Cauliflower is a versatile ingredient that’s easy to work into any lifestyle. These cauliflower recipes can be a main dish or an excellent side dish.
Cauliflower is a great vegetable that is getting a lot of attention right now. The reason is that it is so versatile. It’s great if you’re on a low carb diet or just want to make better choices and incorporate more veggies into your life. Cauliflower is a blank canvas that can handle big bold flavors. And it also resembles similar textures to potatoes but doesn’t have all the carbs attached. I also found that its a great source of Vitamin C that your body wants and needs!
What I like most about cauliflower is how it can handle big bold flavors, like a lot of spices and sauces. It can be hearty for a vegetarian meal or a lightened version as a side dish.
I just mentioned that cauliflower can be instead of potato, but it can also be substituted for rice, pizza crust, pasta, soups, steaks, etc.… Today we are diving into cauliflower focused recipe that you will devour. Here are 14 Delicious Low Carb Cauliflower Recipes!
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1. Bang Bang Cauliflower
Found from Kirbie Cravings
These crispy cauliflower bites are highly addictive, you won’t even know its cauliflower. What makes this bang bang cauliflower so incredible is the bang bang sauce, a sweet and spicy chili sauce. This sauce is so creamy and drizzled over the crispy cauliflower!
2. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Found from 730 Sage Street
Cauliflower rice is just genius. It’s easy to make and takes less time than regular rice. This cauliflower rice is made with cilantro and lime, so it has a big bold flavor that’s so not boring. The cooked cauliflower is placed into a food processor to get chopped up into small pieces that resemble rice. You can use this cilantro lime rice as a side dish or have it be the star in burrito bowls or make it into fried rice for something new!
3. Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Found from Dear Crissy
This loaded cauliflower reminds me of a loaded baked potato or a tater tot casserole. The casserole is packed with bacon, sour cream, cheese, chives and of course a lot of cauliflower. It’s a beautiful way to sneak in cauliflower if you have picky eater because the cauliflower takes on this potato-like flavor. The cheese gets bubbly, and the bacon has a nice layer of crispiness that you’ll devour! You can make in a small batch for individual ramekins or share it in a large casserole dish for many people.
4. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Found from Primavera Kitchen
An easy way to cook cauliflower is by roasting it. By enhancing the cauliflower with garlic, paprika, and parmesan, the cauliflower goes from a blah vegetable to a caramelized, garlic cheese bomb that’s beyond tasty!
5. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Found from Domestically Creative
Heres a fantastic recipe for anyone looking for a low carb or gluten free mac and cheese substitute. Instead of using regular pasta this recipe uses cauliflower, it’s a brilliant swap. The cauliflower holds up nicely in the cheese sauce. The cheese sauce is made separately then poured over the cauliflower so it can soak up of that cheesy goodness. Then its baked until it gets the crispy layer on top! You’ll never look at cauliflower the same way again!
6. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites
Found from Diethood
These sesame cauliflower bites are sweet, sticky and l a little spicy. The cauliflower florets are coated in an egg white wash, breadcrumbs, fresh herbs, and spices, so they bake up really crispy then they are tossed in a sweet sticky sesame sauce that makes you think that you’re eating chicken! They can easily be your new go-to Chinese take-out food!
7. Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks
Found from Real Housemoms
Craving cheesy breadsticks but don’t want all that bread, here’s a brilliant way to enjoy cheesy breadsticks without the bread. Using a cauliflower crust is a simple way to make a low carb or gluten-free swap. The cauliflower crust should be baked separately from the toppings so it can develop nice crispiness before its slathered with lots of garlic and cheese. This also prevents the crust from falling apart! Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for a real cheesy breadstick experience!
8. Cauliflower Soup
Found from Cafe Delites
This cauliflower soup is made from caramelized florets that have a buttery and nutty taste that really rounds out this soup. It’s a warm and comforting soup that’s velvety smooth perfect for a cold day. The color is rich and tastes so creamy you would swear that you are eating a bowl of potato soup. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy your veggies!
9. Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps
Found from Will Cook For Smiles
These cauliflower parmesan crisps totally remind me of potato cakes or latkes, they super crispy and packed with simple flavors like garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper. These crisps make great side dishes to accompany a protein or a wonderful lunch that you can eat with a fresh green salad!
10. Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
Found from The Last Food Blog
Here’s a great example of how the cauliflower can be the star of your plate by making it into the main “protein.” This cauliflower curry has such a rich flavor that you’ll keep going back for more especially with a piece of naan bread that allows you to soak up all the delicious curry!
11. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Found from Wholesome Yum
Doesn’t this pizza look insane? I can’t believe that its a cauliflower crust. It turns out it’s quite easy to make cauliflower pizza crust. It consists of cauliflower, egg, and parmesan, but you can also add Italian seasoning and garlic powder for flavor. Its really easy simple. Before making the pizza, you need to pre-bake the crust. This is how it stays together without falling apart. Then you add all your favorite pizza toppings, and you have a thin crispy crust that’s made from cauliflower!
12. Creamy Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
Found from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Here’s an excellent recipe for making mashed cauliflower in your instant pot. The instant pot speeds up the process and basically allows you to sit back and make killer dishes like mashed cauliflower. The cauliflower totally resembles mashed potatoes here and if you season them the same way you won’t be able to tell the difference. The cauliflower whips up velvety smooth, and you can serve this with any kind of meat!
13. Cauliflower Corn Cucumber Salad
Found from Valentina’s Corner
Here’s a side dish that would be wonderful on a hot summer day. It’s a perfect side dish for a picnic or backyard BBQ. It’s creamy but still light enough that you don’t feel heavy walking away. Since it’s loaded with other veggies like cucumber and corn its tastes super fresh!
14. Cauliflower Steaks with Chorizo
Found from Sainsbury Magazine
Chorizo just makes everything taste better especially with these cauliflower steaks. The cauliflower steaks are thin slices of the cauliflower with the stem still attached, so it resembles are a larger piece of meat that won’t fall apart. The good thing about cauliflower is that its a blank canvas and you can add crazy flavors like chorizo, and it won’t feel like its competing.
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So now that you know how many different ways you can enjoy cauliflower it’ll be fun to use this versatile vegetable in your everyday life. Whether your living low carb or just want to eat better make sure you try out these cauliflower recipes!
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