One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally get their time in the spotlight. When I was younger, cauliflower was just a thing on a relish tray at parties. It might have made an appearance from a bag in the frozen aisle, but it wasn't used in a million different creative ways like it is these days.
To celebrate all that is cauliflower, here are 10 recipes you have to try right now!
1. Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower from The Fit Kitchen
Kitchn recently shared this tasty recipe and it quickly gained a following. It's not hard to see why when this humble vegetable becomes a quick side dish or a meal on its own when added to your favorite bowl of rice. If you haven't tried it yet, start here!
2. Sesame Cauliflower Bites from Gimme Delicious
These fried cauliflower bites are coated in the most delicious sauce made out of honey, ginger, and soy. I've been seeing them all over Pinterest and I can't wait to try them at home.
3. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from Kitchn
This mac and cheese looks unassuming but packs a full pound of cauliflower-y goodness inside. It helps sneak in a few vegetables, lightens up your pasta, and makes an extra-scrumptious dish!
4. General Tso Grilled Cauliflower Kabobs from Eat Well 101
There is something ridiculously gratifying about eating your food with your fingers. These skewers give you exactly that chance, as they are as playful as they are satisfying. Their charred texture and taste from the grill pairs perfectly with the General Tso flavor profile.
5. Golden Soup from Pinch of Yum
This soup comes together in 30 minutes flat and gets its color from turmeric and its richness from cashews and cauliflower. It's as hearty as it is healthy and will also freeze spectacularly.
6. Pizza Supreme on Cauliflower Crust from How Sweet Eats
This cauliflower pizza crust is just what the doctor ordered. Okay, probably not, but if your doctor isn't usually a fan of cauliflower pizza crusts and has sworn to never eat one again, then they should break the rules and make this one. It will change your life. Seriously. Let's hear it for two kinds of cheese in the crust!
7. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon and Tahini Dressing from Budget Bytes
Salad during the winter months shouldn't be boring. In fact, it should be hearty, awesome, and easy to throw together. This recipe is that recipe and you'll be eating the tahini-lemon dressing on everything from now until forever! Did I mention it costs next to nothing to throw together?
8. 15-Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice from Pinch of Yum
This recipe is like many other fried rice recipes in the sense that it cooks up quickly and can become a fast household staple. That said, it's unusual in the depth of flavor that it acquires from its ingredients. Add this to your weeknight arsenal, as it's sure to be a new family favorite!
9. Curried Cauliflower Rice and Kale Soup from Cotter Crunch
This colorful and texture-packed soup is just what your winter months are crying out for. It's light, nutritionally dense, and a serious snap to throw together.
10. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks from Jo Cooks
Sometimes you don't really want a full pizza, right? You just want some good tailgate food and a warm and comforting snack. This cauliflower breadstick recipe is just the thing. It's way simpler than many cauliflower crust recipes and is held together with delicious things like egg and cheese, with more cheese on top. Delicious!