Cauliflower Recipes

Cauliflower is a great go-to ingredient. You can cook with the florets, as well as the stems, and stalks. I love it grilled, broiled, blanched, pureed, sautéed - just about any way you can imagine. Cauliflower is fast to prepare and cook, and another very nutritious member of the cruciferous vegetable family - though to contain a powerful arsenal of anticancer compounds. Here are a few of my favorite cauliflower recipes and preparations. Please enjoy!

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

A beautiful cauliflower salad from the new Bar Tartine cookbook - a crunchy, hearty mixture of cauliflower, seeds, chiles, radishes, chickpeas, and green onions slathered in an enveloping garlicky yogurt dressing.

Black Pepper Cauliflower Salad

Black Pepper Cauliflower Salad

A friday lunch favorite - cauliflower florets doused in a warm black pepper and red onion vinaigrette, and tossed with nuts, apples, olives, and a bit of feta.

Simple Cauliflower

Simple Cauliflower

A favorite week-night cauliflower recipe. Tiny florets of pan-fried cauliflower are tossed with garlic, chives, lemon, Parmesan, and flaky sea salt.

Maintaining a Long-term Blog

Maintaining a Long-term Blog

I thought I'd attempt a slightly different type of post today - one that explores the theme of maintaining a blog over an extended time period. Plus a roasted cauliflower rice recipe - orange zest, hazelnuts, goat cheese, and wilted pea sprouts..

Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables

Moroccan Mint Roasted Vegetables

A few snapshots from my week in Marrakesh, Morocco + the recipe for a platter of roasted vegetables spiced with dried mint, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and a kiss of chile. So good with a dollop of salted yogurt and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

Cottage Pancakes

Cottage Pancakes

A few of you asked about the cottage cheese pancakes I mentioned a few posts back. Here you go. Plus a look at some of the vintage photos I've picked up at flea markets and antique shops over the years.

Tortilla Salad

Tortilla Salad

A tortilla salad made from all sorts of good stuff - heirloom beans, avocado, watermelon radish, and cauliflower. Electric colors, punchy dressing, fresh and filling.

Sesame Yogurt Pasta Salad

Sesame Yogurt Pasta Salad

An off-beat pasta salad made with stuffed pasta, seasonal vegetables, and a spice-forward, golden sesame yogurt sauce.

Winter Vegetable & Tofu Korma

Winter Vegetable & Tofu Korma

A thick, cumin and coriander-spiced root vegetable stew. It's a free-wheeling one-pot dinner that attempts to use up whatever winter vegetables I have lingering about.

Spicy Cauliflower with Sesame

Spicy Cauliflower with Sesame

Cauliflower tastes great like this. Imagine a skillet of caramelized onions cooked down with fragrant cumin, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and chiles. Add cauliflower and cook until tender. Vibrant, spicy, sweet earthiness, all on one plate.

Cashew Curry

Cashew Curry

A simple, last-minute curry recipe - curry powder in coconut milk, deeply toasted cashew nuts, a handful of green beans, two handfuls of tiny cauliflower florets, and a bit of tofu for good measure.

Ten Minute Couscous Soup

Ten Minute Couscous Soup

a pot of quick-cooking, beautiful, brothy couscous soup topped with a bit of melted goat cheese and bright broccoli and cauliflower florets. It is all punctuated with a spoonful of finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Chickpea Hot Pot

Chickpea Hot Pot

Not a traditional hotpot recipe, instead...a fast-cooking bulgur cooks in a light orange-juice accented broth. Plenty of chickpeas, tiny cauliflower pieces, onions, and greens add texture and substance to the hearty pot.

Cauliflower Soup with Gorgonzola

Cauliflower Soup with Gorgonzola

From Skye Gyngell's cookbook A Year in my Kitchen this simple, satisfying cauliflower soup recipe is perfect served up with a bit of cold winter weather.

Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn

Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn

Oven-roasted cauliflower florets with breadcrumbs, garlic, red chile pepper, salt and olive oil.

Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta

Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta

This healthy, colorful Sicilian broccoli and cauliflower pasta recipe comes from chef Tracy Bates at The Oxbow School in Napa - the students there love it.

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