by Erin Marissa Russell
Wondering how to prepare all the homegrown cauliflower your garden has produced this season? When you’re tired of your standby recipes and ready to move on to something different, it can be intimidating to pick through all the recipes that are out there. But good news—we’ve scoured the web to find the best and most creative recipes out there to help you use up all the cauliflower you grow in your garden.
Roast Cauliflower in the Oven for a Delectable Side Dish
Most veggies simply get better when they’re roasted in the oven, even with a simple treatment of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cauliflower is no exception. The recipes in this section will show you a few different ways to prepare roasted cauliflower that your family is sure to love. (Bonus: Roasted cauliflower is a super fast side dish, making it perfect for weeknight dinners.)
Serve Cauliflower in a Comforting Bowl of Soup
The mild, nutty flavor of cauliflower makes it the perfect addition to all kinds of soups, whether it’s chopped into cubes or whirred in the blender into a creamy liquid. But there’s no reason to limit cauliflower to simple vegetable soup, as delicious as that can be. These recipes will inspire you with some unexpected ways to make soup out of your homegrown cauliflower.
Get Inventive with Unexpected Cauliflower Textures and Flavors
Sure, you’ve had cauliflower florets and cubed cauliflower. But how about cauliflower steaks? Whole stuffed cauliflower? Shaved cauliflower or cauliflower rice? There’s a whole wide world of cauliflower flavors and textures out there to explore. These recipes will get you started with some out-of-the-box ideas.
Include Cauliflower in Casseroles for Homey Meals
There’s nothing like a casserole pulled warm and bubbling from the oven. However, you may not have thought to include cauliflower in casseroles. The truth is, cauliflower works just as well as the familiar potato in these baked dishes. This section is full of cauliflower casserole recipes to get your creative juices flowing.
Feature Cauliflower in All Kinds of Salads
Sure, you’ve probably included cauliflower in a garden salad, but these recipes are different. The salad recipes featured here are inventive in some way, whether it’s an unusual spice blend or a unique preparation technique. You’re sure to find at least one you’d like to try.
Make Cauliflower-Centric Main Courses
Most of us are used to serving cauliflower as a side, but it’s a natural as a main dish as well. Whether it’s paired with other flavors or starring in the spotlight, when cauliflower acts as a main course, it’s a perfect way to show off your homegrown produce. There are so many exciting ways to prepare it, too.
Wake Up Right with Cauliflower for Breakfast
You likely haven’t thought about serving cauliflower for breakfast. Be that as it may, this versatile veggie makes a perfect addition to the most important meal of the day. From quiche to waffles to cauliflower hash, these recipes will show you how to enjoy cauliflower first thing in the morning.
We hope the recipes we’ve collected here have given you a new perspective when it comes to cooking up the cauliflower your garden produces. Cauliflower is so healthy and delicious that it would be a shame to let your homegrown veggies go to waste just because you’re tired of your usual preparations. Simply try out a few of these recipes, and we know you’ll find a new favorite way to eat the cauliflower you grow in your garden.