Best cauliflower recipes (vegan)

Welcome to our vegan cauliflower recipe round-up! In this collection, you’ll find delicious and healthy recipes with cauliflower as the star ingredient.

Get ready to discover some delicious new ways to enjoy cauliflower! From hearty main dishes to side dishes, I’m sure you will find something you love in this round-up.

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Cauliflower is a versatile and nutrient-packed vegetable that can be prepared in various ways, making it perfect for vegan cooking. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan cook or new to plant-based cooking, these recipes are easy to follow and packed with flavor.

So get ready to discover some delicious new ways to enjoy cauliflower! From hearty main dishes to side dishes and even desserts, you’re sure to find something you love in this round-up.

Cauliflower benefits

Cauliflower is a good source of antioxidants such as vitamin C, K, beta-carotene, and flavonoids, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
It is also high in fiber, which can help promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.

Best cauliflower recipes

Roasted cauliflower

Baked cauliflower bathed in chili sauce, soy and maple syrup.

crunchy cauliflower tacos

Crunchy cauliflower tacos

This recipe for crunchy cauliflower tacos is delicious and easy to prepare. The whole family likes it, and they’ll even eat their salad in the “taquito.” This post is made in partnership with One Degree Organics. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I work with.  You have to …

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chickpea cauliflower curry soup

Chickpea cauliflower curry soup and my new range hood

GLUTEN-FREE CAULIFLOWER BANH-MI

This sandwich is special in every way: flavor-wise, it is a real explosion, health-wise, it is full of clean, healthy ingredients; and time-wise, it comes together in a pinch. So, I’m sure this will be your go-to sandwich all summer.

Farro salad with roasted cauliflower and romesco sauce

Farro salad with roasted cauliflower, romesco sauce, greens, and chickpeas.

Cauliflower fried rice

Cauliflower rice with extra firm tofu and vegetables make a bowl of healthy and grain-free fried rice.

The tastiest vegan mashed cauliflower recipe

This pureed cauliflower recipe is vegan, keto, and tastes impressively good. It is creamy, pure light, and perfect to accompany any dish.

Chipotle roasted cauliflower tacos

Sheet pan chipotle Roasted cauliflower tacos with crunchy slaw

Super healthy and light tacos are made with chipotle roasted cauliflower topped with a crunchy and spicy slaw.

Mediterranean cauliflower salad

This raw cauliflower salad with tomato, onion, fresh herbs, cucumber, and olives has crisp and bright flavors. This salad has flavors of Mediterranean cuisine and is perfect with hummus, falafel, and pita bread.  

Morrocan Cauliflower meatballs

These vegan skillet Morrocan cauliflower meatballs, bathed in tomato sauce with spices, are perfect when you want to eat healthy, light, and flavorful at the same time.

Different ways to cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can be prepared in various ways, making it a great ingredient for vegan and non-vegan cooking. Here are a few popular ways to cook cauliflower:

Steaming: Steaming is one of the simplest and most effective ways to cook cauliflower. To steam cauliflower, cut it into florets and place it in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. Cover the pot and steam for 5-8 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.

Roasting: Roasting is a great way to bring out cauliflower’s natural sweetness. To roast cauliflower, cut it into florets, toss it with a little oil and your favorite spices, and place it on a baking sheet. Roast in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown.

Grilling: Grilling is a great way to add a smoky, charred flavor to cauliflower. To grill cauliflower, cut it into cauliflower steaks, brush with oil, season with your favorite spice mix, and place it on the grill. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side or until the cauliflower is tender and slightly charred.

Sautéing: Sautéing is a quick and easy way to cook cauliflower. To sauté cauliflower, cut it into small florets and sauté it in a pan with a little oil, garlic, and your favorite spices. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.

Stir-Frying: Similar to sautéing but faster, it’s great to add some Asian flavor to cauliflower. Cut it into small florets and stir-fry it in a hot pan with a little oil, garlic, soy sauce, and your favorite spices. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.

Blanching: It’s a way to cook cauliflower quickly; it’s great to retain its nutrients. Boil the cauliflower in water for 1-2 minutes and immediately transfer it to an ice-water bath to stop the cooking process.

Mashed: Cauliflower can also be mashed like potatoes; it’s a great alternative and is lower in carbohydrates. Cook cauliflower florets in a pot of water until they are very tender, and then blend them with a little butter or cream, salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs.

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