The Beauty of Cauliflower

by Kelly · 8 comments

in Recipes & Ideas

cauliflowerCauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables, and has been since I was a kid. It is flavorful on its own, tasty in other dishes, and can be disgused in endless ways to fool children into thinking their eating junk food. Not to mention that it’s cheap and laden with vitamins, which makes it a fantastic frugal food. Here are some of the ways I like it best:

As an ingrediant in vegetable curry, steam first, then mix with steamed carrots, chopped tomatoes and garbanzo beans and your favorite Indian sauce (I like Pataks). Serve with cool yogurt sauce.

Roasted, à la Mandajuice. Yum.

In cauliflower cream soup; a creamy mix of cauliflower, onion, cream cheese and horseradish. I promise to publish the recipe before winter’s up!

As a secret ingredient in mashed potatoes.

As a secret ingredient in chili. Yes, chili! I oversalted the pinto beans, and in an effort to save the batch, I added steamed pureed cauliflower while I was cooking the chil. You couldn’t taste it, but it added a touch of creaminess and yes, absorbed the salt.

Steamed, then served cold, with a nice vinagrette, as the French do.

Or, in a gratin, a creamed casserole. Steam, then place in a buttered bakin pan. Smother in white sauce, then sprinkle with grated cheese; cheddar or jack are best.

How do you like your cauliflower?


1 Barbara January 29, 2009

Cauliflower, yay! Love it. My favourite is a creamy soup with some cheese added, of course. Or maybe a gratin? Hm, don’t know. Think I have to try both this weekend just to figure out what I like best. 😉

Barbaras last blog post..The way things go

2 Anna O'Reilly January 29, 2009

Love this post! I also love cauliflower and you have given me some wonderful ideas!

Anna O’Reillys last blog post..World Market Shopping Excursion

3 Kika January 29, 2009

Recently, I’ve tried to be more creative with the vegetable “sides” I add to our evening meals. After a cauliflower au gratin, my 9 and 12 year olds told me they actually prefer our veg simply steamed! I do too and had been doing extra work hoping to please the kids. Turns out we all prefer our veg raw or steamed… maybe a bit of olive oil and pepper or a sprinkle of parmesan but that’s it.

4 Laura January 29, 2009

My favorite cauliflower is tossed in olive oil and roasted in the oven. Simple. Tasty.

5 Nate January 29, 2009

steamed, roasted, mashed, stir-fried, grilled.

it’s all good!

Nates last blog post..Thai-Inspired Caesar Salad Recipe

6 Kelly January 30, 2009

MMMeg from Twitter (from the FruWiki) added
“While I don’t care for cauliflower by itself that much, with cheese, bacon, & sour cream it makes for great low-carb “potato.””

7 Barbara January 30, 2009

I have actually never tried roasted cauliflower – but I will tonight!

Barbaras last blog post..The way things go

8 Laura Whetstone February 9, 2009

I love roasted cauliflower. I make my own, but my favorite is from a local Indian restaurant. They marinate the cauliflower for 24 hours roast it and serve with a sauce.

Laura Whetstones last blog post..Smokey and Spicy "Chile" over Pasta

Previous post:

Next post: