Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Fajita Bowl

March 1, 2022
After a long day, it can be hard to cook something healthy and nourishing. For these types of days, that'is where these cauliflower fajita bowls come in.

Packed with flavor and a hit of lime, these bowls are delicious, nutritious, and something you can cook in under 30 minutes. Top with an avocado cilantro crema for the perfect flavor balance and enjoy!
cauliflower fajita bowl topped with avocado crema

Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Fajita Bowl

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 4 servings
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  • 16 oz cauliflower
  • 1 red onion
  • 16 oz peppers (approximately 3 peppers)
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1–2 limes (depending on size)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Crema
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro paste
  • 2 tsp lemon
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1. Overnight, soak ½ cup of cashews with ½ cup water.

2. Slice peppers, onion, and cauliflowers.

3. Mix salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and smoke paprika together in a bowl.

4. Add cauliflower, onion, peppers, and olive oil into the bowl with the seasoning, stir until well combined.

5. Slice a lime and put the coated cauliflower, onions, peppers, and lime onto a sheet pan.

6. Bake at 425°F for 20–25 minutes.

7. Make the rice: Pour 2 cups of water to 1 cup brown rice. When cool, stir with drained beans.

8. Make the crema: Blend the cashews and water in a blender, and strain through a nut milk bag or colander.

9. Add cashew milk, avocado, garlic, salt, cilantro paste, and lemon. Blend until thick and well-combined.

10. Broil the sheet pan vegetables for 2 minutes until crispy and golden.

11. Squeeze broiled lime over vegetables and stir.

12. Serve vegetables over rice with a dollop of crema.


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Dana Drosdick
Dana is a marketer living in Saratoga Springs, NY with a passion for all things related to stewardship, faith, wellness, and personal enrichment. Her work has been featured in various Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, The Odyssey Online, and The Banner Magazine. Follow her at @danadrosdick on Instagram for foodie trends, her latest book recommendations, and far too many photos of clementines.


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