Welcome to our recipe roundup with 30 sensational vegan cauliflower recipes.

From crispy appetizers to hearty mains and creative side dishes, this collection is a testament to the endless possibilities that cauliflower brings to the table.

Whether you’re experimenting with Meatless dinners or curious about the vibrant world of plant-based cooking, these recipes are designed to inspire and delight your taste buds.

Vegan cauliflower recipes with soups, salads, curries

Get ready to experience cauliflower in a new light as we dive into these mouthwatering dishes that prove plantbased eating can be both nutritious and incredibly flavorful.

1. Cauliflower rice

We start this list of cauliflower recipes with a serving of Cauliflower rice – the perfect side dish for curries, stews, and anything with a sauce.

It’s easy to make in 10 minutes with simple ingredients.

Get the recipe here

2. Chickpea muffins

Chickpea frittata muffins are an easy make-ahead recipe for a nutritious and tasty breakfast, quick lunch, or dinner.

They are very similar to vegan mini quiches and can be customized with any vegetables of your choice.

Get the recipe here.

3. Tofu curry

Making an excellent tofu curry in one pot is easy.

Put this meal together in less than 30 minutes, and make the best everyday vegan curry recipe.

Get the recipe here

4. Red pepper pasta

Creamy, quick, and delicious. The red pepper sauce is so good you’ll want to put it on top of everything.

You can make This easy recipe in less than 30 minutes with seasonal veggies and herbs.

Get the recipe here

5. Creamy cauliflower salad

Imagine slightly charred roasted cauliflower paired with nutty chickpeas, spiced with cumin, tossed with a creamy tahini dressing, and plenty of fresh lemon juice.

Creamy, earthy, nutty, and flavorful, this cauliflower salad is a Mediterranean-inspired recipe that nourishes and satisfies you.

Get the recipe here

6. Cauliflower lentil salad

The cauliflower lentil salad is easy to make; we use simple ingredients, and you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for several days.

First, roast cauliflower florets in the oven with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then mix it with a can of lentils and toss it with our favorite cumin and lemon dressing.

Get the recipe here

7. Vegetable soup

You’ll love this vegetable soup recipe because it’s so easy to makeinfinitely tastycomforting, and perfect for meal prep as it keeps in the fridge for several days.

It’s excellent to make ahead, perfect for cold winter days, and one of the best meals to feed your family.

Get the recipe here

8. Cauliflower curry

Our cauliflower curry is an Indian-inspired recipe in which tender cauliflower florets simmer in a rich, aromatic tomato and coconut milk sauce.

You can customize the intensity of this curry by adding more or less spices. Our recipe is mild, with vegetarian protein, and an excellent starting point.

Get the recipe here

9. Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a simple vegetarian Indian dish with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi), and a mix of turmeric and cumin.

Serve this cauliflower potato curry as a starter, side dish, or healthy main with naan bread or rice and your favorite yogurt.

Get the recipe here

10. Whole roasted cauliflower

A straightforward and guestfriendly dinner recipe that will impress everyone around your table.

This whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce and chimichurri has just the right amount of char and is an ideal vegetarian centerpiece.

Get the recipe here

11. Air fryer cauliflower

While this air fryer cauliflower recipe is almost the same as oven-roasted cauliflower florets, you can make it in half the time.

Thanks to the hot air fanned onto the food, the air fryer can cook cauliflower florets in 12 to 15 minutes. We highly recommend it in cauliflower pasta and kale pasta.

Get the recipe here.

12. Vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce

It’s a decadent and creamy alfredo sauce but without the extra calories.

Vegan broth, cauliflower, and vegan butter combine in this delicious alfredo sauce, making an ideal candlelight dinner idea.

Get the recipe @thissavoryvegan

13. Creamy vegan cauliflower soup

This creamy vegan cauliflower soup adds a cozy, creamy, yet incredibly light soup to our recipe list.

Meal-prep-friendly and with simple ingredients, Claire’s gluten-free cauliflower soup is a must-try!

Get the recipe @eatwithclarity

14. Crispy cauliflower pasta salad

Lemon and shallot vinaigrette, roasted cauliflower, and toasted walnuts make this delightful pasta salad a fantastic combination.

Rene’s pasta salad is also served with avocado and fresh basil leaves; it’s a must-try dinner.

Get the recipe @thissavoryvegan

15. Easy creamy cauliflower curry

With only 35 minutes of cooking time, this easy and endlessly creamy cauliflower curry is ready.

We love that it’s whole30, gluten-free, and low-carb – so this vegan curry will be a crowd-pleaser.

Get the recipe @themodernproper

16. Sticky cauliflower meatballs

Anjali made these beautiful Asian-inspired vegan meatballs with cauliflower rice.

Serve these easy, baked meatballs on rice and with fresh coriander on top; it’s a refreshing way to eat your greens.

Get the recipe @recipemagik

17. Herby cauliflower salad

Adam and Joanne’s easy cauliflower salad is a meal-prep-friendly, lunch-box-worthy cauliflower favorite.

With plant-based protein such as chickpeas and a herby, lemony dressing, this cauliflower salad is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Get the recipe @inspiredtaste

18. Sweet and sour cauliflower

This sweet and sour cauliflower makes a perfect quick dinner-like takeaway but probably better.

Brita’s food is always simple yet appealing, and this 25-minute cauliflower dish is no different!

Get the recipe @foodwithfeeling

19. Mashed cauliflower with kale

A perfect side dish for the holidays, thanksgiving, and stews and pots – this mashed cauliflower with kale is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.

Deryn’s recipe can be paired with any veggie you like and made in advance as it keeps well in the fridge.

Get the recipe @runningonrealfood

20. Roasted cauliflower dip

Cauliflower is cooked in a new way with this healthy cauliflower dip with hazelnuts and smoked paprika.

Dara’s recipe is ready in 35 minutes and is gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb.

Get the recipe @cookincanuck

21. Roasted sweet potato and cauliflower tacos

A fun way to eat vegetarian tacos is with these roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower tacos.

Perfect for taco Tuesday, Jess’s tacos are ready in just 40 minutes and have healthy plant-based proteins. YUM.

Get the recipe @playswellwithbutter

22. Vegan blackened cauliflower

A hearty and satiating dinner with easy-to-find ingredients – Lauren’s blackened cauliflower is a great way to incorporate more veggies into your diet.

Serve with pasta and a creamy vegan pesto for a luxurious everyday dinner.

Get the recipe @rabbitandwolves

23. Lettuce wraps with spicy teriyaki cauliflower

Perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or as a meatless meal.

These spicy teriyaki cauliflower lettuce cups are low-carb, fun to eat, gluten-free, and healthy.

Get the recipe @forkinthekitchen

24. Sheet pan cauliflower fajitas

An excellent recipe for a grilling/vegan barbecue feast – these sheet pan cauliflower fajitas are a superb summer appetizer, side dish, or main.

Add slices of avocado, lime juice, and a serving of rice, and you’ll have a wholesome and delicious plant-based meal.

Get the recipe @makeitdairyfree

25. Vegan cheesy cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower, mushrooms, and a creamy sauce come together in an indulgent combination with this cauliflower gratin.

Lisa’s vegan gratin is a perfect cozy side dish for autumn, winter, and the holidays.

Get the recipe here @okonomikitchen

More recipes with cauliflower

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How to store these vegan cauliflower recipes

  • How to store: Store these meals in air-tight containers in the fridge. Eat within 2-3 days of making them, but they are best and freshest on the preparation day.
  • How to reheat: Warm them up on the stovetop or microwave. Before serving, garnish with your preferred topping.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze these meals for up to 3 months. To freeze, let them cool down first, then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container, leaving space to expand the food.
    Thaw in the microwave or a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with your preferred herbs.
Cauliflower Curry with a lemon wedge and spoon

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Vegan cauliflower recipes with soups, salad, and side dishes

Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 2 votes
Looking for a vegan recipe with cauliflower? We've got you covered with these 25 Best Vegan Cauliflower Recipes that will satisfy your cravings and offer a wholesome meal or side dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Course: Dinner, Side dish
Cuisine: American Italian, Indian-Inspired, Italian


  • Pick your favorite cauliflower recipe from the list, try something new
  • Read the recipe for ingredients required
  • Make your new vegan cauliflower recipe!


  • How to store: Most of these meals can keep for 2-3 days in the fridge, if stored in an air-tight container.
  • How to reheat: Warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave. Before serving garnish with your preferred topping.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze these meals for up to 3 months. To freeze, let them cool down first, then transfer to a freezer-friendly container, leaving some space to allow the food to expand. Thaw in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with your preferred herbs.


STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Most of these meals can keep for 2-3 days in the fridge if stored in an air-tight container.


Serving: 150g, Calories: 350kcal
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