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Vegan cauliflower recipes

Whether you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet or just want to include more plant-based dishes in your weekly menu, you need some great-tasting vegan cauliflower recipes up your sleeve. To get you started, here are 7 of our favourite ways to cook cauliflower, including cauliflower curry, cauliflower steak, roast cauliflower, miso cauliflower and more. As well as dinner ideas, you’ll find recipes that are great for entertaining. All of these delicious recipes are dairy-free and vegan, so they’re perfect for everyone to enjoy.

1. Roasted cauliflower dahl

If you love cauliflower curry and lentil dhal, this quick and easy dish is the best of both worlds. Roast cauliflower florets until golden, then add to the curried lentils with crisp green beans. Complete this vegan cauliflower recipe with some dairy-free yoghurt, vegan flatbread and a squeeze of lemon.

2. Courtney Roulston's cauliflower steak with carrot hummus

Try cauliflower steak, Mediterranean style. In this vegan cauliflower recipe, Courtney Roulston roasts cauliflower steaks in the oven and serves them on roasted carrot hummus, crispy harissa fried chickpeas with a shallot, mint, lemon and pomegranate topping. The result is a vibrant, restaurant-style vegan dish that’s sure to impress.

3. Quick cauliflower and broccoli soup

Take a shortcut to an amazing vegan soup with smooth, creamy and dairy-free Coles cauliflower, broccoli and cashew soup pouches. Just top with pan-fried cauliflower, broccoli and tofu and fresh basil leaves for a 5-ingredient vegan dinner for four. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

4. Vegetarian tikka masala

When you’re looking for vegan cauliflower recipes, you can’t go past a good cauliflower curry. This simple recipe also includes butternut pumpkin along with canned tomatoes, coconut milk and tikka masala curry paste. It’s quick to prep and needs only 30 minutes cooking time, so it’s great for weeknights.

5. Courtney Roulston's whole roast miso cauliflower

Tried miso cauliflower yet? Give Courtney Roulston’s recipe a go. To cook a whole roasted cauliflower faster, par-boil the cauliflower and roast it covered with foil. Then finish roasting uncovered with a sticky, golden miso and sesame glaze. Creamy cashew sauce is an ideal accompaniment to this vegan roast dinner.

6. Curtis Stone's cauliflower and spinach dal

For another way to make cauliflower dhal, cook the cauliflower with the lentils so it breaks down and becomes creamy. This vegan cauliflower recipe is a great alternative to cauliflower curry for a healthy and hearty dinner. It’s made from scratch using green or yellow split peas and plenty of spice.

7. Courtney Roulston’s spiced cauliflower with pickled onions

On its own or as part of an entertaining menu, this vegan cauliflower recipe makes a tasty salad for four. Team golden roast cauliflower florets with fresh rocket and toasted flaked almonds, then add tangy pickled red onion and an irresistible cashew cream flavoured with tahini and maple syrup.

8. Aryan’s cauliflower Manchurian

From Indian Chinese cuisine, this vegan cauliflower recipe is made by dipping cauliflower florets in batter, deep-frying, then tossing in a spicy sweet and sour sauce. The sticky cauliflower bites are great as part of a banquet or as a light meal with a cooling cucumber salad on the side.