How to Cook Cauliflower — 4 Easy Cauliflower Recipes

If there’s a vegetable that you must always have in your kitchen, one of them should definitely be cauliflower. Cauliflower is low in calories but dense in nutrients, containing Vitamin C, K, B6, and fiber. If the nutrition facts don’t convince you (it contains 77% of the RDI for Vitamin C!), then maybe its versatility will.

We’ll be showing you how to cook cauliflower in 4 different ways: roasted, mashed, fried rice, and even as a dessert! It’s a great alternative to many of your favorites, without compromising any of the flavor.

Just a pro tip: young cauliflower works best especially for roasting.

 

 

Roasted Cauliflower

  • 1 young cauliflower
  • 7% Salt
  • Water
  • 1/3 extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Tahini and Labneh to serve
  1. Use a pot big enough to submerge the cauliflower. Fill it with enough water to cover the cauliflower. Measure out the weight, and use 7% of that weight for the salt. Submerge and boil for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to its maximum capacity. Coat cauliflower with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking tray and roast until golden brown.
  3. Optional: Serve with labneh and tahini.

 

Mashed Cauliflower

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • Sea salt
  1. Break cauliflower apart into florets and clean thoroughly. Use a steamer to steam the cauliflower for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place in a food processor with melted butter and sour cream. Season to taste. Drizzle with more melted butter and serve.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 tbps olive oil
  • 2 pcs minced garlic
  • ½ onion
  • minced Sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp chili oil
  • 1/3 cup minced scallions
  • Optional: furikake
  1. Break cauliflower apart into florets. Grind in a food processor until you get fine pieces. Spread over a baking tray and press with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Bring a pan up to heat and sweat onions and garlic until aromatic. Add cauliflower rice and cook for 3-5 minutes. Season to taste.
  3. Add soy sauce and scallions and mix until incorporated.
  4. Serve with a drizzle of chili oil and furikake flakes.

 

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp mct oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Break cauliflower into florets and boil for 10 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain the water and place cauliflower in a blender along with cacao powder, mct oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until smooth.

 

Erwan Heussaff
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