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5 Fun Ways to Cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a nutritious and versatile vegetable that deserves to be better known. In Québec, we harvest it from the end of June to the end of October. Don’t simply boil the cauliflower. Instead, here are 5 fun ways to cook this underestimated vegetable.

Cauliflower Cream
We often think of cauliflower as a side vegetable but it can be delicious when served as a cream. For a quick and easy starter, try this recipe made with only 5 ingredients. 

Oven-grilled Cauliflower
Grilling the entire cauliflower is a simple and original way to present this vegetable. This recipe is perfect when receiving guests, or to simply turn an ordinary weekly dinner into something more extraordinary. The leftovers are delicious in a salad or a sandwich.

Creamy White Sauce
Cauliflower is great to reduce the fat content of a white sauce or to make a vegan version of it. Cut the cauliflower in florets, steam them and mash them smooth in a food processor.  Add broth, milk (or vegan beverage) and some seasonings. You will then have a creamy sauce made from vegetables, a pure delight!

Cauliflower Rice
To reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your daily consumption or just for the sake of changing things up, cauliflower rice is trending. Simply cut it in florets, then place the pieces into the food processor and pulse until it looks like small grains of rice. Then, in a pan, cook the « rice » in a drizzle of olive oil and seasonings to your liking.  

Cauliflower Popcorn
Next time you crave a late-night snack, try cauliflower popcorn! Just cut it into small florets, season it and grill it in the oven for a few minutes. Here’s a recipe to inspire you.

If you’d like to find out more about this vegetable, click here to see all the details. It’s a multi-faced vegetable from here worth discovering!


Photo : Louis Hansel-shotsoflouis

Marie-Ève Caplette, . Sc. Dt.P.

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