7 Cauliflower Dishes We Love

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on March 4, 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, cauliflower is kind of a “thing” these days. A really, really good thing. No longer the bland, insipid veggie of your youth, cauliflower is experiencing a culinary renaissance at the present moment. The humble veg is being spiced ‘n roasted, coated with buffalo sauce and deep-fried, whipped into a low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes, or pulverized into a rice substitute. The possibilities are truly endless! Don’t believe us? We’ve hand-picked a selection of seven creative dishes that are guaranteed to make you a cauliflower convert in no time.

Cauliflower Curry with Crispy Shallots 

We simmer our favorite vegetable in a Thai-inspired yellow curry, which is mild (not spicy) yet big on flavor. Serve this as a main dish over rice or as a side dish. And should there be any leftovers, the curry tastes even better the next day.

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Healthy Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Mashed potatoes—without the potatoes. It sounds too good to be true, but this dish will fool even the most discriminating of palates.


Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

The next time you have a hankering for Chinese take-out, try this healthy cauliflower “fried rice” packed with peas, carrots and green onions.


Buffalo Cauliflower 

These crispy vegan bites satisfy your craving for traditional buffalo wings. Pair with a cooling ranch or yogurt dip for a truly out-of-this-world appetizer.


 Roasted Cauliflower with Kale Almond Pesto 

Roasting cauliflower brings out its naturally nutty flavor. Top with a tangy kale pesto to intensify the flavor.


Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

So creamy, so cheesy, and so good. Trust us—you won’t miss the spuds.


Cauliflower and Arugula Soup

Creamy cauliflower provides the perfect base for a rich, vegetarian soup.