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 experiences 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.

Cauliflower Wings

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.

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
vegan baked buffalo cauliflower wings

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 a 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.

Vegan Sushi Cauliflower Rice
This Vegan Sushi recipe is so easy because it’s made with Cauliflower Rice. The healthy ingredients combine to make a delicious, low carb (keto friendly) vegan recipe that’s raw, plant-based and served with a tasty peanut dipping sauce!
Vegan Sushi Cauliflower Rice 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Easy Pasta Salad
Easy Pasta Salad mades 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

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!

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

Vegan cauliflower rice recipes are amazing! Why? Because it’s so easy to make it yourself and you can use it as a 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 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.

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.

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

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.

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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