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Dorit’s Vegan Crispy Cauliflower with Arugula


  • 12 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 1 peeled baking potato, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 large shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces Daiya cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Organic Smoked Applewood Seasoned Celtic Sea Salt® Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 heaping tablespoon arrowroot powder mixed in a little cold water
  • 1/2 cup toasted Japanese panko breadcrumbs, or coconut flour for a gluten-free option
  • 2 tablespoons grated Daiya cheese


  • 2 tablespoons cashew cream (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut mayonnaise or coconut butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chives, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Selina Naturally® Organic Black Peppercorns ground
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pinch of Bouquet™ Herbes De Provence Celtic Sea Salt®


  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon, juiced


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 1/4 cups spring water
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Ground Celtic Sea Salt®



  1. Preheat oven 400°F.
  2. Place the cauliflower, potato, and shallots on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of the rub and mix well. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over the vegetables and toss lightly.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
  4. Place cooled cauliflower mixture in a food processor. Pulse until chopped.
  5. Transfer into a large mixing bowl. Add Daiya cheese, thyme, salt blend, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and arrowroot paste, then stir well.
  6. Combine the panko crumbs (or coconut flour) and Daiya Cheese in a shallow dish. Using wet hands, shape cauliflower mixture into 8 (1 inch thick) patties. Coat the patties with the panko mixture.
  7. Place patties on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown, turn once.
  8. Next prepare the sauce by mixing together the cashew cream and sauce ingredients into a bowl.
  9. Then prepare the salad by combining the arugula, tomatoes, oil and lemon juice until coated.
  10. Plate the dish by placing a cup of the salad in the center of the plate and top with 2 cakes and drizzle a tablespoon of the sauce across the cakes.
  11. Serve hot.

~ Makes 2 servings.

Recipe created by Dorit Dijk from California, author of Celebrating Our Raw Nature cookbook.