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Vegan Cauliflower Piccata

A simple recipe for cauliflower piccata with crusted cauliflower, baked to perfection and tossed a butter, lemon, white wine, and caper sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cauliflower, cauliflower piccata, piccata, vegan cauliflower piccata
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 406kcal


  • skillet
  • baking sheet
  • food processor



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut cauliflower into steak-style pieces. It's okay if the ends are cut into florets!
  • Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. In a shallow bowl, whisk together with flour, nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Wet each piece of cauliflower with water (I literally just ran them under the sink), coat them with the almond and flour mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray both sides of the cauliflower with olive oil spray and bake for 10 minutes on one side, then 5 minutes on the other. The pieces should be golden brown.
  • While the cauliflower cooks, thinly slice the shallot, and slice one lemon into rings. Add to a skillet with 2 Tbsp butter. Brown the lemon rings on each side for a few minutes and set aside.
  • Add 1Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice from the second lemon, vegetable broth, and white wine to the shallot-butter mixture. Simmer on medium until the contents are reduced by half.
  • Add the cauliflower and capers to the skillet. Baste the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes until the cauliflower has absorbed most of the sauce.
  • Serve with browned lemon rings and fresh chopped parsley.


Note: Nutrition Information is an estimate. 
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Serving: 555g | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1233mg | Potassium: 1373mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 163mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 4mg