10 Cauliflower Recipes

February  3, 2014

We're known to talk about the sadness of winter produce: the gnarly roots, the wilty leaves, the toughness of stalks and the thickness of skin. But nobody has it as bad as the cauliflower. It's white; it's squeaky; at the market, it's usually dirty. But what other vegetable, well, lets you do whatever you want to it? What other vegetable turns into fluffy soup, gets crispy and spiky and caramelized, turns into steaks or couscous or cream? Here are our favorite ways to use cauliflower this winter. 

Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese by Genius Recipes

Cauliflower from Food52

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Caul-do Verde (Portuguese Caldo Verde with Cauliflower) by Bogre

Caul do Verde from Food52


Spice Merchant Cauliflower Couscous by QueenSashy

Couscous from Food52


Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Chimichurri and Poblano Creme Fraiche by TheWimpyVegetarian 

Cauliflower Soup from Food52 


Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée by Genius Recipes

Cauliflower steaks from Food52


Cauliflower Patties by cucinadimammina

Cauliflower patties from Food52


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

Cauliflower from Food52


Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup by Genius Recipes

Cauliflower soup from Food52


Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower by bonbonmarie

Pimenton Roasted Cauliflower from Fodo52


Curried Cauliflower Soup by kmartinelli

Cauliflower soup from Food52


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Kelly N. February 24, 2014
This post is aimed straight at my cauliflower-loving heart. Thank you!
sixtyone45 February 10, 2014
I just uploaded a seriously delicious Chocolate Cake recipe featuring, you guessed it... cauliflower.
May February 6, 2014
Here we go:
May February 6, 2014
Kenji over at Serious Eats invented vegetarian chicken wings using cauliflower, for his wife (now, that's romantic love). We gave it a go, and it was a fiddle, but absolutely deLISHous.

Can I post links here? I'll try.
abunnybabe February 5, 2014
What? I've only tried 3 of these? I'd better get back in the kitchen!
Dennis B. February 3, 2014
you need to add this one,,,Pickled Cauliflower..
Christina @. February 3, 2014
I just made this creamy cauliflower leek soup that was amazing. 5 ingredients (and the only dairy is from butter), it's like vichyssoise but with less carbs.
Mies February 3, 2014
Great recipes! I'd like to try them all! :)
KirstenS February 3, 2014
Oooh, I love the cauliflower with sumac! I normally just roast cauliflower with olive oil, cumin and chili powder.
LauriL February 3, 2014
I want to make all of!!
Joy B. February 3, 2014
This makes my heart sing.