Weeknight CookingWhat to CookDinner, FasterVegetables

17 Reasons Cauliflower Is Your Weeknight Hero

13 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Data scientists may have officially declared Monday to be the worst, but when it comes to dinner (or lunch!) prep, my vote’s for Wednesday. Hear me out—on Monday, you still have Sunday’s leftovers for lunch and probably dinner. But even the strongest human gets tired of the same exact meal three days in a row. By Wednesday, we need a weeknight hero.

Cauliflower is the perfect base for midweek meals. It bulks up salads, lightens creamy gratins, and adapts to any and all spice levels. Simply steaming or roasting a head can take care of the rest of the week’s lunches and dinners. It’s the hearty-yet-flexible vegetable we need and deserve. So, if you’re looking for a hero tonight, let one of these cauliflower dishes save the day.

Advertisement
Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Tahini Drizzle
Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Tahini Drizzle
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Activated Charcoal and Goji Berries
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Activated Charcoal and Goji Berries
Cauliflower Fennel Salad with Roasted Lemon & Shallot Salsa Verde

Cauliflower Fennel Salad with Roasted Lemon & Shallot Sal... by Ali Slagle

Roasted, Spiced, Almond-y Cauliflower

Roasted, Spiced, Almond-y Cauliflower by Nicholas Day

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake
Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake
Roasted Squash & Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing
Roasted Squash & Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing
Cauliflower Crostone with Anchovy and Caper Sauce
Cauliflower Crostone with Anchovy and Caper Sauce
Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower "Shawarma"

Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower "Shawarma" by Alexandra Stafford

Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower

Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower by bonbonmarie

General Tso's Cauliflower

General Tso's Cauliflower by Sarah Jampel

Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous

Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous by QueenSashy

Cauliflower Salad with Pickled Grapes, Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
Cauliflower Salad with Pickled Grapes, Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
Sheet Pan Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
Sheet Pan Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce
Orecchiette with Cauliflower, Breadcrumbs, Pancetta, and Pepitas

Orecchiette with Cauliflower, Breadcrumbs, Pancetta, and ... by cheese1227

Spicy “Rice” and Bean Salad

Spicy “Rice” and Bean Salad by Ali Slagle

Cavolfiore Palma a la Leah (Pan-Roasted Cauliflower)

Cavolfiore Palma a la Leah (Pan-Roasted Cauliflower) by pigisyummy

Crispy, Cheesy, Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower

Crispy, Cheesy, Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower by EmilyC

Do you have a Wednesday hero? Let us know how you cook cauliflower or your favorite ingredient below!


Tags: cauliflower