Is Cauliflower the New "It" Vegetable? 10 Incredible Dishes That Will Convert Any Skeptic

Chefs and food bloggers are coming up with brilliant, delicious twists on this formerly under-appreciated vegetable.

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

loveandlemons.com

Load on the cheddar sauce, or make a vegan version of this gorgeous, veggie-packed dish. Either way, this unexpected spin on mac and cheese will blow you away.

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Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

veganyackattack.com

Grind up cauliflower into tiny pieces and douse it with sesame oil and tamari (or soy sauce), and you get a guilt-free version of fried rice that tastes and looks surprisingly like the real thing. Bonus: There’s no waiting for rice to boil.

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Cauliflower Coconut Masala

Cauliflower Coconut Masala

coffeeandquinoa.com

Coconut milk and crushed tomatoes come together to create a silky, flavorful sauce in this easy version of an Indian classic.

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Roasted Cauliflower, Tomato and Goat Cheese Casserole

Roasted Cauliflower, Tomato and Goat Cheese Casserole

theironyou.com

Move over, tuna. Perfectly crisp-tender cauliflower is the surprise ingredient in this casserole, and it’s baked with melty goat cheese, fresh herbs and smoky spices.

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Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

cookieandkate.com

Pair cauliflower with quinoa and you get an unbeatable combo. Roasting cauliflower lends it a caramelized flavor, and a hint of cayenne adds a spicy kick.

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Meyer Lemon Relish

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Meyer Lemon Relish

brooklynsupper.net

Slicing cauliflower into thick “steaks” turns them into a budget-friendly, waist-friendly alternative to meat. Plus, the presentation will no doubt impress your dinner guests.

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Curried Cream of Cauliflower and Apple Soup

Curried Cream of Cauliflower and Apple Soup

bloggingoverthyme.com

Just break out your blender to whip up this to-die-for cauliflower soup in no time. Spicy curried apples on top add a touch of tartness and texture.

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Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Toss golden, roasted cauliflower together with nutty quinoa and a spicy-tangy dressing for a salad you’ll want to make again and again.

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Curry Pickled Cauliflower

Curry Pickled Cauliflower

theshiksa.com

These oh-so-crunchy cauliflower pickles are salty, spicy and vinegary all at once. Bet you can’t eat just one.

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Beer-Battered Cauliflower

Beer-Battered Cauliflower

olivesfordinner.com

Beer-batter and fry pretty much anything and it’ll be delicious, but wait till you try that with cauliflower—especially when you add a sweet and sour dip like the one in this recipe.

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