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.
Do you have a Wednesday hero? Let us know how you cook cauliflower or your favorite ingredient below!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).