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These 15 Cauliflower Recipes Will Have You Rethinking This Underrated Veg

Cauliflower maybe uninspiring to look at, but there's a reason we consider it one of our top nutrition trend predictions of this year.

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Cauliflower SteakPhoto Credit: Angus Fergusson

Buffalo Cauliflower Steak with Blue Cheese Crumble

Move aside porterhouse and sirloin, there’s a new steak in town. It’s equal parts crunchy as it is savoury.

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Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric & Coconut Baked Aloo Gobi


The sweet note of coconut milk, the punch of ginger and green chilli, the earthiness of mustard seeds and the clean spiced note of turmeric are perfect sidekicks to the neutral-flavoured, buttery roasted cauliflower.

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Cauliflower Pizzaphoto credit: Angus Fergusson

Apple, Fig & Caramelized Cauliflower Pizza


This version of cauliflower pizza features a sophisticated mélange of crisp apples, caramelized onions, sweet figs and sharp parmesan cheese.

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Cauliflower Couscous SaladPhoto Credit: Kyla Zanardi

Brown Butter & Orange Cauli-Couscous Salad

Butter transforms humdrum couscous and its doppelgänger, cauli-couscous, into an tasteful side with jewel-like beets, juicy oranges and tangy goat cheese.

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Cauliflower BitesPhoto Credit: Tyler Bowditch

Korean Spiced Sesame Chili Coconut Cauliflower Bites


These oven-baked cauliflower bites are amazing stuffed into wraps with your favourite add-ins or piled on a platter with cocktail picks as snacks.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwichphoto credit: hot for food

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich


There’s a reason it’s the most popular recipe on Lauren Toyota’s Youtube Channel, Hot For Food.

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Photo Credit: James Tse

Butternut Squash, Sage & Cauliflower Mac and Cheese


Working as squash’s sneaky sidekick, cauliflower may lack colour, but it’s still loaded with nutrients. This brassica vegetable is full of phytochemicals and sulfur-rich compounds that some research suggests may help reduce the risk of cancer.

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Roasted Cauliflower Dip


Serve with assorted raw veggies for a flavourful dip or with fresh baguette slices and crackers for a smooth spread.

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Roasted-Cauliflower Spaghetti with Lemon

Cauliflower is a super-food; high intake is linked to lower cancer risk. Whip up this healthy pasta in 30 minutes or less to reap all its health benefits.

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Cauliflower and Stilton Soufflé


A soufflé is always bound to impress. Here’s a classic combo that adds vegetable value to a light and fluffy soufflé. Serve straight from the oven, with whole wheat bread and a tomato salad.

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crispy cauliflower bitesPhoto Credit: Shutterstock

Cauliflower with Crispy Crumbs

The crispy golden topping in this simple side dish is usually made by frying the breadcrumbs in a generous quantity of butter. This version of cauliflower with crispy crumbs uses a modest portion of olive oil and fresh herbs to flavour the topping.

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Orange Cauliflower Mash

Orange cauliflower — a natural variation — has up to 25 more beta-carotene than white cauliflower, and tastes great in a simple mash.

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Cauliflower Mushroom RisottoPhoto Credit: Shutterstock

White Truffle Risotto with Cauliflower

Make this dish when wild mushrooms become available at your local farmers’ market. The greater the variety of mushrooms, the more flavor your risotto will have — each mushroom adds its own complex flavor, aroma and colour.

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Broccoli, Cauliflower and Leek Soup

Boost your intake of cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetables with this tasty broccoli and cauliflower soup.

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Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin

A favourite vegetarian dish gets a new twist here, with super-healthy broccoli added to cauliflower, in a cheese sauce thickened with breadcrumbs.

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Next, find out more of our diet and nutrition trend predictions for 2019.