25 Tasty Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

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Embrace cauliflower as a nutritious, low-carb, and versatile ingredient! The following vegan cauliflower recipes include family-approved and meal-prep-friendly favorites everyone will love.

Not a fan of cauliflower? Well, this selection of recipes might just change your mind.

Celebrated for its adaptability, cauliflower is a great vegetable to incorporate into vegan cooking! In addition to being tasty, it’s packed with vitamin C, folate, and minerals. 

These delicious vegan cauliflower recipes showcase this transformational vegetable best, including tacos, pizza, burgers, and smoothies.

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Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

Vegan Chicken Wings
Upgrade your party food with this crispy and tender cauliflower wing recipe. Made from a spiced batter and rolled in crunchy cornflakes, these bbq inspired wings are finger-licking good!
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two hands holding a white plate with crispy baked vegan chicken wings next to carrot and zucchini sticks as well as green vegan ranch dip
Roasted Harissa Cauliflower Steaks
Wow your palate with these tender cauliflower steaks. They are lightly charred with bold spices, ready to elevate any dish! Roast in the oven and enjoy as a healthy main dish or side.
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Flavorful Roasted Cauliflower Leaves
Guilty of tossing out cauliflower leaves? We’ve all been there. With this recipe, now you don’t have to! Save food waste and enjoy a tasty snack. Made in 15 minutes or less.
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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
Utilize the versatility of cauliflower in this ultra-rich and creamy Alfredo recipe. This low-calorie pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes and is perfect for a weeknight dinner or date night!
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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with zoodles in a bowl
Potato Pizza Crust
Mash your way until you have an unconventional pizza crust! This cauliflower and potato pizza is the ideal low-calorie and gluten-free base, ready for your favorite sauce, toppings, and veggie cheese!
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Hearty Roasted Cauliflower Bowl
Fiery cauliflower steaks, buttery herb rice, and creamy avocado dressing meet in this roasted cauliflower bowl! Perfect during Spring and Summer, for meal prep, and more.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
Turn on the oven and get your cauliflower ready for these doubled-battered buffalo tacos! A fiery and lip-smacking good meal that everyone will love. Each taco is loaded with flavor, textures, and satiating goodness – great for large groups!
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Strawberry Bean Smoothie
A smoothie that has it all and tastes great! Blended in a few minutes, this packed beverage has nuts, fruit, legumes, and cauliflower! It's undetectably nutritious!
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Crispy Quinoa Cauliflower Burger
This crispy quinoa and cauliflower burger are a 10/10! Made with wholesome ingredients and baked until crispy, this protein-rich burger goes great and slides onto a bun with your favorite toppings.
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Crispy Quinoa Cauliflower Burger
Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower is the best vegetable to soak up a rich and flavorful curry. Large florets slowly cook in a spiced coconut broth. The satisfying curry is great as is or served with rice.
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Cauliflower Curry
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
Craving panda express? Skip the wait and extra calories with this, better for you, sticky sesame cauliflower. A copy-cat recipe utilizing the beloved flavors of the fast food chain with a homemade twist – so delicious!
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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower
This sheet-pan crispy cauliflower is the ideal recipe to pair with pasta, tacos, salad, and much more. Loaded with flavor from various spices and roasted lemon, it is easy to make yet exotic in taste!
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Crispy Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Keep it light with this cauliflower alfredo sauce. Steamed cauliflower replaces heavy cream in this decadent yet low-calorie sauce. Ideal for pasta, alfredo pizza, tofu schnitzels, or wherever your taste buds take you!
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Creamy Cauliflower Hummus
Swap chickpeas for cauliflower in this ultra-rich hummus. Macerated cauliflower, tahini, olive oil, and garlic create a delicious dip and spread that you'll want to make an extra large batch!
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Creamy Cauliflower Hummus
Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a nourishing dish, one that is traditionally packed with fresh herbs, veggies, and olive oil. This riced cauliflower variation keeps all the fresh flavors with a low-carb twist! Make a batch and enjoy it all week!
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Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
Cauliflower Pot Pie with Biscuits
A deconstructed pot pie that is so decadent and comforting you will love to make it on a chilly day. A cauliflower pot pie-like filling is topped with flakey biscuits and served in a bowl. The excellent comfort food!
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Vegan Cauliflower Pot Pie With Biscuits
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Skip the takeout and make this sweet and sour cauliflower instead. A Chinese-inspired cauliflower that is sticky, tangy, and baked until perfect. Enjoy with a sprinkle of sesame seeds alongside rice.
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Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Cauliflower Cheese Sauce
Upgrade your stuffed potato with this loaded recipe. A generous serving of vegan cheese sauce and protein-rich, savory toppings make this sweet potato oh-so-comforting!
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Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Cozy Vegan Cauliflower Gratin
Keep the carbs in check with this fun cauliflower gratin! Florets are baked with a cashew-based sauce and cooked until bubbling brown. Great for holidays and potlucks!
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Cozy Vegan Cauliflower Gratin
Cauliflower Nachos With Cashew Queso
Skip the chips and opt for these cauliflower nachos instead. Crispy cauliflower slices are loaded with cashew queso and toppings to make a finger-food-friendly pull-apart nacho platter!
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Cauliflower Nachos With Cashew Queso
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Go back to the basics with this homey cauliflower soup. Pureed cauliflower and roasted garlic take center stage in this flavorful and creamy recipe. Enjoy garnished with cheese and green onion.
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Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad
This Thai-inspired raw cauliflower salad is packed with aromatic flavors, including fresh lemon grass. A fragrant salad that goes wonderfully with other Asian-inspired sides or mains.
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Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad
Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi
Indulge in platters of sushi with these low-carb cauliflower rice rolls. Riced cauliflower and colorful vegetables make each roll vibrant and fresh. Enjoy with a sweet and spicy tahini sauce.
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Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi
Vegan Butter Chicken With Cauliflower
Expertly combine eight spices with coconut milk, red lentils, and cauliflower for a mouth-watering vegan butter chicken meal. Enjoy this thick curry with rice or naan bread for a memorable dinner!
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Butter Chicken With Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Pineapple Cashew Cauliflower Rice
Taste the sunshine and sea breeze with this tropical cauliflower rice. Made with juicy pineapple and toasted cashews, this gorgeous dish bursts with fresh flavors and fun textures.
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Vegan Pineapple Cashew Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower And Kale Salad
A dusting of cheesy nutritional yeast takes this cauliflower and kale salad to the next level. An aesthetically pleasing dish that is loaded with vitamins and is great all year long!
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Cauliflower And Kale Salad
Curried Lentil Salad
Keep it simple with a lovely lentil salad dotted with curried cauliflower and fresh herbs. Using only a handful of ingredients creates a nutritious and filling meal that can be enjoyed all week – meal-prep-friendly!
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Curried Lentil Salad

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25 Tasty Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Embrace cauliflower as a nutritious, low-carb, and versatile ingredient! The following vegan cauliflower recipes include family-approved and meal-prep-friendly favorites everyone will love.
Serves 4

Ingredients

Roasted Cauliflower Dip

  • ½ head cauliflower
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 °F (200 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the cauliflower into small florets and drizzle with olive oil. Season with garlic and salt, then place in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes.
  • Once golden brown, remove the cauliflower from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, sunflower seeds, and the remaining spices to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding some water if needed.
  • Adjust to taste preferences and serve!

Notes

  • Add your favorite spices, such as smoked paprika, curry, or za’atar, to the dip!
  • Serve with veggie sticks or fresh bread.
  • Find 25 more tasty vegan cauliflower recipes in the article above!
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
25 Tasty Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
Amount per Serving
Calories
60
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
422
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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