Get ready to cross the incredible world of cauliflower with these 11 mouthwatering vegan recipes. From creamy soups to spicy buffalo wings and savory curries, you'll discover the endless possibilities that these versatile vegetables offer.
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Let’s get one thing straight.
Cauliflower is a miracle food.
You can do just about anything with cauliflower. You can use it as a low-carb alternative to rice or potatoes, dairy-free alternative to cream sauces, and an AMAZING vegetarian option for chicken wings. Cauliflower can even be an egg replacer in baked goods and be the base for your grain-free pizza crusts.
So, we are all in agreement then that cauliflower is incredible?
How to Pick the Perfect Cauliflower
When selecting cauliflower, look for heads that are firm, compact, and have crisp green leaves.
Avoid cauliflower with brown spots or any signs of mold. As for pumpkins, choose ones with a hard, intact skin and a sturdy stem. They should feel heavy for their size and have no soft spots.
How to Store Cauliflower
Before we explore the recipes, let's talk a little bit about proper storage for cauliflower. To keep cauliflower fresh, store it in a perforated plastic bag or an open container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to a week.
Alternatively, you can freeze cauliflower for later use by blanching and freezing them in airtight containers or freezer bags.
11 Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
Now, let's explore the delightful vegan cauliflower and pumpkin recipes that will elevate your plant-based culinary adventures.
Impress all your friends with this vegan baked Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks. It's a tender and buttery steak topped with fresh parsley, toasted pine nuts, and non-dairy parmesan cheese. These cauliflower steaks are decadent and delicious! Serve it with pasta or a giant salad for a meal to have over and over again.
Did you know you can even make cheesy, stretchy queso with cauliflower? Just blend together sautéed cauliflower, spices, cashews, and, of course, nutritional yeast. It makes a delicious game day appetizer. Serve with your raw vegetables or tortilla chips for a healthy spin on everyone's favorite dip.
With cauliflower, any soup will become naturally creamy. This Vegan Cream of Cauliflower Soup is made even richer with cashew cream and nutritional yeast. To take it to the next level, you can top this decadent soup with tofu bacon and fresh chives. It's a delicious gluten-free, soy-free vegan soup.
Everyone knows I love a good curry.This Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry is one of the best! It is a perfectly spiced Indian Curry that relies on whole, natural ingredients and provides a delicious gluten-free and plant-based meal. Serve it with cauliflower rice for a low-carb option!
You can even make a skinny version of vegan scalloped potatoes with cauliflower! It’s a healthy spin on a classic family favorite. These vegan scalloped potatoes are made with layers of Russet potatoes and cheesy cauliflower sauce that’s topped with vegan parmesan cheese and fresh chives. So good!
More Vegetable Roundups
Vegetables are amazing. They are versatile, delicious, and good for you! Do you need help with some of them? Here are a few of my other popular vegetable round-up articles.
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- 11 AMAZING Eggplant Recipes
- 11 SAVORY Pumpkin Recipes
That's it! 11 DELICIOUS ways to use cauliflower. What is your favorite way to use cauliflower? Tell me in the comments below.
Written by Sarah McMinn