I love cauliflower. It’s my most, favorite vegetable. I like it mashed, roasted, as a soup, as a sauce. If a restaurant menu item incorporates cauliflower, I’ll choose it every time. Have I mentioned how much I love cauliflower? So, here’s a tribute with 5 fun ways to enjoy its deliciousness:
1. Tried and true. Easy peezy. Just the vegetable in its glory. Check out this amazing recipe from Bon Appetite: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/parmesan-roasted-cauliflower
2. As a soup. This is a vegan option that is delicious. Cashews are the trick to creating the creaminess you’d enjoy from a dairy version. My vegan mom makes a to-die-for broccoli cheese soup using the same trick. Here’s a great recipe from The Blender Girl, which she claims is her most requested: http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/recipes/creamy_vegan_cauliflower_soup
3. As a sauce. This recipe is another vegan gem. Much healthier than traditional Alfredo and just as yummy. http://detoxinista.com/2013/05/creamy-cauliflower-alfredo-dairy-free-nut-free/
4. As a way to reduce the caloric intake of some of your favorite comfort foods. This is one of my all-time favorite recipes from Ellie Krieger! She replaces ½ of the usual mashed potatoes on top of Shepherd’s Pie with ½ mashed cauliflower, which is genius! Dare I say, it’s even better tasting than the traditional 100% mashed potato version!
5. To add to and compliment just about any dish. This recipe utilizes the florets as a taco filling. How gorgeous are these?! http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/roasted-cauliflower-and-chickpea-tacos/
Let me know if you give any of these recipes a try!
And if you have your own cauliflower recipe, post it in the comments here. I’d love to try it and pin it to my Pinterest board! Yummers!
These sound good. I usually just steam the whole head (even leave some of the smaller green leaves on) and serve it with cheddar cheese sauce poured over the top.
We had the Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo sauce over some fettuccine tonight. I added about a third of a cup of nutritional yeast flakes to the sauce for some extra zip. Delish!