Easy Vegan And Gluten Free Crispy Cauliflower Bowl

Try this crispy cauliflower bowl if you’re looking for an easy, packed with nutrients, healthy recipe to throw together after work.

This bowl is filled with all of your favourite things, crispy baked cauliflower, edamame, and avocado.

Cauliflower is one of the most nutritious vegetables on a calorie-for-calorie basis. Often overlooked, it boasts a wide arrangement of vitamins and minerals that help boost many functions within the body. Find out more about this superfood and how it is used to make vegan cheese here.

This crispy cauliflower bowl will be on your weekly rotation. It comes together in minutes and has minimal cleanup. Plus, it is vegan, dairy, gluten, and nut-free.

crispy cauliflower bowl


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Easy Vegan And Gluten Free Crispy Cauliflower Bowl

Course Bowls
Cuisine Australian, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 456 kcal
Author Jaime Hall


For the crispy cauliflower

  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 3 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp. plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup + 3 tbsp. cup (70g) gluten-free or regular
  • salt and pepper

For the bowl

  • 6 cups (180g) mixed greens
  • 1 ½ cup (230g) frozen edamame
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • ½ cup (90g) brown rice
  • 1 cup (240ml) water or vegetable stock
  • 1-2 Avocado


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the brown rice into a pot with water, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 40 minutes.
  2. Remove the stem and leaves from the cauliflower and cut into large bite-sized pieces.
  3. Toss the cauliflower with vegan mayonnaise, avocado oil, and plant-based milk.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the breadcrumb and spice mixture over the cauliflower and stir together until coated. Transfer the cauliflower to a lined baking sheet and bake for 18-23 minutes until the cauliflower becomes crispy.
  5. Take 3 serving bowls share the mixed greens, thawed edamame beans, and grated carrot evenly between each bowl.
  6. When ready to serve, top each bowl with rice and cauliflower.

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