Time has labeled cauliflower as the new “it” vegetable, while Bloomberg has said cauliflower is “the new kale.” The cruciferous veggie has been steamed, roasted, riced, and even turned into pizza crusts. In restaurants, cauliflower steaks and whole roasted seasoned centerpieces are becoming a trend, whereas food manufacturers and grocers are now selling bags of fresh and frozen riced cauliflower. Don’t miss out on this delicious trend; check out these 13 vegan cauliflower recipes to create crave-worthy cruciferous dishes at home.

13 Vegan Recipes to Embrace the Cauliflower Trend


1. Cauliflower Popcorn

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Shake it up on movie night; serve cauliflower in place of popcorn. It’s a perfect way to sneak veggies into your diet, or your kid’s diet, without compromising on the flavors and foods you love.

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2. Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Feeling heavy after a carton-full of vegan fried rice? Use shredded cauliflower instead of rice for an energizing yet filling lunch or dinner.

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3. Cauliflower Mash

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It’s hard to top mashed potatoes. However, this light and creamy mashed cauliflower recipe rivals any spud-based side dish.

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4. Cauliflower Casserole

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Who doesn’t love a good casserole? They’re hearty, warming, nostalgic, and capable of serving a crowd. Spice up your casserole game with this unique twist on the classic dish.

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5. Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

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Many vegan cheese sauces are made with a cashew base, making them fairly heavy and a no-go for those with nut allergies. This lightened-up version is as creamy and delicious as the cashew-based cheeses, and can be used in many of the same dishes. Drizzle on steamed veggies, loaded baked potatoes, vegan nachos, or pasta.

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6. Cauliflower Soup

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Cozy up to a silky smooth bowl of roasted cauliflower and coconut soup, topped with spiced crunchy chickpea croutons and a dash of smoked paprika.

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7. Cauliflower Curry

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This curry is super simple, coming together in just half an hour. Forget takeout; you can make this flavorful Indian-inspired dish faster than UberEats can deliver to your door.

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8. Cauliflower Roast

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A whole roasted cauliflower is a unique and impressive edible centerpiece to any dinner party. Carve it tableside to the “oohs” and “ahs” of your guests.

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9. Cauliflower Bolognese

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Recreate a plant-based version of the authentic Italian bolognese sauce by swapping the meat for cauliflower. Your nona won’t be able to tell the difference!

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10. Cauliflower Wings

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Cauliflower wings aren’t just for vegans; this spicy appetizer has become a staple on pub and brewery menus for everyone to enjoy. Pair with some cool vegan ranch and celery sticks for the perfect gameday snack.

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11. Cauliflower Hummus

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Hummus is a creative canvas – it goes with just about anything. There’s beet hummus, black bean hummus, edamame hummus, dessert hummus, and now…cauliflower hummus. Stock up on pita bread.

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12. Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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How do you like your pizza crust? Deep dish, New York thin crust, or cauliflower? This veggie base creates a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside crust that holds up to the cheesiest of vegan pizzas. Want more? Top your pie with roasted cauliflower!

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13. Cauliflower Meatballs

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Make your own vegan meat at home with this easy plant-based meatball recipe. In just forty minutes with a few simple ingredients, you can make a healthy, restaurant-quality meal from the comfort of your kitchen.

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