Cauliflower has been super trendy for the last few years, and for good reason. It’s an incredibly versatile veggie that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. It can be made into an alternative for mashed potatoes, rice, pizza crust, roasted whole, “steaks,” and the most popular — meatless wings. But cauliflower can also be great in simple dishes. Sometimes there’s no need to dress the veggie up so much and it can still add a lot to a dish. Either way you make it, it’s a pretty simple veggie to include in meals.
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See for yourself in these 15 easy cauliflower recipes:
1. Roasted Eggplant and Cauliflower Curry
2. Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry
This tasty teriyaki cauliflower is packed with plant-based goodness, but none of the added sugar. This Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry recipe by Jackie Newgent gets a punch of natural sweetness from pure pineapple juice, a spicy kick from red hot chili pepper, and extra zing from a generous amount of fresh ginger. The only thing missing is some protein — so try pairing it with your favorite grain!
3. Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
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Cauliflower rice is a wonderful grain-free alternative to rice that is lighter, more nutritious, and just as delicious! While you can definitely enjoy cauliflower rice plain, this Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf by Lisa Lotts only gets more delectable with more seasoning. This particular recipe uses Indian spices like turmeric, curry powder, and cilantro, as well as some popular Indian garnishes like golden raisins and toasted almonds. Yum!
4. Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
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With only a few simple ingredients, you can make something really special that rivals any takeaway! This Cauliflower Chickpea Curry by Harriet Porterfield is ready in just 30 minutes, perfect for a cosy weeknight meal. A fragrant blend of spices combine with coconut milk for a dreamy, flavorful sauce that isn’t too spicy, but has just the right amount of kick to keep you coming back for more. Extra comforting served with fluffy white rice and fresh naan bread.
5. Golden Roasted Cauliflower Turmeric Coconut Soup
This Golden Roasted Cauliflower Turmeric Coconut Soup by Tara Sunshine is creamy and comforting — without any actual cream — and infused with a wonderful deep, rich flavor from the roasted cauliflower. Honestly, caramelizing your cauliflower first is a total game changer! This soup is dairy and gluten-free and suitable for vegan, paleo and keto diets. Better still, it’s easy to make and packed with vitamins and minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants, healthy fats, and fibre.
6. Indian Cauliflower Rice
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Indian cauliflower rice with turmeric, lime and pistachios is an easy and quick side dish that happens to be gluten-free and grain-free. It’s a healthy addition to your veggie curries, buddha bowls and salads. This easy Indian Cauliflower Rice by Nikki and Zuzana tastes delicious and is great for weekly meal prep. Make up a batch and add it to your meals for a veggie boost all week long. Cauliflower has anti-inflammatory properties, promotes healthy digestion, and provides a lot of vitamin C. It also belongs to the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. This Indian cauliflower rice is easy, healthy, and delicious––you’re in for a treat…
7. Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice
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Recently, cauliflower rice has exploded in popularity and it’s no surprise why. Riced cauliflower is a delicious alternative for those looking to cut back on grains or even for those who want to get a little more creative with their veggies. Try this easy five-ingredients, two-step Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice recipe by Florian Nouh that puts a flavorful spin on this veggie trend! Topped with black beans, it will definitely keep you full! This Mexican cauliflower rice recipe is fantastic!
8. Sheet Pan Cauliflower With Crispy Onions and Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette
When you’re looking to make dinner and warm up the house at the same time, this Sheet Pan Cauliflower With Crispy Onions and Caper-Parsley Vinaigrette by Raquel Pelzel is one of the best vegetable dishes to cook. Heat the sheet pan with the oven, so the cauliflower and onions sizzle, just like they would in a skillet. The caper-parsley vinaigrette is here to add a little salty punch.
9. Whole Roasted Cauliflower (Gobi Musallam) with Vegan Makhani Sauce
A beautiful and flavorful plant-based dish! Gobi Musallam is a delicious north Indian version of whole roasted cauliflower that makes such a lovely presentation and is ultra delicious! Gobi is Hindi for cauliflower and musallam is a Mughal word meaning “whole.” The makhani sauce is similar to what you would find in the traditional Butter Chicken on so many Indian restaurant menus. Of course, instead of butter, coconut milk is what makes the sauce super creamy. This Gobi Musallam by Helyn Dunn is a scrumptious, vegan creation which is pretty easy to make. If you like Indian foods, you must try this one! Serve it with red lentil dal, Indian flat bread, peas, or anything else you’d like!
10. Herb Cauliflower Fritters
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What’s fab about this Herb Cauliflower Fritters recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire is everything! It’s packed with cauliflower, fresh herbs, involves a handful of ingredients, packs tons of flavor, perfect for any season, great for entertaining!
11. Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks
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These Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks by Natalie Yonan essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this particular recipe, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!
12. Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Salad
This Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Salad by Kristen Genton was delicious! Light in flavor, loaded with veggies! Plus, it has a delicious tahini lemon dressing that coats all the nooks and cranies so you get some serious flavor! The best part though is the freshness of the parsley. It definitely brightens everything up and gives a great herb flavor.
13. Buffalo Cauliflower Cabbage Wraps With Sweet Potato Fries
This Buffalo Cauliflower Cabbage Wraps With Sweet Potato Fries by Amanda Froelich is a simple and veggie packed recipe!
14. Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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Buffalo cauliflower is the beloved vegan take on classic Buffalo wings. However, getting that perfect crunchy crispy texture can be a bit of a challenge. This Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire yields the perfect texture of batter and the saucy Buffalo flavor.
15. Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta
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