Once considered a paler, blander broccoli, cauliflower has really risen in the hierarchy of vegetables in the past few years. You can make rice, gnocchi, mac n’ cheese, pizza crust, smoothies, buffalo wings, and do much more. It’s so versatile! Plus, roasted cauliflower is a simple, yet delicious classic. Cauliflower is a great vegetable to make for picky eaters because there are so many ways to disguise it. The flavor is pretty neutral, so with the right seasoning, cauliflower can be almost unnoticeable. Also, cauliflower can be bought frozen, so it’s easy to buy a lot and save it for later. Try out some of these vegan cauliflower recipes— they’re amazing!

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1. Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings [Vegan]

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If you love fresh modern vegan eats or all things Thai, you’re going to love these new vegan oven baked Thai Cauliflower Wings by Gabrielle St. Claire! There are so many perks to this recipe – quick and easy batter, crisp on the outside, they don’t get soggy, the sauce features staple ingredients, notes of sweet, notes of heat, it’s perf for any season, great for entertaining, can easily be made in bulk, can easily be made gluten-free, have aesthetic appeal with the toppings, and are such an affordable dish!

2. Lentil Cauliflower Sloppy Joes

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Alison Edmund‘s Vegan Lentil Cauliflower Sloppy Joes are just as tasty and a great way to sneak your vegetables in!

3. Spaghetti With Cauliflower Carbonara and Tempeh Bacon

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Looking for a vegan spaghetti carbonara recipe that tastes as good as the creamy Italian classic — or even better? You’ll be amazed by this Spaghetti With Cauliflower Carbonara and Tempeh Bacon by Julie Van den Kerchov! It’s almost fat-free, it doesn’t have any cashews, and all you need is five simple ingredients. The sauce gets its creaminess from the always wonderful vegetable cauliflower.

4. Cauliflower Chocolate Mousse


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If you’re looking for a much healthier and more nutritious version of chocolate mousse, you’ve got to try this Cauliflower Chocolate Mousse by Mitra Shirmohammadi. There’s more than a full serving of vegetables in each cup, it’s free from refined sugar, and also super allergy-friendly (no dairy, eggs, soy, or gluten).  Cauliflower is one of those miraculous vegetables that works incredibly well in both sweet and savory dishes. All you have to do is steam the cauliflower over a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes until soft. Then add it to a blender with the remaining ingredients until smooth and creamy. That’s it! So easy and there’s no way anyone can ever tell there are vegetables hidden in your chocolate mousse! If you have picky eaters at home, this cauliflower chocolate mousse is a great way to get them to eat more veggies without even realizing it!

5. Baked Cauliflower Tandoori

Tandoori Cauliflower

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This Baked Cauliflower Tandoori by Molly Patrick is flavorful and comes together so simply! Even if you’re not a fan of cauliflower, you have to try this cauliflower!

6. Grain-Free Sushi Bowl

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This Grain-Free Sushi Bowl by Danielle Dewar is absolutely delicious and packed full of dynamic and rich flavors!

7. Beet ‘n’ Berry Overnight Cauliflower Oats

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These Beet ‘n’ Berry Overnight Cauliflower Oats by Tara Sunshine are the perfect breakfast for busy mornings. They’re super healthy and delicious and the color is absolutely beautiful!  Make them the night before and then you can just grab them and go in the morning! Or scoop them into a bowl and enjoy a nice breakfast without having to worry about making it.

8. Herb Cauliflower Fritters

Herb Cauliflower Fritters [Vegan]

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What’s fab about this recipe is everything! Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Herb Cauliflower Fritters are packed with cauliflower, fresh herbs, involves a handful of ingredients, packs tons of flavor, perfect for any season, great for entertaining!

9. Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry

Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry

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This Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry by Jackie Newgent is packed with plant-based goodness, but none of the added sugar. This recipe 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!

10. Peanut Butter, Banana and Cauliflower Smoothie 

Peanut Butter, Banana and Cauliflower Smoothie

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When it comes to smoothies, some ingredients seem obvious — bananas, blueberries, even kale gets a pass these days. But cauliflower? Apparently, it’s a thing. Cauliflower will give your smoothie a super creamy texture. In fact, since cauliflower has a fairly neutral flavor, it can be tossed it into pretty much any smoothie recipe! Try out this Peanut Butter, Banana and Cauliflower Smoothie by Lindsey Auerbach to see for yourself!

11. Cauliflower Shawarma Tacos

Cauliflower Shawarma Tacos

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These super tasty Cauliflower Shawarma Tacos by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez will move you to your core and will transform every day to taco Tuesday. They are the absolutely perfect treat for every meal and every season. Almost everything can be made ahead of time, so when you’re ready to eat, all you have to do is roast the cauliflower! Plus, they would be great for parties too, since you can make the components separately, and let everyone build their own custom tacos just the way they like! Make sure to give them a try!

12. CauliRice Tabbouleh Bowl

CauliRice Tabbouleh Bowl

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This is a grain and gluten-free take on traditional Tabbouleh. Cauliflower is such a versatile cruciferous vegetable. It’s great to use as rice in this dish and is super nutritious! The trick with this CauliRice Tabbouleh Bowl by Taryn Fitz-Gerald, is to try to get the cauliflower as dry as possible because slight moisture will lead to a soggy result. After rinsing and processing, place into a clean tea towel and squeeze out any excess water. Since cauliflower doesn’t really have that much flavor, the fresh herbs and hint of heat from the chilli really rounds off the dish well. The lime also compliments all the unique flavors and the creamy avocado is the perfect subtle move to even out and tie all of the elements together. This cauliflower rice tabbouleh is the perfect balance of light and filling. It’s the perfect healthy summer meal! Enjoy!

13. Indian Spiced Popcorn Cauliflower

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This phytonutrient-rich Indian Spiced Popcorn Cauliflower by The Living Kitchen, Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman is so addictively crispy, tender, and perfect that you will want to eat every last piece. You will love this recipe, and remember, sharing is optional.

14. Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Pizza Base

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Pizza Base

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There are endless options to creating healthy vegan gluten-free Pizza bases packed with nutritious vegetables: cauliflower, cauliflower and zucchini (courgette) and now sweet potato and cauliflower. These Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Pizza Bases by Vicky Coates are also packed with protein! Top with you’re favorite pizza toppings for an easy vegan gluten free pizza. They are super satisfying and delicious –– you have to try this recipe!

15. Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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These Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Heather Larson are amazing. But really, it’s perfect in a taco, a wrap, as part of a bowl, for a potluck, an appetizer, game day, with a beer, or simply piled high on a plate with a generous serving of vegan ranch.

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