20 Inventive Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Made with Cauliflower

Looking to add more vegetables to your diet? If so, then you must add cauliflower to your shopping list. Now you may be thinking, cauliflower, really? I know cauliflower is not exactly at the top of the favorite foods list. It’s the vegetable last eaten when buying a mixed veggie pack and typically comes smothered in cheese to mask it’s healthy components. But when done right, it’s just down right delicious.

If you are skeptical about jumping on board the healthy food train, then these 20 persuasive recipes will change your mind.

1. Cauliflower Steaks with Spicy Romesco Sauce and Olives

Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

If you are a newcomer to the cauliflower game, then you need to start off with an easy recipe that will wow your taste buds – and cauliflower steaks are your answer.

Smothered in a spicy romesco sauce comprised of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and harissa paste, you will wonder where this recipe was all along.

2. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Floating Kitchen
Floating Kitchen

Stay warm and healthy this winter with a bowl full of Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup. Creamy with a little bit of spice, this is the soup that will keep finding its way to the table.

3. Spicy Cauliflower Burger

Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum

This is the burger you will crave. I know it’s hard to pass up a traditional beef patty, but trust me, you have got to go veggie and give this Spicy Cauliflower Burger from a Pinch of Yum shot.

The secret sauces alone will have you wanting more.

4. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders

Chocolate for Basil
Chocolate for Basil

What better way to enjoy your buffalo cauliflower than on a slider topped with blue cheese?

Get the recipe here.

5. Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Damn Delicious
Damn Delicious

If you aren’t gluten-free, you will pretend you are to enjoy this cauliflower crusted pizza. It also takes the work out of all that tossing and rolling that looks so easy, and is anything but.

Get the recipe here.

6. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

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Two Peas and Their Pod

Tacos will change how you think of cauliflower. It may sound weird, but believe me, it’s delicious.

Toss the cauliflower in spices and top with lime crema, and you will have a fresh, appetizing Meatless Monday that may tempt you to go meatless more often.

Get the recipe here.

7. Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice with Guacamole

A Saucy Kitchen
A Saucy Kitchen

Spicy, flavorful, and vegetable packed Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice is the new staple you need in your life.

8. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Skinny Taste
Skinny Taste

The definition of fresh, Cilantro Lime Cauliflower won’t weigh you down like white rice.

9. Cauli Roll

Plantily
Plantily

You can make anything into a sushi roll – even cauliflower. Blend it with some cashews and Sriracha for a healthy roll you can eat any time of the week.

Get the recipe here.

10. Thai Chicken Cauliflower Curry

Green Healthy Cooking
Green Healthy Cooking

Every wonder how to make a creamy, spicy Thai curry? Then follow this Thai Chicken Cauliflower Curry recipe.

The perfect match for curry spices, this cauliflower curry is better than take-out.

11. Roasted Curry Cauliflower with Turmeric, Pistachios, and Coconut

White on Rich Couple
White on Rich Couple

If you want to get your curry fix in, but don’t want all the fat from the coconut milk, then Roasted Curry Cauliflower with Turmeric, Pistachios, and Coconut is the way to go.

Tossed in pungent spices and topped with pistachio and coconut flakes, this sheet pan meal can be ready in a snap.

12. Caramelized Cauliflower Salad

Naturally Ella
Naturally Ella

This is the salad you won’t get bored of. Roasted cauliflower tossed with fresh herbs, quinoa, a hint of lime, and a bit of honey will replace the lunch greens for a salad that leaves you healthy and satisfied.

Get the recipe here.

13. Cauliflower Hummus

I Breathe I'm Hungry
I Breathe I’m Hungry

Looking to slip some more veggies into your hummus dip? Try substituting chickpeas for cauliflower for a dip-worthy smooth hummus.

Get the recipe here.

14. Cauliflower Fritters with Homemade Tzatiki

Kitchen Sanctuary
Kitchen Sanctuary

Skip the carrots and zucchini, and try these Cauliflower Fritters instead.

15. Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

The Iron You

Grilled cheese is one guilty pleasure that is hard to pass up. Now with cauliflower “bread” slices, you can reduce the guilt and enjoy.

Try this wild grilled cheese recipe here.

16. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

The Skinny Chick's Cookbook
The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower bites are a genius way to get the family to eat their veggies and beg for more.

17. Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Mash

Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum

If you like shrimp and grits, then you have got to try Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Mash.

White beans, cornmeal, and of course cheese, give the mash a kick that you won’t get from grits.

18. Roasted Cauliflower with Apples, Bacon, and Balsamic Vinegar

Sustainable Dish
Sustainable Dish

If the concept of eating cauliflower sounds all to healthy, then add a little bit of bacon. The salty fat mixed with sweet apples and tangy balsamic is one delicious dish that will have you stocking up on cauliflower heads.

Get the recipe here.

19. Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Wild Mushrooms

Green Healthy Cooking
Green Healthy Cooking

Smothered in garlic herb butter and topped with wild mushrooms, this Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe will challenge any lackluster ideas about cauliflower.

20. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower Cake

Drizzle and Dip
Drizzle and Dip

Still not convinced about the amazing versatile ways to enjoy cauliflower? Well, check out this stunning cauliflower cake. The presentation is almost as impressive as the cake itself.

Get the recipe here.

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