Creative Ways to Cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Your disdain for the white vegetable might stem from being forced to finish your boiled or steamed serving. Excuse the lack of flavor because people have gotten innovative and found creative ways to cook cauliflower.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Using cauliflower to substitute rice is not unheard of for those doing a low-carb diet. It looks like grains of rice when grated and can easily absorb flavors from your seasonings of choice. Pinch of Yum’s Lindsey has a 15-minute recipe that’s quick and easy to make. Just leave out the eggs or substitute them with tofu scramble to make it vegan-friendly.  

Creative Ways to Cook Cauliflower
Photo: Pinch of Yum

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

Who would’ve thought it was possible to make a low-carb version of the classic mac and cheese? This comforting dish can still be as cheesy and creamy even when you substitute the paste for cauliflower. Delish’s version is a no-frills, use-whatever-cheese-combo-you-want type of recipe that you can’t go wrong with.

Photo: Delish/Kat Wirsing

Mashed Cauliflower

If you’ve been following a keto diet and miss mashed potatoes, this Buttery Mashed Cauliflower side dish might satisfy those cravings. It’s a lower-starch option, only requires 6 ingredients, and looks like the real deal. You could also achieve the same creamy texture by using a food processor or blender. Add bacon bits for a nice crunch.

Photo: Cafe Delites

Buffalo Cauliflower

Love buffalo wings but can’t stand cauliflower? This Tasty recipe could change your mind. What’s great about this version is you don’t need to deep fry anything. Evenly coat the florets with batter and place it in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, flipping halfway. Pair it with sliced carrot sticks, celery, and ranch dressing.  

Photo: Tasty

Say goodbye to bland servings of veggies and give the cauliflower a second chance. Try out these recipes and you might surprise yourself with how much you start loving them afterward.    


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