What can you make with cauliflower? The list is endless! Check out our 46 recipes for cauliflower cheese, cauliflower rice, cauliflower curry, cauliflower risotto, cauliflower mash, cauliflower fritters, cauliflower pizzas and so much more
Cauliflower: it’s one of the trendiest vegetables you can eat right now. And also one of the most delicious! We’ve found our favourite 44 recipes – including cauliflower recipes with cheese, Indian cauliflower recipes, baked cauliflower recipes, mashed cauliflower recipes, cauliflower soup recipes and cauliflower curry recipes – for you to try at home.
Some quick facts for you: cauliflower is a member of the brassica family and while it’s almost always white, you can also find purple and green varieties. It’s available all-year round but is best between December and mid-April; choose cauliflowers with bright white heads (no discolouration) and crisp, green leaves.
CAULIFLOWER RICE & COUSCOUS RECIPES
When blitzed in a food processor, cauliflower resembles fine grains that can be used as a substitution for rice or couscous. You can stir-fry it, roast it or blast it in a microwave for a quick and healthy alternative to carbohydrates.
It’s great for vegetable and protein-packed bowls. Fry cauliflower rice in a drizzle of oil with salt and pepper and a few herbs or spices if you like. Tip into a bowl and top with grilled chicken, roasted veggies, lentils, beans, chickpeas, a few seeds and a dollop of yogurt or guacamole, and you’ve got yourself a super healthy protein-rich dinner.
Here are some of our favourite ways with cauliflower rice…
Take Spanish rice to the next level and get mixed seafood singing with cauli rice! We’re thinking squid, mussels, prawns and clams cooked with saffron-infused fish stock, then folded through parsley and paprika-fried cauliflower rice for a weekend treat.
Rich and earthy, this curry made with tomatoes and coconut milk is a real warming one-pot. Spinach and lemon are added right at the end for a lift. This curry reheats really well too; take leftovers to work for lunch the next day
Shawarma-spiced butter with cumin, all spice, cardamom, lemon and garlic, liberally smothered over a whole cauliflower, barbecued and served with all the toppings. This tastes even better than it looks!
Slow-cooked melt-in-the-mouth beef glazed with smoky bacon jam and served with the veg du jour, roasted cauli. It’s ideal weekend winter food – cook the beef cheeks in the slow cooker the day before if you can.
This recipe takes the textures and flavours of a larb salad (usually made with minced chicken or pork) but gives it a veggie twist with cauliflower and some red chilli thrown in for an extra kick of flavour. You can also swap the fish sauce for soy to make it vegan, if you like.
This romanesco cauliflower recipe with pink lady apples and freekeh, dressed with fresh horseradish and dill, is a healthy veggie meal for the family. The cauliflower stalks are delicious, yet often they end up being discarded. Here, they’re used as part of the dressing
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