Excuse Us While We Buy All the Cauliflower We Can Find to Make These Plant-Based Dishes
"If cauliflower can become a pizza crust, you can do anything!" That's our motto for this year. The cruciferous vegetable is incredibly nutritious and so versatile. It can turn into rice, bread, and even be used as a thickener in smoothies, believe it or not. It also has a slight cheesy flavor and meaty texture, making it the perfect ingredient for so many vegan dish.
Enjoy these unique recipes where cauliflower shows off all its tastes, from sweet to savory.
Curried Cauliflower, Rice, and Kale Soup
For a colder and more cozy night, try this soup packed with cauliflower in rice form. The bonus? It's also gluten-free.
Get the recipe: curried cauliflower, rice, and kale soup
Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
This is comfort food without the damage. The recipe makes about six servings, so make some for dinner and some for lunch the next day.
Get the recipe: chickpea coconut curry with sweet potatoes
Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
If you need a quick meal, this is perfect — all you need is 15 minutes of cook time. Add tofu or tempeh for added plant protein.
Get the recipe: cauliflower rice stir-fry
Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens With Roasted Cauliflower
Inspired by Indian flavors, this is a bowl of guaranteed deliciousness. The quinoa is cooked in coconut milk so it's super light, fluffy, and packed with flavor.
Get the recipe: curried coconut quinoa and greens with roasted cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Quinoa Salad With Jalapeño-Lime Dressing
Switch up your same boring salad with this plant-based protein-packed one, all coated in a unique jalapeño-lime dressing.
Roasted Cauliflower, Freekeh, and Garlic-Tahini Sauce
This dish screams Mediterranean flavors! Tons of fresh herbs and the creamiest tahini sauce pair so well with the cauliflower. If you like a hint of sweetness, garnish with raisins.
Get the recipe: roasted cauliflower, freekeh, and garlic-tahini sauce
This is what dreams are made of: white Alfredo sauce without any dairy. The secret, key ingredient is in fact cauliflower, along with nutritional yeast, which adds a cheesy, umami flavor.
Get the recipe: creamy cauliflower Alfredo
Hearty Vegetable Soup
You can't go wrong with a soup recipe that has five different vegetables in it. It's heavy on the flavor but light in calories — just 159 per serving!
Get the recipe: hearty vegetable soup
Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower
Skip the Indian takeout and swap the chicken with cauliflower and heavy cream with coconut cream for the ultimate decadent dinner. You'll be lucky if there are leftovers for next day meal-prep.
Get the recipe: Indian coconut butter cauliflower
Lentil Salad With Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms
Serve this tasty salad as a side dish or a main. Either way, this dish will be the star. Plus, cauliflower and lentils are great to help you reach your daily fiber goal.
Get the recipe: lentil salad with roasted cauliflower and mushrooms
Charred Cauliflower Steak
Cauliflower has a nice meatiness to it that can act as a steak substitute when charred and garnished with generous dollops of almond chimichurri.
Get the recipe: charred cauliflower steak
Cauliflower works great in sweet recipes, too, since it doesn't have a strong taste. If you can't have oatmeal, try this alternative!
Get the recipe: cauliflower porridge
Roasted Cauliflower Dip
A huge crowd-pleaser, serve this dip with any vehicle, like pita chips, baby carrots, or sliced cucumbers. It's the perfect midafternoon snack.
Get the recipe: roasted cauliflower dip
Chocolate (Cauliflower) Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
Sneak some veggies into chocolate cake without anyone knowing. The cauliflower is the key to making this cake extra fudgy and irresistibly moist.
Get the recipe: chocolate (cauliflower) cake with peanut butter frosting