Healthy Food Trend: Cauliflower
(pictured: Spring Giardiniera)
Is it me or is cauliflower popping up EVERYWHERE right now? Just this past few weeks, I think I’ve seen a new cauliflower recipe of some sort every other day. Cauliflower is one of those veggies that I think throws people for a loop, meaning, they buy it with intentions of trying something new and delicious but usually settle for something typical like raw in a salad or veggie plate, steamed, or how I like to cook it, roasted. I think Brenda nailed it when she listed it as an up and coming food trend this year during last month’s Land O’Lakes Kitchen Conversations. And based on the comments from the giveaway post, many of you are on board with that trend too!
(pictured: Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Flatbread Pizza)
Roasted cauliflower is actually one of my kids’ favorite vegetables, believe it or not. I’m not really sure how that happened because I don’t make it all the time, but when I do my kids are happy. I usually roast it with olive oil, salt and pepper and even a little Parmesan cheese (red pepper flakes on mine!). Sometimes I throw it in pasta. I’ve mentioned before that one of my most craved and favorite pizza at a local pizza place is their Cauliflower Pizza and to satisfy that craving (more often and more economically), I had to come up with my own at home.
(pictured: Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli and Cauliflower)
Not only is cauliflower incredibly versatile, it’s really really good for you. It’s high in vitamin C (almost as much as some citrus fruit!), folate, and dietary fiber. It’s also falls into the cancer fighting veggie family, the cruifers aka the cabbage family. (Source: Wikipedia). I think it’s safe to say that adding cauliflower to the weekly veggie rotation will benefit you and your entire family.
I’m excited about all the recipes for cauliflower I’m seeing, I wanted to share with you a few that have caught my eye and sound like a delicious new way to try cauliflower. I like when I see a vegetable becoming a “food trend”. I’m thinking cauliflower is this year’s Brussels sprout, what do you think? What’s your favorite way to cook up cauliflower?
I’m incredibly hungry after compiling this list and I have a feeling you will be too. 🙂
Curried Cauliflower with Israeli Couscous and Grains | A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Creamy Cauliflower Sauce | Pinch Of Yum
Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower | Reluctant Entertainer
Garlic Beef, Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir Fry | The Little Kitchen
Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger-Soy Sauce | Two Peas and Their Pod
Grated Cauliflower Salad with Peppers, Carrots and Capers | Cookin’ Canuck
Slow Cooker Aloo Gobi (Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes) | The Perfect Pantry
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower | Closet Cooking
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing | A Spicy Perspective
Roasted Cauliflower Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce | Closet Cooking
Bloomin’ Indian Spiced Cauliflower | Everyday Maven
Creamy Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower | The Lemon Bowl
Broccoli and Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Goat Cheese | Eats Well With Others
Cauliflower Ceviche | Bake Your Day
Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza | Recipe Girl
Chicken and Cauliflower Fried “Rice” | Deliciously Organic
Cheesy Smashed Smashed Cauliflower | Green Lite Bites
Twice Baked Cauliflower | Kalyn’s Kitchen
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Cauliflower is delicious. I’ve used it in a variety of recipes, my favorite is cauliflower soup. So yummy. I will have to try some of these recipes out!
Yummy, fresh, veggies! LOVE!! Thanks for the cauliflower recipe round-up! 🙂
I love cauliflower too! One of my favorites is buffalo cauliflower. Yummy!
OMG this is my kinda food! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I am a huge fan of cauliflower and that list just made me HUNGRY! Thanks for including me Aggie 🙂
I STILL want to make your roasted head of cauliflower. That one has never gotten out of my head, I know it’ll be delicious.
I have loved cauliflower for as long as I can remember, but I love all of the new recipes popping up since it’s trendy now! I’m always down for a good food makeover 😉
I really love cauliflower. Always have! Thanks for the linky love, friend. Great recipes here!
I love cauliflower. ‘Tis the season for lots of veggies, too. Great list, Aggie, and thanks for including me!
Just bought two heads of cauliflower today to test a new recipe, so I am totally on board with this. Great list, and thanks for including me!
Yes! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. The last couple times I went to pick up cauliflower at the store it, the ones they had out didn’t look good! I’m craving it 🙂
I have got to make your homemade giardiaira!!! Eating it like it’s going out of style!!! Thanks for the mac and cheese shoutout. 🙂
You would LOVE it. I have to make it again soon. I made it for a birthday party at our house once and it was a great alternative to a veggie plate!
I love cauliflower! I eat it roasted, steamed, made into “fettucine alfredo” sauce. I want to try soup next!
We love cauliflower in our house too!
love this idea for a feature – you’re right, cauliflower is totally a thing right now. I’ve even posted about it twice in the last couple of months
I’ll have to check out your last few posts on it! 🙂
I love cauliflower – so versatile! I have some veggie roasting to do!
Between you and Brenda I am convinced that I need to try roasting cauliflower. Great roundup of recipes to get me going!
You really do! It turns out great, and you can get pretty creative with the seasonings too.
I love the extra attention cauliflower is getting lately. I think it was a little under appreciated in the cruciferous category. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes!
Me too Marly!
Roasted cauliflower is one of my favourites lately. A little caramelized, sweet and soft. Oh thanks! That’s a great idea for dinner tonight 🙂
What a wonderful cauliflower recipe round up! I’m referring to this when I get cauliflower in the farm share. I picked up a broccoflower at the store and roasted it as “popcorn” a few weeks ago, but the kids were not on board. Since I have not yet dreamt up a way to put up cauliflower like I can so many of my other farm share abundance, I need ‘use it now’ recipes!
I think you may be on to something! I just saw a recipe with cauliflower rice. All your recipes here look great. I adore roasted cauliflower too!
Love all the yummy cauliflower recipes you suggested! I’ve got to get on that list!
Yum, yum, and YUM! I pickled a bunch last week, and now I need to try your Spring Giardiniera! All these recipes sound so good. Thanks for the mention!
Cheers to the mighty cauliflower! It’s still growing on me, but I love roasted best so far. Will have to try some of these recipes – great roundup!
Cauliflower is so tasty! I love it simply roasted or in a more complicated dish 🙂 excited to try a few of these recipes.
I love cauliflower too…it is so versatile. I add it to many casseroles for an extra nutritional kick and most of the time the family has no idea! I also like to mash it, season it, and serve it as a side dish instead of mashed potatoes. I am always looking for more cauliflower ideas. The recipe list you posted is awesome, thanks!
Cauliflower definitely is one of those uncommon vegetables that doesn’t get enough credit. A lot of different cheeses can make cauliflower more suitable for any dish. Just like in the flatbread pizza picture, the mixture of a good mozzarella cheese makes all the difference and the parmesan for the pasta dish adds just enough of the right flavor. Roasted cauliflower really is a delight, thanks for the post.
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