bread, cauliflower, glutenfree, vegan, vegetarian

30 genius ways to cook cauliflower

Yay cauliflower is in season! I love when this happens.

Within the last couple of years, cauliflower has grown to be a favorite vegetable of mine because I can cook so many healthy meals with it.

Talk about a versatile vegetable!

cauliflower1

The rest of the year cauliflower is a bit more expensive – but now! Now is the time to go crazy!

If you only know cauliflower as the boring vegetable you boil and that tastes like fart – keep reading. A whole new world is going to be unveiled.

Here are 30 genius ways to cook cauliflower!

1. Cauliflower meatballs

From Pinchofyum.com
From Pinchofyum.com

Vegetarian meatballs made from cauliflower, rice, quinoa, oats, eggs and spices. The 30-minute meatballs are all curled up in acreamy masala sauce. Recipe here. 

2. Cauliflower pizza crust

54e22-2

 

Sneak the vegetable in through the pizza dough. Your kids will love it and you will keep the calories down. Recipe here.

3. Popcorn

From Creativeandhealthyfunfood.com
From Creativeandhealthyfunfood.com

Not exactly popcorn but a fun and healthy snack. Recipe here.

4. Cauliflower and lentil tacos

From Cookieandkate.com
From Cookieandkate.com

Inexpensive and healthy! Roasted cauliflower, seasoned lentils and creamy chipotle sauce! Yum!  Recipe here.

5. Sticky sesame cauliflower

sticky cauliflower with sesame

Oh my! A little piece of gooey sweet heaven in my mouth. You will never miss the meat. Recipe here.

6. Burger in cauliflower bread buns

cauliflower-crust-hamburger-2
From Theironyou.com

Hands down my favorite way to eat a burger. The buns are way more tasty than regular bread. (And healthy and low in calories). Recipe here.

7. Cauliflower soup

From Recipetineats.com
From Recipetineats.com

Effortless creamy soup that is the perfect example of unintentional diet food. Recipe here.

8. Sushi with cauliflower

From Brit.co.
From Brit.co.

For a low carb low cal alternative go for the cauliflower rice in sushi. Recipe here.

9. Cauliflower tikka masala

From Vegetariangastronomy.com
From Vegetariangastronomy.com

Substitute the cheese and the chicken for a much healthier version of this yummy Indian dish. Recipe here. 

10. Chickpea and cauliflower curry

From Wholefully.com
From Wholefully.com

For a fast meal this is a little piece of heaven. Recipe here.

11. Cauliflower kung pao

From Eatgood4life.com
From Eatgood4life.com

Satisfy your craving for Chinese food with a good round of cauliflower kung pao. Recipe here.

12. Cauliflower fried “rice”

From Eat-yourself-skinny.com
From Eat-yourself-skinny.com

Nothing but veggies and you wouldn’t know the difference. Recipe here.

13. Cauliflower bread sticks

From Realhousemoms.com
From Realhousemoms.com

Glutenfree and low carb and it just takes 30 minutes to make. Recipe here.

14. Cauliflower protein bread

From Chocolatechillimango.com
From Chocolatechillimango.com

A glutenfree healthy bread you can actually slice. Recipe here.

15. Cauliflower butter “chicken”

butterchickencauliflower

Get the buttery and creamy texture from Butter chicken on baked cauliflower. It tastes like a little piece of heaven. Recipe here.

16. Cauliflower in ginger-garlic sauce

from Prettypracticalpantry.com
from Prettypracticalpantry.com
Yum. Ditch the chicken and make a crispy coating of ginger and garlic. Recipe here.

17. Cauliflower tots

cauliflower-tots
From Justataste.com
Easy healthy baked alternative to the tater totes. Recipe here.

18. Spicy burger patties

wholeheartedeats.com
From Wholeheartedeats.com

Get a little bit of heat with this mouthwatering cajun chickpea cauliflower burger. Recipe here

19. Cauliflower “potato” salad

 

From Bunsinmyoven.com
From Bunsinmyoven.com
You will never know that it isn’t potato salat from the taste of it. Recipe here.

20. Brownies with cauliflower

From IbreatheIamhungry.com
From IbreatheIamhungry.com

Surprisingly delicious brownie with cauliflower! If you tried the beetroot brownie, be sure also to try this! Recipe here.

21. Mashed cauliflower

From Ibreatheimhungry.com
From Ibreatheimhungry.com
A wonderful low carb meal that will keep your stomach full for hours. Recipe here.

Feeling adventurous?

adventurous

Try these 9 recipes with cauliflower:

22. The perfet creamy Alfredo sauce

Turn cauliflower into a creamy and delicious healthy sauce. This is with roasted garlic and spots only 118 calories a serving. Skip the cheese for a vegan option. Recipe here.

23. Cauliflower cheddar pancakes

Lovely cauliflower patties that works for any meal anytime a day. Recipe here.

24. Loaded cauliflower bake

Make this a part of your weekly cheat meal! Recipe here.

25. Roasted cauliflower hummus

Swap the chickpeas for cauliflower and enjoy this version of hummus. Recipe here.

26. Cauliflower “mac” and cheese

Swap the good old comfort food into a lighter version. Guilt-free skinny mac and cheese! Recipe here.

27. Cauliflower grilled cheese sandwich

A great low carb solution when you are in the mood for a grill cheese sandwich. Recipe here.

 28. Cauliflower tortillas

Why not substituting your corn or flour tortilla for a cauliflower one? Save calories and get those veggies in. Recipe here.

29. Buffalo cauliflower poppers

Cure your buffalo chicken craving with these baked veggies. Recipe here.

30. Cauliflower waffles

Serve these babies as a healthier alternative for breakfast. (Or really any meal.) Recipe here.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including my recipe….love the roundup and all the unique ways in which you can use cauliflower!

    1. martine

      You are welcome Anjali. I can’t wait to try your recipe for cauliflower tikka masala!

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked*