Cauliflower Scramble | Vegan, GF

Hey guys, first of all, I know you’re probably thinking what the hell is a cauliflower scramble? This dish is one of those that happened by accident one night when I was home alone and not too sure what to make myself. To me, this dish is perfect for the end of the week when you have a small amount of a few vegetables left in your fridge from meals you’ve had earlier in the week but there’s nothing in there screaming an obvious meal.  

Although this is a recipe post and I will be listing ingredients, this isn’t something I would usually buy specific ingredients for. Instead, I grab whatever is going spare. Just putting it out there, if cauliflower isn’t something you usually have ‘going spare’ in your fridge, you will have to intentionally go out and buy a cauliflower… 

Another reason this dish is perfect for the end of the week is that it’s so quick to make, it can be prepped and served in around 15 minutes. So, you clear out the leftover vegetables and manage to make a heathier meal in about as long as it would take you to decide which takeaway to order from. No waste, quick and saves money, what’s not to love?  

This dish is really versatile too. Depending on how much you had left in your fridge, you can either make this as a big meal on its own or serve with some rice, quinoa, potatoes or whatever you choose if you only have enough/ would prefer a slightly smaller serving.  

As the bulk of the dish is cauliflower and the rest of the dish is exclusively vegetables, it is a lower calorie meal so a few starchy carbs on the side isn’t going to do anyone any harm.  

This dish doesn’t look the greatest, but I promise it tastes good.

cauliflower scramble

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and nut free. 

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Cook time: 10 minutes maximum 

Serves: 1 main alone or 2 with sides

Ingredients  

  • Half a head of medium cauliflower  

Whatever vegetables you wish to include but I find the following works well: 

  • Sliced chestnut mushrooms  
  • Bell peppers 
  • Red onion  
  • Green beans  
  • Peas  
  • Carrots  

Seasoning  

  • ½ tbsp harissa seasoning  
  • 1-2 tbsp tamari sauce 
  • Pinch of chilli  
  • Pepper to taste  

Method  

  1. Add cauliflower to a food processor and process until cauliflower rice has formed, set aside for a few minutes.  
  1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat then add all of you other vegetables to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally. 
  1. Then add the cauliflower and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. After the cauliflower has been in the pan for a minute, add the harissa seasoning and stir through the mixture. Once everything is cooked, stir in the tamari sauce and serve.  

Enjoy! 

cauliflower scramble

Do you like the sound of this variation of a typical stir fry? Can you see yourself making this to empty the leftovers from your fridge? What do you usually have extra of when the end of the week comes? 

 

Until next time,  

Sophie  

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27 Comments

  1. 19th June 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I absolutely love cauliflower, this sounds delicious!

  2. 19th June 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This is such a great recipe idea Sophie! I’ve tried the cauli-rice that you can buy in packets and really like it. It’s a great alternative to rice. Making it yourself seems like a much cheaper option. Thanks for the inspiration! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  3. 19th June 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, YES PLEASE! This looks so tasty. And also, I’m lacking for dinner ideas for the week so I’ll be definitely trying this one out 🙂 It’s nice to try out something new once in a while! Thank you!

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

  4. 19th June 2018 / 8:15 pm

    I wish I had your motivation to cook healthy yummy meals like this! When I get home from work I usually end up with a microwave meal/toast because I’m too lazy to cook a whole meal just for myself! I’m not keen on cauliflower but do you think this would work with broccoli instead?

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  5. 19th June 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Another recipe? YES This looks absolutely delicious, my mouth is watering just looking at your photos! Need to try this recipe out at some point for sure

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

  6. 19th June 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks delicious. I need to try making this for myself. Great post!

  7. 19th June 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Im not vegan but this looks so good! Might help me with my dieting too!x

  8. 19th June 2018 / 8:55 pm

    I am a big fan of meals that clear up the veg at the end of the week as I hate throwing veg away! It sounds delicious and I love cauliflower rice, I try to have it as a substitute for rice to make a low carb meal as with PCOS, I can’t have a lot of carbs otherwise I’m in agony. 100% printing this out and putting it in my recipe book!

    Liz xx

  9. 19th June 2018 / 10:20 pm

    What an interesting recipe! I love trying new things and I’m really into cauliflower rice atm so I’ll definitely have to give this a go!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

  10. 20th June 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This looks so delicious. I’ve always thought coliflower tasted a little bland but this recipe sounds so good! Definitely bookmarking this for future reference.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

  11. 20th June 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I really want to try this recipe, I think it’s my favourite of yours so far it sounds really interesting and delicious, especially for something that just uses all the left overs! Lovely post as always, Sophie!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

  12. 20th June 2018 / 9:04 pm

    This looks so delicious. I keep seeing cauliflower rice on lots of menus but it doesn’t appeal. Your stir fry on the other hand is completely different, what a fab and tasty idea. Looks like I shall have to go out and buy a cauliflower now xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  13. 20th June 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I would definitely add broccoli to mine and I bet this is real good with the harissa seasoning 🙂 Nice post!

  14. Jaki
    20th June 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m a terrible cook and this looks easy enough for me

  15. 20th June 2018 / 11:07 pm

    This looks awesome! I’d like to try it. One question: what is harissa seasoning? Can it be purchased online? Thanks for sharing!

  16. 21st June 2018 / 2:21 am

    Yes cauliflower! I’ve made something similar to this before and I loved how light it was and all the vegetables really made it an even better meal! At the end of the week, I usually have a bit of vegetables here and there and always am a bit stuck on what to actually make, I actually think I forgot about cauliflower rice until reading this haha I’ve definitely got to make it again, so tasty!

  17. 21st June 2018 / 12:40 pm

    That seems like a superb idea. And it is easy to make as well. Perfect for a lazy weekend 🙂

  18. 21st June 2018 / 5:19 pm

    This looks so. damn. good. I’ve been looking for more quick & easy recipes to add to my usual rotation, and this feels like a great one to start swapping in. Can’t wait to try it!

  19. 21st June 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I’m having a bit of a love affair with cauliflower at the moment so this looks absolutely perfect! I love how simple and quick it is to make as well, the perfect meal!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  20. 21st June 2018 / 5:31 pm

    This looks too delicious! I love cauliflower and i have used it as rice in the past but scramble sounds even better!

  21. 21st June 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Wow this actually sounds really really good! & it’s something I haven’t thought about making before. I will deffo try this out as I’m always looking for quick easy healthy meals that taste fab x

  22. 21st June 2018 / 8:03 pm

    I love accidental recipes! This sounds great and I love anything with onions so this one looks like a winner, it looks super healthy but still filling too!
    Sophie – https://sophiehearts.net x

  23. 21st June 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Ok this sounds delicious! I’ve been wanting to try out some vegan dishes and potentially trying a week being vegan so I’ll definitely have to give this a try!

  24. 24th June 2018 / 7:02 am

    I think this is great for when you don’t want to order food and don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking either. That’s me most days so it’s perfect for me.

  25. 1st July 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Wow who knew something from cauliflower could look so delicious! I’m so envious of your cooking skills

    Kate xx
    http://www.mummywho.com

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