Haters to Lovers 5 Best Cauliflower Recipes

October 3, 2011

5 Must Try Gluten Free Recipes to inspire a love affair with cauliflower - Happy Meatless Monday! Cauliflower is a seriously cool vegetable: related to broccoli, comes in different colors (when I was a child, there was a short time when I would only eat purple foods...yeah), can be steamed, boiled, baked, roasted, grilled, riced, mashed, pureed, fried, eaten raw -- and is meant for so much more than standing in for mashed potatoes or being covered in cheese sauce! Cauliflower is a naturally high fiber, low carb food, rich in folic acid (B9) and vitamin C, and pairs well with many different flavors and textures. Here are 5 of my favorite gluten free cauliflower recipes to turn you and yours into a cauliflower-loving family!

Oh, and don't forget to check out my recipe for Cumin Roasted Cauliflower!

General Tso's Cauliflower
Cauliflower florets are tossed in cornstarch, fried and served in a spicy sweet 'n sour sauce that will have you swearing off takeout for good! For this recipe, you can use 100% cornstarch (or cornstarch and rice flour) instead of AP flour & corn starch to fry. For the sauce, be sure to use gluten free tamari for the soy sauce element. Dairy free / vegan.

Creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Maple Soup
Sounds interesting right? It's amazingly tasty and 100% dairy free/vegan.

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Roasted Cauliflower
This recipe has it all: pumpkin, cauliflower, goat cheese, sage and (wait for it) bacon! Addictive with or without bacon, this recipe is already on my menu plan twice this week!

Cauliflower Mac 'n Bleu Cheese
Mac and cheese gets a serious makeover with this grown up recipe. Be sure to use gluten free flour or cornstarch to thicken this recipe. 

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Pine Nuts & Raisins
This super simple (5 ingredient!) recipe will quickly become a go-to. Dairy free/vegan.


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