Dijon-Roasted Cauliflower

Dijon-Roasted Cauliflower

If you haven’t noticed from our earlier recipes here on the blog, I love cauliflower.  Unlike previous iterations of this veggie here, though, this one contains no buffalo sauce!  Instead, this dijon-roasted cauliflower has its own kind of spice–and it’s absolutely delicious.

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I make this one with a full head, or I’ve used the same sauce to coat some yummy florets, as in the recipe below! You just need to clean and coat the full head thoroughly and cook in a dish rather than a baking sheet–just keep an eye on it time-wise (I find it’s about an hour or so, depending on the size of the head).

I love to serve these dijon-roasted cauliflower florets over couscous to add a bit more bulk and fill me up even more with just this simple meal.  Of course, you could try it with your grain of choice.

Or, you could definitely use this sauce with other veggies!  Get creative–and be sure to let me know in the comments if you try it with something else!

Depending on your oven and type of cauliflower, it may take a bit longer than listed to thoroughly cook it through. I had one particularly large head take almost two hours!  Even still, it was absolutely worth it in my book.

This is truly one of my all-time favourite recipes.  I eat it far more frequently than any normal person really should! Admittedly, I usually eat most of the head as my entire meal, too.  I really can’t say enough good things about this one.  Don’t believe me?

Try it for yourself!

Dijon-Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cauliflower florets or head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 tsp onion powder
  • 6 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Clean head of cauliflower (if applicable). 

  3. Whisk remaining ingredients to create a sauce. 

  4. Place on a baking sheet (or in a baking dish if using a head). Cover the sheet with foil or parchment paper for an easier cleanup!

  5. Coat cauliflower thoroughly with sauce.

  6. If baking full head, cover with foil.  

  7. Cook for about half an hour, or when florets have become golden brown in the sauce (about one hour, or until it can be cut easily with a knife, for a head)

  8. (Optional step for a head of cauliflower) If desired, remove foil and cook for another 5-10 minutes, so outside becomes golden brown. 

  9. Serve, and enjoy!

Dijon-Roasted Cauliflower

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

One of the first recipes I posted on For the Sake of Good Taste (and a personal all-time favourite) is this buffalo cauliflower sandwich. In a similar vein, I’m a huge fan of buffalo cauliflower wings.

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I first made a version of these during my freshman year of college when a friend and I hosted a super bowl party for our larger friend group. I was hooked!

Since then, I’ve tried dozens of different recipes and adapted my own to come up with this one (though let’s be honest, I’ll almost definitely adapt it more!).  I’ve made it with fresh and frozen cauliflower florets, store-bought or homemade buffalo sauce, and with or without the crispy batter.

It’s delicious all of these ways!

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo cauliflower wings are perfect for game day and for every day! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower

Batter

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • dash hot sauce

Buffalo Sauce - I use the sauce from our Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich (linked above!), or you can substitute a store-bought sauce or other favourite recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. 

  2. Clean cauliflower and cut into florets.

  3. Combine batter ingredients. 

  4. Evenly coat each floret and place on a baking sheet. 

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until batter turns golden brown. 

  6. Combine ingredients for buffalo sauce and coat battered & baked bites. 

  7. Return bites to oven for 5-10 minutes or until crispy once again.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

While living in England, one of my housemates whipped up Hot for Food’s vegan buffalo cauliflower sandwich.  For the first time in my life, I finished off my leftovers and was sad I had none left.  I’ve never felt so much like Patrick Star in my life!

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But all Spongebob references aside, this was by far one of the most delicious sandwiches I’ve had the opportunity to consume.

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Me being me, I made a few adjustments, and our vegan buffalo cauliflower sandwich was born.

My biggest difficulty so far is the dressing.  Since Vegenaise is impossible to find in my middle of nowhere town, it’s up to me to make my own.  Unfortunately, none of my blenders open on top, which complicates the emulsification process a bit.  So, my dressing tends to be a lot runnier than I’d like, but it’s delicious nevertheless!

Our buffalo sauce is quite different than the inspiration, too, but I think it adds a nice touch. You can play around with the flavours, too! Prefer your sandwich less spicy? Adjust accordingly.  Want to up the spice? Go for it!  Either way, I can just about guarantee that you’ll love this sandwich–hopefully as much as I do!

Try it for yourself and see!

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

A delicious, healthy buffalo cauliflower sandwich.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 buns I split the steaks in half sometimes, so feel free to use more buns!

Cauliflower "Steak"

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 stick vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Ranch sauce

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

  2. Clean cauliflower and slice in half. From each half, cut one steak, about 1/2 inch thick. Save the remaining cauliflower to make buffalo cauliflower wings or your favourite cauliflower recipe!

  3. Whisk flour, non-dairy milk, water, and spices in a bowl. Pour into a baking dish and use to coat the steaks completely. Place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

  4. While they are baking, prepare your sauces.

  5. Prepare vegan mayo if you haven't already, then whisk all ingredients together. Chill until the remaining ingredients are ready.

  6. Melt butter, then combine with remaining ingredients to form buffalo sauce. Add to baking dish and coat baked cauliflower. Place back in oven and bake for another 25 minutes.

  7. Add steaks to bun with dressing and condiments of choice. I've used Hot for Food's suggestion of lettuce, tomato, and onion, and substituted avocado from time to time. They're all wonderful!  

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

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