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Vegan Dragon Roast 🐉

Transforming Dragon Roast into a vegan dish is not as daunting as it may sound. You can create a flavorful and satisfying vegan alternative by using plant-based ingredients. 🔥😋


  • 1 large cauliflower head

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for a gluten-free option)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spiciness)

  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Trim the leaves and stem from the cauliflower head, leaving the core intact. This will be the "dragon roast."

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to create the marinade.

  • Brush the marinade generously over the entire cauliflower, making sure it's coated evenly. You can use a basting brush or your hands.

  • Place the marinated cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet, core side down. Cover it with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  • After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue to roast the cauliflower for another 20-30 minutes or until it's tender and nicely browned. You can check for doneness by poking it with a fork; it should be tender all the way through.

  • Once roasted, remove the cauliflower from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into "roast" portions.

  • Serve your Vegan Dragon Roast with your favorite vegan gravy or sauce, along with traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

✨ This Vegan Dragon Roast is not only delicious but also visually impressive, making it a perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. It captures the essence of the fantasy feast while adhering to vegan dietary preferences. Enjoy your cruelty-free and flavorful Thanksgiving meal! 🥘 😋

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