Here is a collection of our best cauliflower recipes- all bursting with flavor! Full of incredible health benefits, cauliflower is easy to incorporate into our weekly diet!

31+ Best Cauliflower Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower Recipes

This is where cauliflower truly shines! Roasting cauliflower brings out its earthy sweetness, pairing perfectly with almost any spice and flavor. Try something new tonight, like these cauliflower tacos, cauliflower pasta, cauliflower steaks, cauliflower rice, or our “go-to” roasted cauliflower, the perfect side dish to any meal!

Golden and delicious roasted Chili Crisp Cauliflower is a fast and easy side dish or tasty appetizer with loads of flavor & crunchy texture.

Chili Crisp Cauliflower

Golden and delicious roasted Chili Crisp Cauliflower is a fast and easy side dish or tasty appetizer with loads of flavor & crunchy texture.

Smokey Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls!  These filling vegan bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Served over seasoned black beans (and optional rice) with Mexican Slaw, radishes, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions. #roastedcauliflower #bowls #veganbowls #veganrecipes #buddhabowls #chimichurri #eatclean #cleaneating #plantbased #healthybowls

Roasted Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls

Smokey Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce served over seasoned black beans and optional rice with Mexican slaw, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions.

Coriander Cauliflower with garlic, lemon and caraway | www.feastingathome.com

Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

Roasted Cauliflower with whole spices, garlic, lemon and parsley – a simple vegan side dish that is full of flavor! Vegan and gluten-free! The caraway seeds are optional but add amazing and unique flavor!

whole roasted cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Zaatar Spice and Tahini Sauce- a healthy vegan side dish bursting with Middle Eastern flavor. Easy and delicious! Allow 60-90 minutes of roasting time!

cauliflower pasta in a bowl.

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

This roasted Cauliflower Pasta is so flavorful. Toss pasta with roasted cauliflower (and their leaves), toasted walnuts, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Keep it vegan or dust it with parmesan cheese or pecorino. A fast healthy dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. 

Cauliflower Steak Recipes

These recipes for roasted Cauliflower Steaks are not only easy, but they are also quite stunning and full of flavor.

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce & Lentils

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce over a bed of simply seasoned lentils. A quick and easy sheet pan dinner – vegan, plant-powered, and full of flavor!

Middle Eastern Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce. Vegan and Gluten-free!

Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce

A simple recipe for Middle Eastern Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce. Vegan and Gluten-free!

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Roasted Cauliflower SteakS

This Roasted Cauliflower Steak Recipe is one of my all-time favorites! Topped with flavorful Gremolata (a zesty, herby Italian Green Sauce) this can be served as a vegan main course or a tasty side dish to salmon, chicken, pork, or beef.

Cauliflower SouP RecipeS

Cauliflower blends up creamy and nourishing in these delicious cauliflower soup recipes!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe is so cozy and flavorful! Made with garlic, sage and a toasted pinenut crumble. Vegan adaptable.

 Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

This Curried Cauliflower Soup recipe is infused with Indian spices, curry powder, coconut milk, ginger and lime. It is simple and easy to make and can be made in an Instant Pot (or on the stovetop! Healthy and delicious!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Thyme and Sharp Cheddar is easy to love.  Simple to make and Vegan adaptable! (see recipe notes)

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Ultra comforting and warming, this Cauliflower Cheddar Soup is easy to love!  Simple to make and pure comfort food!

Cauliflower Salad Recipes

Savory, hearty Cauliflower Salads make a delicious side dish or a light and healthy entree. Pair with a protein or enjoy as is!

30 Amazing Cauliflower Recipes: Indian Spinach Salad with Lentils & Cauliflower

Indian Spinach Salad with Lentils and roasted Cauliflower

A fresh and flavorful Indian Spinach Salad with black lentils, roasted cauliflower and roasted radishes.  Caramelized shallots and a Tempered Seed Dressing give the salad amazing flavor, depth and crunchy texture. (Serves 2 as an entree salad or 4 as a side salad.)

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe is incredibly flavorful. Cauliflower is roasted until tender-crisp, then tossed with farro, lacinato kale, scallions, raisins, and toasty almonds in a savory-sweet turmeric dressing. Vegan.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Farro & Turmeric Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with farro, green onions, and kale with a turmeric dressing — can be served warm as a side or chill as a salad.

Purple Cauliflower Salad (Sicilian Style!)

Purple Cauliflower Salad (Sicilian Style!)

Purple Cauliflower Salad (Sicilian Style!) with kalamata olives, capers, grains, parsley scallions and pickled onions. This healthy vegan salad is easy to make and keeps for several days, perfect for meal prep!

30 Delicious Cauliflower Recipes: Warm Winter Salad

Warm Winter Cauliflower Salad

This Warm Winter Cauliflower Salad is hearty, and nourishing! I’ts made on a sheet pan with roasted cauliflower, carrots, fennel and chickpeas, with Middle Eastern spices, topped with wi spinach, drizzled with Tahini Sauce.

30 Best Cauliflower Recipes: Shaved Cauliflower Salad w/  Yogurt Dressing

Shaved Cauliflower Salad w/Creamy Yogurt Dressing

This Shaved Cauliflower Salad is so fresh and flavorful! Made with fresh shaved cauliflower, spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint, and a delicious Yogurt-Garlic Dressing.


Indian Cauliflower Recipes

Pairing perfectly with Indian flavors, cauliflower soaks up the delicious spiced sauces.

30 Stunning Cauliflower Recipes! Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea & Tofu Bowls

Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea & Tofu Bowls

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Caramelized Tofu, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. Serve it with fluffy basmati rice and cilantro mint chutney to create a hearty vegan bowl. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavors.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan!

30 Delicious Cauliflower Recipes: Frankies! (AKA Bombay Burittos)

Frankies! (aka Bombay Burritos)

A delicious recipe for Frankies- India’s street food, also called a Mumbai Burrito or Bombay Burritos. Filled with curried potatoes, roasted cauliflower and chickpeas, spinach, cilantro mint chutney and pickled onions. Vegan! GF adaptable. It requires a few components- but well worth it!

30 Best Cauliflower Recipes: Vegan Tikka Masala (Stovetop or Instant Pot)

Vegan Tikka Masala (Stovetop or Instant Pot)

Vegan Tikka Masala with Cauliflower can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop in under 25 minutes! An easy, healthy, keto-friendly weeknight meal! | www.feastingathome.com

30 Best Cauliflower Recipes: Aloo Gobi Recipe (Indian-Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)

Aloo Gobi Recipe (Indian-Spiced Potatoes & Cauliflower)

Flavorful Aloo Gobi! Indian-Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower with Masala Spices- an easy authentic, healthy Indian classic that can be made on the stovetop! Vegan adaptable.

30 Amazing Cauliflower Recipes: Golden Cauliflower Dal w/ Red Lentils, Coconut and Spinach

Cauliflower Dal w/ Red Lentils, Coconut and Spinach

Cauliflower Dal with Coconut and Spinach made with split red lentils and fragrant Indian spices. A healthy comforting, plant-based dinner recipe. Vegan-adaptable. (Inspired by Minimalist Baker)


Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Cauliflower rice is a light alternative to rice and other grains. Low carb with a toothsome texture and ready to take on any flavor!

30 Amazing Cauliflower Recipes: Grain-Free Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice

Grain-free Moroccan cauliflower rice or “couscous” is gluten-free, healthy and vibrantly flavorful! Cauliflower stands in for couscous here with dried apricots, toasted almonds and Moroccan spices, tossed with fresh parsley, mint and a lemon honey drizzle.  Vegan-adaptable.

Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Tofu and Veggies – a quick and healthy sheet-pan dinner with your choice of protein, tofu or chicken. Vegan, gluten-free! | www.feastingathome.com

30 Best Cauliflower Recipes: How to Make Cauliflower Rice!

How to Make Cauliflower Rice!

How to make cauliflower rice! A healthy, low-carb alternative to rice, that is easy to make and tastes amazing! Use a box grater or food processor then either roast it or saute it on the stovetop! Season with garlic, lemon zest and fresh herbs.

30 Amazing Cauliflower Recipes: Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice.

Fajita Cauliflower Rice Bowl

This delicious Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice- is all made on one sheet pan ( including the cauliflower rice!). It’s a fast weeknight meal that is vegan and gluten-free. (Or feel free to add chicken!)

cauliflower rice bowl.

Greek Cauliflower Rice Bowl

A quick and flavorful Cauliflower Rice bowl with grilled souvlaki chicken or tofu, fresh summer vegetables, Cucumber yogurt Sauce and Cauliflower “Rice”.


CAULIFLOWER Side Dish recipes

These cauliflower side dishes are not only full of delicious flavors they are also a great low-carb alternative to the more traditional starchy sides.

roasted vegetables.

Roasted Vegetables

This recipe for Roasted Veggies comes out perfect every time. Use up what you have including cauliflower florets! Easy, healthy, delicious! Vegan and Gluten-free.

30 Best Cauliflower Recipes: Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Mashed Cauliflower

This Mashed Cauliflower recipe is an easy delicious alternative to mashed potatoes! Low carb, keto-friendly, healthy and full of amazing flavor, the perfect side dish that goes with everything! Vegan adaptable, and Gluten Free!

cauliflower gratin.

Cauliflower Gratin

Roasted cauliflower gratin with garlic and sage is a delicious side dish that is keto, low-carb, and gluten-free, perfect for the holiday table! Vegetarian or add bacon or pancetta.


Vegetarian CaulifloweR Dinner Recipes

Healthy, tender cauliflower florets are tucked into savory vegetarian meals.

Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodles

Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodles!

Flavorful Kung Pao Cauliflower in a flavorful Kung pao sauce, served over noodles.

Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with quick and easy Mole Rojo sauce!  These healthy vegan tacos are loaded up with cabbage, avocado, radishes and cilantro and full of satisfying flavor and fresh crunchy ingredients.

Our best cauliflower recipes: cauliflower bowls!

Roasted Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls

Smokey Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce served over seasoned black beans and optional rice with Mexican slaw, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions.

Our best cauliflower recipes-healthy, easy & full of flavor. Roasted cauliflower recipes, cauliflower dinners, vegetarian,  salads, and soups!

White Enchiladas w/CaulifloweR

White Enchiladas with your choice of roasted cauliflower (or chicken) with Creamy Poblano Sauce!

Cauliflower Faqs

Is cauliflower rice healthier than rice?

Cauliflower is a good source of fiber and is lower in carbohydrates and calories than rice. It is a perfect rice alternative for those on a low-carb diet.

What goes well with cauliflower?

Cauliflower is mild in flavor, especially when cooked, lending itself well to many different spices and sauces. Perfect with almost any cuisine, including Indian, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors.

What does cauliflower do for the brain?

Cauliflower is a source of choline, essential for brain development, as well as a key building block for acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that is needed to signal the nervous system. Choline is essential for mood, memory and recall.

What is the best way to cook cauliflower?

Roasting brings out cauliflower’s toasty, earthy sweetness, and it’s our favorite way to cook cauliflower. Make cauliflower “rice” as a grain alternative. Mashed cauliflower is a great low-carb alternative replacement to potatoes.

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30+ Super-Tasty Cauliflower Recipes: Perfect Roasted Cauliflower

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These cauliflower recipes are bursting with flavor! Try something new tonight, like cauliflower soup, cauliflower tacos, cauliflower pasta, cauliflower steaks, cauliflower rice, or our “go-to” roasted cauliflower, the perfect side dish to any meal! Here’s our go-to Roasted Cauliflower. (See video above)


Ingredients

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  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, or enough to coat well.
  • 68 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, whole if possible (or use ground coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, (or ground cumin)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Trim leaves off the cauliflower, and cut it into small 1-inch florets.
  3. Place in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Add the garlic, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, salt, pepper, chili flakes, lemon zest. Toss to coat well.
  4. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through,  until fork tender and lightly edges are lightly crispy. Note: Depending on the size that you cut them this may need more or less time.
  5. Place in a serving dish making sure to get all the seeds from the tray- nd toss with the fresh chopped Italian parsley right before serving. Taste for salt, add more if needed. Add a squeeze of lemon juice if yo like.
  6. Leftovers will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator, reheat in the oven or microwave. 

Notes

TIP: If your cauliflower is cut too big, your garlic may burn, so cut it into small florets (or for larger florets, cook at 400F for 30 minutes) 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 339.7 mg
  • Fat: 11.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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