Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

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!

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These are the best vegan cauliflower recipes, featuring soups, salads and more.

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.

A head of cauliflower with green leaves intact sits on a white counter.

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.

Vegan Baked Cauliflower Wings

Crispy Vegan Baked Cauliflower Wings, are a delicious, satisfying snack for game day and every day that everyone is sure to love! Gluten-free option.
Vegan Baked Cauliflower Wings Recipe
A serving dish with vegan baked buffalo cauliflower wings with sliced celery sticks and ranch dressing.

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi

This vegan cauliflower rice sushi is so easy because it's made with Cauliflower Rice, which requires minimal cooking. It's a tasty low-carb (keto-friendly) recipe that's plant-based and served with a peanut dipping sauce.
Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi Recipe
Several slices of vegan sushi with the dark nori on the outside sits by a bowl of spicy sweet peanut butter sauce.

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 prior to dinner. That said, I oftentimes have these as my dinner, so they work either way.

Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Enjoy this healthy vegan cauliflower soup as a side dish or even as the main dish. Serve with crusty bread and hot sauce.
Vegan Cauliflower Soup Recipe
Looking down on a bowl of soup with croutons on top with a blue napkin beside it.

Vegan Ranch Dip

This Healthy Vegan Yogurt Ranch Dip can be served with veggies or even on top of your salad and baked potatoes. It’s so healthy and delicious!
Vegan Ranch Dip Recipe
A bowl of vegan ranch dip has raw veggies sitting next to it.

Cauliflower Salad

This Cauliflower Salad is a great, low-carb recipe that you can serve as a healthy side dish any time of year!
Cauliflower Salad Recipe
A bowl of cauliflower salad with another bowl of salad behind it and dressing and parsley behind it as well.

Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad makes a perfect side dish. Serve it as a summer salad or any time of the year!
Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
Looking down on a bowl full of pasta salad, showing rotini noodles, broccoli, cauliflower, and black olives.

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.

Cauliflower Gratin

This Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect creamy, vegan side dish. You'll love how simple it is to make and just how delicious it is too!
Cauliflower Gratin Recipe
A spoon rests in a casserole dish full of cauliflower gratin. A blue towel is behind it.

Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Make this easy veggie rice as an alternative to grain-based rice and enjoy the nutritional value and reduced carbs of cauliflower! Serve it just like you would rice, with sushi, Asian dishes, and more! 
Cauliflower Rice Recipe Recipe
A blue bowl full of cauliflower rice is in the foreground with some fresh parsley and a cutting board with additional fresh cauliflower in the background.

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

Fall in love with this simple, but elegant Cauliflower Pasta with walnuts added for flavor, texture, and nutrition. This easy, 30-minutes-or-less recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients.
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta Recipe
A plate holds pasta topped with cauliflower and walnuts and chopped tomatoes.

Marinated Tofu

You'll love this deliciously easy vegan recipe for marinated tofu. Serve tofu on salads, with stir fries, or even on sandwiches.
Marinated Tofu Recipe
Looking down on cooked tofu over noodles.

You can also add cauliflower to any of these tasty recipes:

We’ve got even more recipes featuring cauliflower coming your way soon, including Cauliflower Kung Pao, Cauliflower Fried Rice, and more!

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