Yummy Vegan Recipes by Vinna Best

Vegan Jerk ‘Unchicken’ Cauliflower Recipe by Vinna Best

Learn how to make Jerk Cauliflower Wings in the airfryer! It’s VEGANISED “chicken” wings! Get step by step directions on how to make vegan cauliflower wings – Caribbean style.


  • ½ cauliflower
  • lime, freshly squeeze juice
  • orange, freshly squeeze juice
  • escallions
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ scotch bonnet peppers, exclude the seeds
  • 2 thick slices ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice or 8 pimentos
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 10 sprigs thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • Coriander or Thyme, chopped (optional)


  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 2 people


  1. How To Make Jerk Marinade: Use a food processor or a blender to blitz the following ingredients together: thyme, scotch bonnet, scallion, onion, garlic, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, dark soy sauce, salt, olive oil, orange juice and lime juice. Set aside.

    How to Cut and Core A Whole Cauliflower
  2. Pull the leaves from the base of the cauliflower to expose the stem.
  3. Using a knife, cut around the stem of the cauliflower.
  4. Using your fingers or a knife, break the cauliflower into large florets.
  5. Remove any large stems, then cut or break the cauliflower into small florets.
  6. Wash the florets and add to a large container.

    Mix and Grill
  7. Pour the jerk marinade from the blender into the container and shake until the florets are well coated.
  8. Cover the container, refrigerate and let marinate for 15 minutes.
  9. Spray or coat the bottom of the pot with oil.
  10. Transfer the cauliflower to the pot and oil the florets and stir evenly
  11. Saute the cauliflower on medium heat for 6 minutes or until the florets & marinade combines, which ever happens first. Stir and add more oil as needed so the pot and florets do not burn.
  12. Then, set the airfryer to medium heat and air fry for 10 minutes, stirring half way to ensure all sides of the cauliflower are crispy on the outside.
  13. Sprinkle thyme or coriander on the cauliflower for garnish.
  14. Serve hot. Enjoy!
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