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9 creative, delicious ways to enjoy cauliflower

9 Creative, Delicious Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower

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    Sep 02, 2015   Author : admin

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When we present you with 9 ways to enjoy cauliflower, we don’t mean cauliflower as add-ons, or as an afterthought. We refer to cauliflower here as the main dish or snack—and definitely there are ways of consuming flowerets of it other than tossing it in a salad or including it in a stir-fry. We mean, consuming cauliflower as a cheesy, low-carb crust alternative to your usual glutinous pizza dough, or as a delicious cup of fried rice that won’t add much to the waistline. We list down ten ways to get creative with cauliflowers

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fake it till you make it—and this cauliflower rice can definitely make up the grainy texture without the heavy carb content. Simply cut a cauliflower head into florets, place in a food processor, and pulse until the florets break down into something that looks a lot like rice. Try this healthy fried rice recipe afterwards.

Cauliflower Popcorn

Time to have this classic movie nosh made healthier. You can have your veggies and popcorn at the same time with cauliflower popcorn. We guarantee that it is as flavorful, but instead of regular popcorn, this one will keep you satiated.

Cauliflower Protein Bread

Chocolate Chili Mango has come up with a bread that is low on carbs and fat, but high in protein and fiber—something we can all agree is a great change for regular whole wheat, high-fiber bread. It does taste a lot like cauliflower, but we strongly believe you can enjoy this as much as you do other healthy breads.

Cauliflower Sheperd’s Pie

Switch potatoes with cauliflower for the Sheperd’s Pie you’re making for dinner. It’s a lighter meal, but is equally hearty. 

Cauliflower Bites

Here’s yet another snack that you can make with cauliflower and munch on. Inspired by buffalo wings, these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are lighter, but that doesn’t mean it falls short of the crunchy, spicy experience you get with its non-vegan counterpart.

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower further proves its versatility with this cauliflower hummus recipe. This is a delicious dip for all veggie sticks and chips. It has a lighter toasted, smoky, spicy taste from the almond butter, red pepper flakes, and paprika.

Cauliflower Tater Tots

Make these cauliflower alternative to your starchy tater tots. You would have to run pureed, flavored cauliflower through an oven and a frying pan to achieve a firm, crunchy texture—although frying them after baking them up in the oven is optional. Nevertheless, don’t doubt these little devils—you could eat buckets of them for the same delicious reason.

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower pizza crusts are a low-carb, extremely healthy pizza dream come true. It’s almost pizza salad if you think about it, because you basically have a bed—or a crust, to be specific—of vegetables. Did we mention that this contains lots of cheese?

Mashed Cauliflower

Another dinner side favorite made with cauliflower, mashed cauliflower pretty much has the same texture and consistency as the original mashed potatoes. Another highlight here is the goat cheese blended into the pureed cauliflower.

 

Image: OvenLoveBlog | MYC Writer: Abby Caranto

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