Today I am sharing “an ode’ to cauliflower. Giggle…just kidding…Cauliflower, I pronounce it call- eee- flower, others call it call- a- flower. No matter what you call it, it’s good, and it’s good for you! It is one of my very favorite vegetables and I love that so many more recipes are popping up all of the time using cauliflower. Today I am sharing 4 Cauliflower Recipes you will want to try now. I think you may even be able to tempt the young ones with them too. Cauliflower is delicious and there are several wonderful health benefits of eating this nutritional cruciferous vegetable.Cauliflower provides a significant number of antioxidants, which are beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting against several chronic diseases. Cauliflower is rich in fiber which benefits your whole body and gut health. This tasty veggie is a terrific way to increase your veggie intake too. It is also especially helpful for those who follow low-carb diets. This is because cauliflower is significantly lower in carbohydrates than grains and legumes.
Before we get to the recipes I ‘m sharing a quick tip; the easiest way to get nice plump cauliflower florets is to cut out the entire core first. Using a knife rotate the cauliflower and cut all of the way around, by just rotating a little bit at a time. Then, rinse, drain and pat dry. Cut off whatever you don’t want on the floret. I don’t leave much green on mine. But that is purely aesthetic and doesn’t seem to affect the taste.
One of the simplest recipes for cauliflower is Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Parmesan. I have to prepare mine separately from hubby’s because of my restricted diet. But you will make yummy noises when you eat this with or without the cheese.
What You Need
2 Tbsp. fresh garlic (minced)
5 Tbsp. canola oil (you can also use olive oil, not extra virgin) separated
1 head cauliflower (separated into florets, washed, drained and dried)
½ Cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley (finely chopped)
salt and black pepper to taste
9 x 11 baking dish or baking pan
Large slotted spoon
Before you Start-
Preheat oven to 425 ° prepare the baking dish by oiling inside bottom and sides with 1 tablespoon of oil.
Let’s Make It!
Add oil and garlic to the bowl and stir together. Add the prepared cauliflower florets and toss (mix, stir) until the florets are covered with oil and garlic. Pour into the prepared baking dish and season with a pinch of salt and ½ tsp. of fresh ground black pepper (you can add more once served.
Bake for 15 minutes, carefully remove from oven and stir, return to oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Change the oven to broil and place back in the oven and broil for about 5 minutes. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.
*Katies Tid Bits Try sprinkling on a 1/2 tablespoon of crushed rosemary at the same time you add the oil and garlic to the bowl.
I found some other wonderful cauliflower recipes for you to try too.
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Genius Kitchen’s recipe for creamy cauliflower has a wonderful basil twist!
Oh I wish I could have nuts because Epicurious has a wonderful cauliflower soup recipe with bacon and hazelnuts!
I am looking forward to trying the cauliflower carrot cheesy tots also from Epicurious.
Hubby and grandchildren will surely dip these in ranch dressing.
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Which of these 4 Cauliflower recipes will make it to your table?
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