If you’re used to looking to cauliflower as a trusted side dish or a go-to low carb ingredient, it’s time to expand your horizons with these easy Vegan Cauliflower Recipes. Not only will you love how easy it is to make cauliflower recipes vegan, but the variety of recipes, such as buffalo wings, cauliflower rice, and more, will tickle your taste buds!
I’ve grown up a rather picky eater, so it’s surprising to me to realize that cauliflower has never been in the group of foods I hate. I liked it when I was a kid and I still like it today.
Of course, today I make cauliflower vegan recipes, which makes me love that simple ingredient even more! Because cauliflower is so easy to work with and it takes on the flavor profiles of the food around it, I love serving cauliflower as a nutritious side dish and more!
Is cauliflower healthy?
Cauliflower has many attractive characteristics, including the fact that it’s a natural low-calorie, nutrient-dense food. Not only is cauliflower naturally gluten-free you will also get 2 grams of protein in every 1 cup serving.
Let’s get into the basics of cooking with cauliflower.
How to Cut Cauliflower
Just because you’ve arrived home with some, doesn’t mean you know what to do with cauliflower once you get it home! I’ve been there too and have experienced some of it going bad as a result.
Once you get the basics of how to cut cauliflower down, you’ll be surprised with how easy it is!
Let’s talk about cooking cauliflower because it’s such a versatile ingredient, it can be used in a large variety of recipes. Some of my favorite vegan cauliflower dishes are both easy and delicious!
Cauliflower Snacks and Appetizers
Let’s start this party with some of my favorite snacks and appetizers featuring cauliflower.
There are several ways to cook cauliflower, but this next one may come as a surprise. You can make tasty cauliflower wings as a delicious appetizer. Every day I discover new ways to make plant-based versions of traditional recipes that are so tasty. These cauliflower wings are a great example.
Cauliflower Rice Sushi
When thinking about recipes for cauliflower, you might not make the leap to sushi. However, you can now include sushi to your list of favorite vegetarian cauliflower recipes thanks to using cauliflower rice.
Using cauliflower rice makes for tasty low-carb sushi which is amazing! I like to make cauliflower rice sushi as an appetizer, but I also serve it as a light lunch recipe too.
Cauliflower Soups and Salads
When you’re looking for good cauliflower ideas, don’t forget the soups and salads entrees. Some of my favorite cauliflower recipes can be served p prior to dinner. That said, I oftentimes have these as my dinner so they work either way.
Vegan Cauliflower Soup
Vegan recipes with cauliflower are so easy. You can use it just about anywhere, even with soup! Take, for example. this vegan cauliflower soup. It checks all my favorite boxes: it’s easy to make, healthy, and so good! This recipe for cauliflower soup is a go-to favorite in the winter, but you can even serve it cold in the summer months.
I love serving cauliflower soup with air fryer chickpeas on top instead of croutons to keep it low carb.
Raw Cauliflower with Ranch
One of my favorite snacks is to make a tray of raw cauliflower florets served with this tasty vegan ranch dip.
When it comes to salads, this low carb healthy cauliflower salad is a go-to favorite. Some people prefer their cauliflower raw for salads, but I steam it lightly to give it a little bit of tenderness. You’ll love the lemon vinaigrette combined with black olives, red onions, and cherry tomatoes.
Vegan Pasta Salad
Looking for a light, easy recipe? This Vegan Pasta salad is made with both broccoli and cauliflower florets and is topped with Italian dressing.
Cauliflower Dinner Recipes
Now it’s time for some of the best cauliflower recipes for dinnertime. Here you’ll find side dishes, main dishes, and even riced cauliflower that can be used in place of rice in your favorite recipes.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in cauliflower comfort food, you will absolutely love how easy it is to make this vegan cauliflower gratin. This tasty side dish is served it with buttery bread crumbs on top and it’s absolutely the best!
Vegan cauliflower rice recipes are amazing! Why? Because it’s so easy to make it yourself and you can use it as low-carb rice in place of any recipes that call for rice. I love using cauliflower rice as a base for my favorite Asian recipes, such as this orange tofu or even the low carb marinated tofu.
For sushi purposes, you can add a bit of cornstarch to make sticky cauliflower rice.
Cauliflower Pasta Recipe
There’s no end to the ways you can use cauliflower in recipes and one of my favorite examples is this Cauliflower Pasta recipe. Imagine tender pasta topped with pan-roasted cauliflower, walnuts, and fresh basil.
For Asian cauliflower recipes, this marinated tofu is the best. First, it’s so easy to make the tofu and I love serving it with steamed broccoli and cauliflower over noodles.
You can also add cauliflower to any of these tasty recipes:
- This Orange Tofu tastes great with steamed cauliflower
- Add steamed cauliflower to Vegan Lettuce Wraps
- Steamed cauliflower is great when added to a Falafel Sandwich
- Add some steamed cauliflower in with this Vegan Enchiladas casserole.
We’ve got even more recipes featuring cauliflower coming your way soon, including Cauliflower Kung Pao, Cauliflower Fried Rice, and more!