Cauliflower Four Ways

If you’re sick and tired of cauliflower rice and can’t bear to have it again, raise your hand! My hand is raised high but there was a time when it wouldn’t have been.

While I used to be super excited about cauliflower rice, I’ve now had it so many times that I needed a break! I got burnt out! But, I wasn’t ready to part ways with cauliflower so I started to look for new ways to fall back in love with this staple vegetable in my cooking.

Here are four way to shake things up with your cauliflower!

CAULIFLOWER BUFFALO BITES – For lovers of all things hot and spicy, this The Real Food Dieticians recipe is for you! Be warned though, it is spicy. You can tone down the kick by just using less hot sauce so it’s quite adaptable. I made these a couple of days ago and they were delicious (and they left the house smelling wonderful!) The ranch dressing and green onions offset the heat of the hot sauce nicely. I mentioned to my husband after making that they’d be a perfect football snack. His reply while laughing: ‘Nothing says football like cauliflower, YUM!’ OK, so I still have a bit of work to do with him!

CAULIFLOWER STEAKS – These are so simple and so, so good. All Recipes roasted cauliflower steaks have a really nice garlic lemon sauce that you’re sure to love. I’ve made this several times and love it! This recipe makes enough sauce for a regular sized cauliflower. If you buy one that seems particularly big, then double your recipe for the sauce. I do find that I like bit more lemon so I usually drizzle the cauli steaks with lemon juice when I serve them.

CAULIFLOWER MASH – Making this is just as easy as making mashed potatoes except, to get the same creaminess, you need to toss your steamed cauliflower into a food processor or blender. My super picky husband ate some of it, which is saying something. Christy at Tiny Little Chef has given us some winning recipes that we’re loving! You need to subscribe to get her Whole 30 recipes, but it’s well worth it to do so!

CRACK CAULIFLOWER – Eat Drink Paleo has a great recipe for crack cauliflower. The sauce listed is NOT compliant but I typically have just used compliant ranch dressing in its place. This recipe would be a good for a picky eater to try!

So, there you go. Cauliflower, four ways! It’s easy to become bored with cooking the same ingredient the same way so branch out and give these a try! One of my Whole 30 NSVs is improving my cooking skills. I can look at something like cauliflower and think of many ways to cook it instead of just the one or two ways I used to rely on time and again.

If you have another way to make cauliflower, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you!