Published by PETA Staff.


Cauliflower is a wonderfully versatile vegetable for the summer months. A perfect addition to your backyard barbecues, it can be featured in a main dish, used in a wide variety of side dishes, or incorporated into a light salad.

1. Cauliflower “Meatballs”

Deconstruct cauliflower to create a unique breaded “meatball.”

Cauliflower Meatball

 2. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”

Watch this video, feel your stomach growl, and then make the dish.

3. Cauliflower Mash

If you want to avoid using potatoes for any reason, this delicious cauliflower mash will rival its mashed potato equivalent!

4. Cauliflower “Cheese Sauce” from the ‘FatFree Vegan Kitchen’ blog

Just add this cheese sauce to some macaroni, and you have yourself a vegan mac and cheese!

cauliflower-cheese-sauceCauliflower "Cheese" Sauce | Courtesy of FatFree Kitchen Blog | Susan Voisin

5. Vegetable Medley With Peanut Sauce

This easy-to-make dish features cauliflower and is truly to die for!

6. Cauliflower “au Gratin”

This casserole is the perfect dish to take to any vegan potluck or barbecue!

7. Cauliflower Soup

You can’t lose with this light, refreshing soup.

8. Quinoa Cauliflower Biryani from the ‘Vegan Rica’ Blog

It’s too beautiful for words…

Cauliflower Biryani

9. Creamed Cauliflower

Here’s a simple side dish that we love to make. Add a touch of cayenne pepper for a nice kick!


10. Spiced Cauliflower

They say that eating hot food on hot days cools you down! Well, this is the perfect dish for doing just that.

11. Green Pea and Cauliflower Curry

We would be remiss to leave out a curry, a cauliflower fave!

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