27 Reasons Cauliflower Deserves Your Love And Loyalty

1. Cauliflower doesn’t need much to be delicious on its own.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower

2. Just break it into florets and roast it at 425 degrees for around 25 minutes.

With salt, oil, and (if you want) some herbs or spices.

Recipe: Roasted Curry Cauliflower

3. After that, you can eat it as a side or throw it on a salad for a nice light meal.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Salad.

4. Or give it other ingredient friends to play with.

Throw in any of your favorite grains, beans, and herbs.

Recipe: Warm Cauliflower & Herbed Barley Salad

6. But it can also put meat straight out of a job.

Recipe: Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

7. Serving an entire roasted cauliflower for dinner is the ultimate vegetarian BAMF move.

Recipe: Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

8. Steak with potatoes? How about cauliflower steak on a delightful cloud of more cauliflower.

That’s the Tree of Life right there, bro.

Recipe: Dan Barber’s Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée

9. Mash it up a little and you’ve got cheesy, crispy fritters.

Recipe: Cauliflower Feta Fritters with Pomegranate

10. And as you probably know, cauliflower blends up into dreamy, creamy soups.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower & Coconut Milk Soup with Spicy Oil (scroll down for the recipe in English)

But the REAL magic happens when you get out a food processor and whiz that business into tiny little bits.

Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

12. Once the cauliflower’s blitzed, you’re halfway to a wok full of yummy fried “rice”…

Don’t expect it to taste the same as rice rice, just expect it to taste good.

Recipe: Fried Cauliflower Rice with Pineapple, Shrimp & Pork

13. …or, by another name, “couscous.”

Recipe: Cauliflower Couscous

14. Admit it, you’re curious to try the famous low-carb cauliflower pizza crust.

Nothing could ever really go wrong with a recipe that involves this much cheese.

Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza

15. And these tiny pizza crusts, a.k.a tortillas.

Recipe: Spring Vegetable Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas

16. Cauliflower bits also shape up into great veggie burger patties.

Recipe: Quinoa Cauliflower Patties

18. Puréed cauliflower is a nice side dish on its own…

Recipe: Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

19. (especially when you call it hummus)

Recipe: Red Pepper Cauliflower Hummus

20. …but it also makes a kick-ass undercover agent.

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Sauce.

21. Swap in c-flower for half the potatoes when you’re mashing and everyone will be healthier (but none the wiser).

Recipe: Healthier Mashed Potatoes That Actually Taste Good

22. It can fool people into thinking they’re eating an artery-busting Alfredo sauce…

Joke’s on you, suckers, it’s SECRETLY HEALTHY.

Recipe: Healthy Fettucine Alfredo

24. …or a dish of classic baked mac & cheese.

Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Mac

25. See also: this badass cheesy pizza dip.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower White Pizza Dip

26. And finally: dessert! Cauliflower will happily stow away in this healthy (but legitimately good) chocolate cake.

Get the recipe here.

27. Same goes for fudgy gluten-free brownies.

Recipe: Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Cauliflower Brownies

In conclusion: Magic. Cauliflower is a magic vegetable.

And it’s way better than broccoli. *ducks*

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/creative-cauliflower-recipes

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