Food & Nutrition

16 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes


Call me weird but I just love cauliflower. I was so excited to see local cauliflower at the store recently. And we have started getting Romanesco Cauliflower in our CSA too. I have been seeing all sorts of great healthy cauliflower recipes on some of my favorite healthy food blogs, so I thought I would share some of my favorites from the archives, as well as some awesome cauliflower recipes from blogger-friends.

a blue plate with roasted broccoli and cauliflower with grated Parmesan sprinkled over it

I originally shared this round-up of Cauliflower recipes on November 5th, 2013. I have updated the text and added some of my favorite new recipes since then!

I’m not kidding when I say I could eat cauliflower in literally any form. Raw, steamed, cooked, roasted, in smoothies (yes, you read that right), in soups, in salads–the list goes on. It’s such a versatile vegetable and the best past about it is that it’s nearly flavorless.

Now you might think of that as a bad thing, but really, it just means that it’s the perfect vegetable to soak up literally any flavor. You can add frozen cauliflower to a smoothie for added thickness and nutrients, and you won’t taste a thing. Or, you can make cauliflower rice and use it as a substitute for white rice. Season it with some lime juice and chopped cilantro and your tastebuds won’t skip a beat–I promise. Options are endless when it comes to cauliflower recipes.

What Are The Benefits of Cauliflower

Oh where to get started. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetables (much like broccoli, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts) and is full of healthy nutrients. There have been plenty of studies done on the health benefits of cauliflower and why it’s such a loved vegetable world-wide. Some (but not all) benefits of cauliflower are:

  • May assist in weightless due to being a low-calorie food
  • Contains vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin C and K
  • Very high in fiber so it may assist in digestion
  • Healthy low-carb alternative to white starches, grains, and legumes
  • AND, most importantly, very easy to incorporate into your diet!

So if you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan, but without further ado, so you can see what all the cauliflower-hype is about, here is my round-up of Healthy Cauliflower Recipes.

If you love cauliflower as well, don’t forget to check out this Ultimate Guide to Cauliflower for all the tips and tricks you didn’t know you needed!

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Thank you so much for reading. Are you a fan of cauliflower? What’s your favorite way to make it? I’d love to hear from you on my Instagram or down below in the comments! Please leave a review or star rating if you try any of these recipes, and thank you in advance for sharing this post with your friends, because Sharing is Caring:) Happy Cooking! ~Katie

About the Author

Katie Webster

Katie Webster studied art and photography at Skidmore College and is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. She has been a professional recipe developer since 2001 when she first started working in the test kitchen at EatingWell magazine. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines including Shape, Fitness, Parents and several Edible Communities publications among others. Her cookbook, Maple {Quirk Books} was published in 2015. She launched Healthy Seasonal Recipes in 2009. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two teenage daughters and two yellow labs. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, cooking, stacking firewood, making maple syrup, and tending to her overgrown perennial garden.

Source: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

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