I think it’s fair to say that cauliflower was nearly forgotten—the lone vegetable left on the veggie platter after all others have been eaten or hidden under a blanket of cheese sauce. But cauliflower has recently been rediscovered as a skinny “starch” and is making a comeback on the menus of family-style restaurants and high-brow eateries alike as an alternative to the higher-carb potato.
Boasting a mere 29 calories per cup, and a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and fiber, cauliflower deserves its newfound “hot veggie” status as a go-to for side dishes, salads and as part of flavorful stews and main dishes.
Satisfy your carb cravings with these delicious cauliflower recipes .
In Creamy Mashed Cauliflower , it produces the creamy texture of mashed potatoes.
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Roasting cauliflower in the oven isn’t necessarily traditional, but it yields a nutty flavor.
It adds plenty of crunch when eaten raw in Creamy Chopped Cauliflower Salad .
I love Indian food, so this Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew fits the bill perfectly.
And of course, a lightened cheese-sauce-topped Skillet Cauliflower Gratin is still a favorite way to enjoy cauliflower!
Michelle Edelbaum , Diet Blog
Michelle is the digital director for EatingWell. She puts her background in journalism to work online at EatingWell.com to help deliver daily inspiration for eating healthy.
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