Cauliflower has been getting more and more attention than ever. The white broccoli look-alike has unique health benefits most people aren’t even aware of. Aside from its delicious, mild and surprisingly creamy flavor, cauliflower is an undercover “superfood” we should all be eating more often and an appetizing addition to any recipe, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack.
They’re easy to include, make and experiment with, especially after looking through our 15 sweet and savory cauliflower recipes from the Food Monster App that’ll satisfy any craving you may currently have!
If you’re looking for a dish with a bit of a spicy kick, then this Baked Cauliflower With Spicy Sauce recipe will hit the spot. It’s is tender, moist, and surrounded by a deliciously crunchy shell of cornbread breadcrumbs and browned coconut. The spicy sauce that it’s finished with puts this dish right up at the top of the charts.
Missing and craving some cheesy pasta? This will surely suffice. These Pasta Shells With Cauliflower Cheese Sauce are so satisfying, you’ll want to bring it to work the next day for lunch. You won’t even miss the dairy, we promise!
These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the perfect afternoon side dish. Eat them over rice or by themselves for the ultimate spicy flavors. Made from gluten-free flour, cauliflower, hot sauce and a bit of agave nectar, you’ll confuse your guests when they realize it’s not chicken wings. Although they’ll probably disappear quickly, don’t worry, the recipe can be doubled, or tripled, or quadrupled.
This Sweet Potato, Cauliflower And Peanut Stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables with a creamy nutty sauce, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. Perfect by itself or with rice or flatbreads.
Get all your daily veggies with lots of flavor on the table in a flash with this recipe. Spiked with a dressing of nut butter and a bit of curry, this Roasted Curried Cauliflower dish will surely delight even your pickiest eaters.
Spicy Sticky Cauliflower is baked cauliflower in a flavorful and perfectly gooey marinade. Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and fresh spring onions. It’s super simple and ultra delicious! The perfect side dish for —yes, almost everything!
Usually, you don’t think of a carbonara being vegan, but this one is and it’s fantastic. The best part about this dish is how healthy it is you’re getting your veggies in through the cauliflower sauce without even realizing it, and the nutritional yeast helps get your B-12 in. This Cauliflower Carbonara is a must-have!
This delicious and plant-based Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Vegan Croquettes is a fantastic idea for a gathering or a party. It serves up to 14 people, or just you if you’re hungry! It’s filling but also extremely nutritious.
If you’re craving a heavier pasta dish, then opt for this Eggplant Cauliflower Meatball. What’s amazing about this meatball, is that it’s quick, easy, packed to the max with veggies, naturally binds together, packs flavor, notes of roasted garlic, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season. Pair it with spaghetti noodles for a great dinner dish.
If you’re looking for a low-carb, gluten-free recipe, then this Rosemary Cauliflower Flatbread is for you. Not quite like traditional flatbread, but equally yummy in its own right. Crisp on the outside, doughy in the middle and completely foolproof. Nearly a whole head of cauliflower is used as the base, so creating it a great way to sneak in much-needed veggies.
We’re sure you didn’t expect a smoothie bowl to appear on this list, but yes, it is totally possible to pair it with cauliflower. This Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl is packed with avocado, blueberries, vegan vanilla protein powder, almond (or peanut) butter and cauliflower florets. Cauliflower gives this smoothie it’s thick creamy texture plus it is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
You can have your cake and eat it several times too with this amazing Chocolate Cauliflower Cake. Yes, you read that right! Cauliflower makes an awesome addition to give it a creamy, luxurious, cheesecake-like texture.
Top your Pink Pitaya-Cauliflower Nice Cream with a dollop of coconut yogurt, a few pitaya balls, and pomegranate seeds, and you are all good! This recipe is not very complicated, but it’s such a healthy dessert and you’re not gorging yourself with processed food and refined sugars.
The filling of this Cauliflower Tahini Cheesecake is made with steamed cauliflower florets, tahini, sunflower seed paste, and is given a sweet flavor from cacao powder, coconut cream, xylitol, and ground vanilla. Since this dessert isn’t made with cashews (as many other vegan cheesecakes are) it’s not as high in fat and makes for the perfect dessert, or dare we say dinner?
Looking for more plant-based cauliflower recipes like these? We highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Roasted Curried Cauliflower With Peas