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How to Cook: 2 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

Cauliflower is a healthy vegetable that’s low in carbs and high in nutrients. Want to learn how to cook cauliflower? Try replacing potatoes with cauliflower in recipes like mashed cauliflower or you can bake cauliflower in the oven to make roasted cauliflower.

Low in carbohydrates and high in nutrients, cauliflower is a super-healthy vegetable that can even replace potatoes in some recipes. Start with 8 cups cauliflower florets and 4 cloves garlic, and steam them over boiling water for 12 to 15 minutes. Combine the cooked cauliflower and garlic with 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste in a food processor. Pulse several times until creamy. Serve drizzled with a little more oil and garnished with chives. Another great way to enjoy cauliflower is by roasting it, which gives this healthy cruciferous vegetable a delicious nutty flavor. Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. Start by tossing 8 cups of cut cauliflower florets in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon marjoram, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast at 450°F until the cauliflower starts to soften and turn brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cauliflower with 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese has melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more. Find these recipes and more healthy recipes on EatingWell.com.
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