20+ Reasons Cauliflower Is the Most Versatile Veggie on the Planet
Pinterest just released its Fall trends report, and among them is that cauliflower is the new kale. We've definitely seen this white cruciferous veggie flood restaurant menus, food blogs, and glossy magazines, and we expect the world to join in on the white-broccoli fanaticism throughout 2015. Since cauliflower is a blank canvas, capable of transforming into rice, pizza crust, mac and cheese, and even steak, we're obsessing over it, particularly these 20-plus ways to prepare it.
Doesn't the recipe title alone — cauliflower snowflakes — inspire you to want to roast this white veggie?
Loaded Baked Cauliflower Soup
Instead of potatoes, sub cauliflower for this loaded baked cauliflower soup.
Quick Cauliflower "Risotto"
Quick cauliflower "risotto" takes the time and carbs out of standard rice risotto.
Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Part casserole, part pizza, this chicken enchilada cauliflower crust pizza is a hybrid you'll want to try ASAP.
Vegan Cauliflower Tacos
Cauliflower absorbs flavor like no other, making it the perfect meat substitute in these vegan tacos.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Bake thin-crust cauliflower crust pizza in a half sheet pan. No special equipment needed!
Smoky Roasted Cauliflower
The most effortless and flavorful way to cook the cruciferous veg: this smoky roasted cauliflower recipe.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Though that looks like a thin-crust pizza, it's actually a cauliflower crust pizza, garnished with all the classic Margherita pizza fixings.
No cooking is required for this Middle Eastern-flavored cauliflower couscous. The tiny cauliflower pieces really do have a similar texture and mouthfeel as wheat couscous.
Cauliflower Steak With Pancetta
For nights where you're inspired to tackle something restaurant-grade, try cauliflower steak with pancetta, capers, and butter . . . lots and lots of it.
Cauliflower "Rice" Stir-Fry
Paleo dieters and those looking to detox will appreciate whipping up a bowl of cauliflower "rice" stir-fry on a weeknight.
Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower
Roasted, battered, fried, and coated in a spicy butter sauce, vegetarian buffalo cauliflower bites are anything but mere vegetables.
Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice
Bacon-lovers: prepare to meet the fried rice of your dreams, loaded with cremini mushrooms, egg, and more.
Cauliflower Dirty Rice With Andouille Sausage
Cauli rice goes Cajun with this Paleo cauliflower dirty rice with andouille sausage.
Roasted Cauliflower With Salsa Verde
Cauliflower will never be boring again thanks to roasting it and coating it with salsa verde.
Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
Sneak some veggies into this cauliflower-filled macaroni and cheese recipe.