A fresh head of organic cauliflower is like a blank page in a typewriter: nothing but promise! One of the best veggies for your brain and body, it begs to be consumed as frequently as possible. But too many times folks get stuck cooking it the same way–steaming, mashing, adding salt & pepper–and burnout ensues. Would you have guessed cauliflower could be the base for a rich, decadent Fettuccini Alfredo? Or the secret sauce for a creamy pan of Vegan Au Gratin Potatoes?
Well, dull cauliflower recipes no more! Here you will find six inventive ways to take that beautiful head of cauliflower and turn it into a mind-blowing dish for your friends, families, and mates! Every dish on this list is plant-based/vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and simply packed to the brim with nutrients to make your body thrilled to no end. Get your pan ready!
Creamy Vegan Alfredo (Gluten-free)
This decadent Creamy Vegan Alfredo (Gluten-free) has only a five-ingredient prep. Luscious, velvety texture and an ultra-creamy taste. NO yeast flakes! A new Italian classic. Mangia!
Black Beans and Cauliflower Rice
Black Beans & Cauliflower Rice! This zippy dish is lower in carbs than traditional beans and rice, but even tastier and without the high-carb overhead. Serve this to even your most finicky friends to blow their minds.
Cauliflower “Egg” Salad
Caulilfower “Egg” Salad. So you’re going on a picnic and the age old problem surfaces: It’s 95 outside, how do I keep my egg salad from spoiling? Simple: don’t put eggs in it. With a cauliflower base and “eggy” cashew mayo, this creamy delicious “egg” salad will make you a plant-based believer!
Vegan Au Gratin Potatoes
Vegan “Au Gratin” Potatoes. If you’ve gone gluten-free and/or plant-based, you’ve likely had withdrawal from a few hard-to-replace dishes: pasta, quiche, pizza. For me it was potatoes au gratin. With cauliflower as the base for the creamy sauce, you’ll be coming back for seconds and thirds. This recipe for gooey, rich and delicious “au gratin” potatoes made me realize you can eat the way you (and your body) want and feel like you are sacrificing nothing. Nothing!
Eggplant Cauliflower Dirty “Rice”
Eggplant Cauliflower Dirty “Rice”. So you’re flavin’ for something spicy, are ya? This Cajun/Creole comfort food will be just what the plant-based doctor ordered. This dish is not only spot-on with the taste and texture of traditional dirty rice, it is a nutrient explosion that will rock your body.
Cauliflower Steaks with Garlic Caper Sauce
Caulflower Steaks with Garlic Caper Sauce. I get it. Sometimes you’re just hankering to sink your teeth into something. For you steak lovers who think you need to toss a porterhouse on the grill, I offer you a substantial alternative. You’ll use a knife and fork for this dish and the decadent garlic caper sauce will have you feeling like you just chowed down on a tender cutlet. Trust me, this will go into your regular recipe rotation!