From pizza to pasta to the completely unexpected, these 24 vegan cauliflower recipes are healthy, unique, and delicious.
I am not a vegan, but I am a cauliflower fan.
And I’m all for healthier alternatives to my favorite foods.
I’m completely onboard the cauliflower pizza crust bandwagon. And the cauliflower gnocchi, buffalo cauliflower wings, and cauliflower rice ones, too.
In fact, I’m going through a cauliflower phase, if you will, at the moment. I’m currently quite obsessed with the Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza crust, and there’s two different breweries in my town where I pretty much only go to for the cauliflower dishes. One is spicy buffalo cauliflower and the other a crispy, crunchy popcorn cauliflower with lemon aioli. Both are so good.
That’s what inspired me to round up this list, actually. I was on the hunt for some unique cauliflower-based recipes to make at home. Turns out, so many amazing cauliflower recipes also happen to be vegan and healthy, while still remaining crazy delicious.
Here are my favorite vegan cauliflower recipes.
24 Crazy Good Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
1. Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Cauliflower
A vegetarian version of popcorn shrimp, this popcorn cauliflower is crispy and highly addictive all while remaining vegan, paleo, and gluten-free. You’ll also love the tangy salt and vinegar spin. via Running to the Kitchen
Who knew cauliflower could replace seafood in ceviche and be this delicious? This vegan, gluten-free ceviche is accented by fresh herbs, spicy jalapeño, and plenty of lime. via Veggies Save the Day
3. Roasted Cauliflower Beet Hummus
Cauliflower is a popular choice for bean-free hummus, and this one is as pretty as it is tasty. Roasting the cauliflower provides tons of flavor, while the beets make this hummus a pleasant pink hue. The addition of mint? Genius. via Chef Sous Chef
Sure, you can buy a frozen cauliflower crust. Or you can try making your own. This vegan pizza is dairy-free and delicious, made with an easy chickpea flour and cauliflower crust. via Make It Dairy Free
Although we’ve already included a beet and cauliflower hummus, this version is for the purists. This hummus is Keto, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. It’s also perhaps the creamiest bean-free hummus around. via Downshiftology
2. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
One of my favorite meatless recipes for cauliflower are buffalo wings. This version is baked, not fried, and completely vegan while not lacking any flavor. via Sandhya’s Kitchen
3. Korean Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings
For an air-fried version of cauliflower wings, this Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe is a must. The Korean Gochujang sauce is a unique spin from basic buffalo. via The Belly Rules the Mind
4. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
This creamy cauliflower soup requires just five minutes of prep and comes together in no time thanks to the Instant Pot. Easy, delicious, and 100% vegan. via Recipes from a Pantry
1. Moroccan Chickpea and Cauliflower Soup
This soup is cozy, fragrant, and the perfect healthy comfort food. Loaded with vegetables, spices, and herbs, it’s the quintessential vegan soup to get you through chilly nights. via The Simple Green
2. Masala Cauliflower with Coconut Lentils
This Indian-inspired vegan cauliflower recipe is spiced with garam masala, turmeric, and cumin. While the cauliflower roasts to golden bliss, green lentils combine with creamy coconut for a delectable accompaniment. via Rhubarbarians
3. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Holy cheese, Batman! This vegan cauliflower casserole is crowned with crunchy breadcrumbs and baked until gooey, melty perfection. From the cheese pulls, it’s almost impossible to believe this dish is vegan. via Vegan Huggs
This cauliflower rice is not only vegan, but also paleo, Whole30, and Keto-friendly. Bonus: it’ll be on your table in about 20 minutes! via What Great Grandma Ate
1. Crispy Quinoa Cauliflower Burger
These tasty vegan burgers are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and protein. The Sriracha sauce gives a spicy kick that perfectly complements the cauliflower. via My Goodness Kitchen
2. Korean Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps
These Korean-inspired lettuce wraps are addictive. Roasted cauliflower is tossed in a sweet-and-spicy sauce before being stuffed into lettuce wraps and topped with all the fixin’s. via Midwest Foodie
It’s highly likely any vegan alfredo sauce is made from this all-star cruciferous veggie. This vegan alfredo is smooth, creamy, perfect for zoodles, and includes plenty of great tips. via Diabetes Strong
Move over shrimp, there’s a new scampi in town. This vegan cauliflower recipe has all the makings of a tasty scampi (wine, lemon, garlic) for an easy weeknight meal. via Veggie Inspired
The combination of miso and cauliflower is the stuff of dreams. Erin notes that while this is a delicious side dish, you can also follow her lead and “eat the entire plate and call it dinner.” via Platings and Pairings
2. Stuffed Shells with Cauliflower Ricotta
This recipe makes my Italian heart very happy. The creamy, completely vegan cauliflower ricotta steals the show. via Veggies Don’t Bite
3. Mango and Avocado Cauliflower Rice Sushi
Is this the perfect no-cook summer meal, or what? These vegan and grain-free sushi rolls, topped with a spicy Dynamite Sauce, are as pretty as they are tasty. via Simple Veganista
4. Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
There’s plenty of Pinterest-worthy whole roasted cauliflower recipes to go around. I dig this vegan, dairy-, and gluten-free version for its simplicity. It doesn’t hurt that it looks so pretty, either. via Cooking Journey
I could stare at this photo forever and still think this pancake is topped with meat, not cauliflower! The crispy, shredded “duck” cauliflower, sweet-and-savory plum sauce, and homemade pancakes makes this vegan cauliflower dish a real star. via Veggie Desserts
This dish is from my cookbook, The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook, and one of my favorite vegan cauliflower recipes ever. Plus, it’s crazy simple to make and on the table in 30 minutes. via Parsnips and Pastries
Move aside eggplant, there’s a new Parmigiana veggie in town. This Cauliflower Parmesan is 100% vegan comfort food goodness for a healthier take on a favorite. via Pasta-Based
4. Cajun Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
These roasted cauliflower steaks are golden and gorgeous. The spicy, robust Cajun spice blend is perfectly complemented by fresh, vibrant chimichurri. via Vegan Richa
I hope that you’ve enjoyed these 24 vegan cauliflower recipes! Which one are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below, and happy cooking! Thank you to the amazing bloggers who made this vegan cauliflower recipes round-up so delicious!
Tracie Jacobs says
I love your blog. I believe you live in PDX, as I do, and I’m always looking for a great place to get a buffalo cauliflower dish! Are you at liberty to say which brew pubs you go to for their cauliflower dish?
Also, do you have a good recipe for vegan ranch? If you do live in pdx, the Oregon Public House has the best vegan ranch but I can’t get the recipe.
Thanks so much!
Hi Tracie! I am actually in Spokane now, so that was the brew pub I was talking about. But in PDX, I think people really like the cauliflower wings from No Bones Beach Club. Have you tried those? For vegan ranch, I like this one: https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-ranch-dressing-oil-free/ and this one: https://www.karissasvegankitchen.com/easy-vegan-ranch-dressing/ 🙂
Christine wenham says
I have legit written your blog down in my diary I love it so much and only recently allowed me to cook in the kitchen even tho I have been cooking way before he came on the scene lol I love your quality photos and the content KEEP IT UP AS I AM A HUGE FAN xxx
Subhashish Roy says
Truly wonderful mouthwatering dishes. Cauliflower is my most favorite vegetable and must try few of the recipes of yours soon.
Yesss cauliflower is amazing and I’m always trying to find more interesting ways to cook it for the family. Thanks for this super handy and tasty-looking roundup!
Oh wow, these look so good! Thanks for sharing them. Can’t wait to try.
My nieces do not love their greens but I think I can trick them by eating it through these recipes! Thank you so much for this – everything looks so delicious!
Fatima Torres says
Cauliflower buffalo wings and pizza sound delicious! Now I want to try these vegan recipes.
Emman Damian says
I love a good hummus. I really want to try the Roasted Cauliflower Beet Hummus. It seems very tasty and very easy to do.
Danielle Rice says
I’m not a fan of cauliflower. I can’t get passed the way it looks, but if you disguise it like these recipes…I’m so here for it!
Joanna Clute says
I love cooking with cauliflower. It is so delicious and tastes great with anything!
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
“Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Cauliflower”…..that’s what I am eyeing now! Loved it right away, Tiffany.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
This post is a goldmine for cauliflower recipes! I will try making the Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Cauliflower first. That sounds like a really healthy snack for my family’s weekend movie night.
We have friends and family members who are vegan. I am sure they will appreciate these recipes for cauliflower.
It’s all making my mouth water. I’m starving right now and could definitely use some of that.