Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

If you are someone who follows a vegan diet, then you will likely already know that cauliflower is an incredibly versatile vegetable.

You can use cauliflower as a meat substitute for a huge amount of dishes, and it can easily be used to replace chicken, beef, and lots more depending on the recipe that you are making. 

The great thing about cauliflower is that it doesn’t have an offensive flavor, and it is very easy to cut in different ways to create different textures to complement whatever you are cooking.

The list of vegan dishes that you can make using cauliflower is seemingly endless, which is why you should definitely consider using cauliflower in your diet. 

In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of the best vegan cauliflower recipes that exist. So, if you have cauliflower that you need to use, check out this recipe for all the vegan inspiration you could ever need! 

1. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

First up, we have sticky sesame cauliflower. If you were a big fan of TGI’s Jack Daniel’s sesame chicken strips before you chose a vegan diet, then this recipe is perfect for you.

As the name suggests, this is the vegan alternative for sticky sesame chicken, and it tastes surprisingly like the real thing. 

This is by no means a healthy dish, and we actually love that! There is a huge misconception that all vegan food is healthy, but this really isn’t the case.

As a vegan, you can still have treat days and meals that are a little less healthy, and often they taste just as good as the meat-based alternatives. 

If you are looking for a cauliflower recipe that the whole family will love, this is the recipe that we would recommend making. We’re sure it’ll go down a treat!

2. Vegan Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

In contrast to sticky cauliflower, this next recipe allows you to prepare a delicious, crispy roasted cauliflower.

Roasted cauliflower tastes utterly delicious, and this crispy recipe gives the perfect balance of texture to ensure that every single bite that you take of this cauliflower is utterly delicious.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is a traybake style dish. We love a tray bake because it is so easy to throw together. Once the prep is done, you simply need to throw your tray in the oven and leave it to cook.

No stirring or adjusting of the heat is necessary. Once the preparation is done, you can simply sit back and relax until your meal is ready to eat. 

If you are searching for a roast dinner alternative to meat, this is definitely the recipe that you should check out!

3. Vegan Sweet And Sour Cauliflower

Sticking to the theme of vegan alternatives for meat-based dishes, next up we have vegan sweet and sour cauliflower.

Sweet and sour chicken is easily one of the best dishes that you can order in a Chinese restaurant, and this recipe is a great way to create a vegan alternative. It tastes so good that you’ll hardly notice you’ve used cauliflower instead of chicken.

Sweet and sour sauce isn’t for everybody. But if you are somebody who typically orders this when you go out for Chinese cuisine, this recipe is guaranteed to be a hit. It is surprisingly easy to make, and in no time, your sweet and sour cauliflower will be ready to enjoy. 

We adore this recipe, and we’re sure you will too as soon as you try it!

4. Vegan Cauliflower Rice

In recent years, vegetable alternatives for rice have become very popular.

With people trying to reduce the amount of carbs that they eat, many have turned to cauliflower rice for a healthier alternative. If this is the case, then this recipe is a great choice for you. 

The best thing about this cauliflower rice recipe is that it isn’t just a side dish. Instead, the different ingredients used to create this recipe allow you to create an entire meal that is utterly delicious with every single bite.

It will be ready to eat in just 20 minutes, and you will be surprised with just how good it is!

This recipe will have you going back for a refill, and you will find yourself making it time and time again – it simply is just that good. 

5. Smoky Roasted Cauliflower

For a slightly different flavor, you should consider this recipe. Smoky roasted cauliflower is a flavor that is totally unique, and one that we’re certain you’ll absolutely love.

Of course, this recipe isn’t enough for a full meal. In order to fill yourself up, you will need to prepare a side dish to go with this cauliflower.

But the great thing about this smoky roasted cauliflower is that it has the sort of flavor that will go with pretty much anything. So no matter what you fancy serving it with, we’re sure the flavor combination will be out of this world!

This is one of the simpler recipes on this list, and that’s perfectly okay. If you’re short on time, this is the recipe that we would recommend checking out.

6. Crispy Vegan Cauliflower Steak

Now, this next recipe is a good one! Vegan burgers can be a bit of a minefield. There are a ton of vegan burgers out there that, quite simply, taste like cardboard, and this can be really off-putting if you fancy a delicious burger.

So, quit messing around and make yourself a cauliflower steak and use that as your burger patty instead!

We love this cauliflower steak recipe because it is so versatile. You can serve the cauliflower steak in place of a steak, you can pop it in a bun and serve it as a burger, and so much more.

The flavors of this cauliflower steak are totally insane, and it is so good that you will easily forget that you are eating what is essentially a slice of cauliflower. 

This cauliflower recipe is flavorful and vibrant, and unlike anything else we have looked at so far – you have to check it out! 

7. 25-Minute Indian-Style Vegan Butter Cauliflower

We really couldn’t make this list without including curry. Just because you are following a vegan diet, it doesn’t mean that you have to go without your favorite curry, and this butter cauliflower dish will go down a treat! 

The great thing about Indian cuisine is that there are already tons of vegan and vegetarian-friendly recipes to check out.

We not only love this recipe because it is easy to make and utterly delicious to eat. But also because it will be ready to eat in just 25 minutes. Cool, right?

If you fancy a delicious, creamy vegan dish, this is the recipe that you should check out! 

8. Dreamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Moving straight onto perhaps one of the best cuisines in the world, we have this vegan cauliflower Alfredo Sauce.

Italian cuisine is absolutely delicious, and Italian inspired sauces can be used to make a variety of different dishes. That goes for this vegan alfredo sauce too! 

This sauce is 100% dairy-free, but you would never be able to tell by how creamy and delicious it is. It is packed with flavor, and it is guaranteed to take any pasta dish to the next level.

Serve this to your family, and we’re sure they’d never be able to tell the key ingredient in this is cauliflower. For that exact reason, it is a great choice if you are searching for a hidden veg recipe. 

Once you make this alfredo sauce once, we’re sure you’ll find yourself making it time and time again. It is so easy to throw together, and packed with flavor – all in all, an excellent vegan recipe! 

9. Roasted Cauliflower Beet Hummus

Finally, let’s wrap this up with this hummus recipe. When it comes to the summer months, it is unlikely that you will find yourself wanting to cook a big, heavy meal. As the weather gets hotter, all you want to eat is light meals.

Meals that you can pick at, and ones that will not leave you feeling slow and sluggish once you are done. This recipe is perfect for those days!

If you are someone who eats with your eyes, then you will love the look of this hummus. This hummus has a lovely, bright pink color to it, thanks to the presence of the beets. But it doesn’t just look good.

Not only does this hummus look incredible, but it tastes incredible too, which is why we’re sure you’ll love it! 

Be sure to try out this recipe next time you have a chips and dips night, we’re sure it’ll go down a treat!

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As you can see, there are tons of utterly delicious vegan recipes that you can prepare using cauliflower. From full meals to sauces and dips, the opportunities when it comes to cauliflower are endless. So, think again next time you try to call cauliflower boring. 

Thanks for reading!