka Masala (Instant Pot)
Photo: The Forked Spoon

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.

 

19. Cauliflower Creamed Spinach

Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
Photo: Spabettie

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.

 

20. Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup
Photo: What a Girl Eats

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.

 

21. Cuban Cauliflower Rice and Beans

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.

 

22. Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas

Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas
Photo: Spabettie

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.

 

23. Whole Roasted cauliflower in Indian Masala

Whole Roasted cauliflower in Indian Masala
Photo: The Belly Rules The Mind

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.

 

24. Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl (Instant Pot)

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl (Instant Pot)
Photo: The Belly Rules The Mind

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.

 

25. Aloo Gobi (Instant Pot)

Aloo Gobi (Instant Pot)
Photo: Lathi’s Kitchen

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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25 AMAZING Vegan Cauliflower Recipes Full of Flavor

These vegan cauliflower recipes will definitely make you a fan! While being super healthy, they also pack insane flavor! You'll get addicted to this veggie.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 350kcal
Author Kate @ The Green Loot

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