Cauliflower is a unique vegetable that can transform into a lot of recipes. We’re sharing 10 must try vegan cauliflower recipes.
If you’ve never eaten cauliflower beyond just having it raw or roasted it with other vegetables, then you are going to be in for a real treat! These must try vegan cauliflower recipes are truly must try recipes.
What’s interesting about cauliflower is that when it is cooked and seasoned properly, it can take on some amazing flavors and textures. While you may not be surprised, cooking these recipes for others and then telling them what it is may shock them.
We know cauliflower gets a lot of flack. But if cauliflower can transform into so many amazing dishes, so can you my friend. Let’s all have the confidence of cauliflower.
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What is cauliflower?
Cauliflower has been around since at least the 12th or 13th century. It is a vegetable within the specis Brassica oleracea and is closely related to broccoli. Not only can can the head of the cauliflower be eaten, but also the stems and leaves.
The stems take longer to cook and should be taken into consideration when preparing recipes that include both the stems and florets.
While the most traditional cauliflower is the white cauliflower, there are also orange, purple, and green (not broccoli) varieties.
What are the health benefits of cauliflower?
According to the USDA, 1 cup of raw cauliflower contains:
- 27 calories
- 2g protein
- 0.3g fat
- 5g carbs
It’s also high in fiber and loaded with nutrients and minerals include 77% of the daily vitamin C needs and 20% of daily vitamin K needs. Other nutrients include calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamin B6.
Cauliflower has also been shown to reduce obesity, risk of heart disease and diabetes, and increase energy.
Cauliflower may also help with:
- bone strength
- blood circulation
- slow the growth on cancerous cells
Must Try Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
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Roasting cauliflower is one of those essential recipes that is just great to know what to do with it. It’s easy to make, perfect as a side dish to dinner or just snacking on it off the pan!
When we show people our vegan cauliflower burger this photo they are shocked to learn that what appears to be chicken is actually breaded cauliflower. This recipe transform cauliflower into having a super crispy outside with a soft and tender inside. Can be made not spicy.
Vegan cauliflower wings are an essential to any vegan recipe book (or Pinterest page nowadays). The shape makes for a fun spin on wings while still being vegan and we have both BBQ wings above and buffalo wings below. Both are delicious and we know you’re going to love them!
Making a whole cauliflower if a fun way to have a centerpiece to really get people talking! However, roasting and smoking the cauliflower adds a fun spin on it. This epic summer grill recipe is amazing for getting people conversing. Cauliflower can truly take on flavor once it’s done.
Yes, cauliflower can even transform into pizza crust. This gives you a low in calorie, gluten free pizza crust option that can then have your favorite toppings added!
Easy Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
The remaining 4 recipes are all really easy, super flavorful and great weeknight vegan dinner recipes!