7 Cauliflower Dishes We Love

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

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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.

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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.

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 Roasted Cauliflower with Kale Almond Pesto 

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

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Creamy Cauliflower Gratin

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

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Cauliflower and Arugula Soup

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

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