Four Ways to Cook Cauliflower
Cauliflower, the good ole white veggie. Many may think of it is as bland or tasteless, but I beg to differ. It is one of my favorite veggies! But, you have to know how to make it taste amazing….
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with four simple ways to prepare cauliflower that I use all the time in my own kitchen and weekly meal prep. Try one or all of these sometime this week – they are all great additions to any meal! Plus, they can all be made ahead and stored for a couple of days. A win-win for those of us who are super busy!
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First up, roasting. Let’s be clear – roasting any veggie makes it taste amazing, so this is a no-brainer. You will need very few ingredients for roasted cauliflower, which makes it simple. Plus, it lasts for at least five days in the fridge, so you can make a large batch on one day and portion it out throughout the week.
Here’s how to make it happen:
Next, we have my newest favorite way to prepare cauliflower: cauliflower mash. It is so delicious and can also last for a few days in the fridge (if it makes it that long before you eat it all!). Throw in a little bit of roasted garlic and ghee or coconut oil, and you are golden.
Here’s my recipe:
Cauliflower rice is another way to make cauliflower fun and exciting. It is the perfect replacement for rice and provides a neutral flavor that can be taken to any flavor profile from sweet to savory.
Here's some examples of seasoning options:
Fresh lime juice, sea salt, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic, oregano
Lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, pepper
Fresh herbs, sea salt
Cilantro, lime juice, sea salt
You could even add chopped bell peppers or other veggies to the mixture.The possibilities are endless!
The most basic way to cook cauliflower is with steaming, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless. If you know your spice cabinet well enough, you will have no problems eating this delicious side!
Want even more real food cauliflower ideas? Here’s a ton of fun recipes to try: