Sick Of Cauliflower Rice? Try These 9 Delicious Dishes Instead
For a long time, cauliflower has often been relegated to a corner of the produce aisle and overlooked in favor of more colorful and exotic options. But lately, this staple has stolen the spotlight thanks to its rad nutritional profile and mellow flavor. It’s full of fiber and vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium and choline, according to the . Plus, it’s a versatile vegetable that’s a healthy stand-in for mashed potatoes and rice.
But if you think you can only roast, steam, or “rice” cauliflower, hold up. There are so many different things you can do with cauliflower beyond those three reliable, albeit boring, standbys. Because let's face it: There are only so many times you can eat riced cauliflower, no matter how delicious it is. Here are nine surprising, delicious ways to add more cauliflower to your diet, straight from nutritionists and food bloggers.
Cauliflower is the base for this savory waffle recipe from registered dietitian Whitney English Tabaie. She combines mashed cauliflower with cheddar, chives, and eggs for a low-cal, protein-packed creation, perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Rethink Your Focaccia
If you love the doughy focaccia at your favorite Italian restaurant, here’s a low-cal, gluten-free remake from Sonali Ruder, M.D., at The Foodie Physician. Add a cheesy topping and it’s a great appetizer.
Add it to a smoothie
Don’t freak out, but cauliflower is the secret ingredient in this smoothie recipe from registered dietitian Lindsay Livingston at The Lean Green Bean. Frozen cauliflower is an easy way to bulk up your morning smoothie, and it doesn't have a strong flavor—meaning you won't taste it's there. Plus, it’s white so it won’t add a funny color to your blended drink.
This swap will make your smoothie so much more filling:
Bulk Up Your Bread
When you want to add more veggies to your diet but can’t quite give up your daily bread, try this. Nutritionist Laura Viand created these cauliflower buns, a great grain-free alternative for dinner rolls, burger buns, or sandwich bread.
Use it as a Soup Base
Love creamy soups? Then this trick is for you. The rich texture and flavor of cauliflower makes a great base, but without the dairy. Try this Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower Soup from Rebecca at Nourished. (Get great soup recipes for weight loss from .)
Make it a Taco
Everything tastes better in a taco, right? This taco recipe from Veggie Inspired is a healthy take on fish tacos, complete with super-crispy baked cauliflower in place of fried fish. Taco Tuesday, anyone?
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Sneak It Into Your Mac and Cheese
No one will notice the veggie base for this mac and cheese from Running in a Skirt. Just combine cheese with cauliflower puree and you have a gooey sauce that forgoes butter and flour.
Make a Healthy Trade
If you’re a sucker for Chinese take-out, especially the sweet and spicy chicken, here’s a healthier option. This Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites recipe from Go Dairy Free combines Korean and Chinese flavors and is dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free. Plus, it uses cauliflower instead of heavy fried chicken. It’s great as a side dish or, add tofu and voila—dinner!
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Reimagine Tater Tots
You loved them as a kid and now you can love them again. While these cauliflower tater tots from Meme Inge, R.D. at Living Well Kitchen don’t technically contain potatoes, they make a great snack or app.
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