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Healthy Cauliflower Recipes for Dinner Tonight
Wellness
Published Monday Oct 01, 2018 by Erica Fowler

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes for Dinner Tonight

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Wondering what the hype with cauliflower is all about? High in fiber and a good source of antioxidants, this trendy veggie is so much more than just a side dish. Whether you grate it, grill it, roast it, steam it, or eat it like rice, here are some plant-based recipes for the cauliflower lover in all of us. 

 

Cauliflower Spicy Wings

Smokey and Spicy Cauliflower Wings
 

Ingredients:

- 3 tablespoon of gluten-free flour
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of tahini
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon of chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Dash of pink salt and pepper
- Dash of hot sauce
Homemade vegan parmesan
- 3 tablespoons of warm water
- 1 head of cauliflower
 

Directions:

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash cauliflower and cut away the green leaves.
- Dice the cauliflower into floret chunks for the ‘wings”.
- In a mixing bowl add the tahini, maple syrup, GF flour, olive oil, salt and pepper, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, and a bit of warm water, dash of hot sauce.
- Stir into a thick paste.
- Take the cauliflower florets and roll them into the mixture until they are fully coated and line them on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
- Once tender, take out of the oven and serve on a dish garnished with kale or parsley and a dust of homemade parmesan and enjoy!
 

Cauliflower Rice Curry
Anti-inflammatory Healing Cauliflower Rice Curry 

 

Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 diced up onion
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- 1 Anaheim pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of pink salt
- Dash of pepper
- ¼ cup of canned coconut milk
- 1 inch of minced ginger root
- 2-3 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon of yellow mustard powder
- ¼ teaspoon of coconut sugar
- 3 limes
- 1 head of cauliflower
 

Directions:

- Wash and cut green leaves off of the cauliflower.
- Place pieces of the cauliflower in the food processor and pulse until it becomes cauliflower rice.
- In a warm skillet place coconut oil and diced onion.
- Stir until fragrant.
- Mix in turmeric and add minced garlic and ginger and stir.
- Add pink salt and pepper and stir for about one minute.
- Add in diced Anaheim pepper and mix until it becomes tender.
- Add coconut milk, curry, garlic powder, coconut sugar, and yellow mustard powder.
- Mix until cooked to desired consistency, taste and adjust seasoning (more salt, pepper, garlic, etc.) squeeze of lime.
- Enjoy with warm pita bread!

 

Cauliflower pizza crust
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Mini Pizzas)

 

Ingredients:

- ¼ teaspoon of pink salt
- 3 tablespoons of vegan parmesan
- Flax egg (1 tablespoon of flax meal and 4 tablespoons of water)
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped basil plus more for topping
- Homemade basil pesto or jar of marinara sauce
- Sliced red bell pepper
- Sliced mushrooms
- Sliced red onion
- Cherry tomatoes
- Olives
- 1 head of cauliflower

 

Directions:

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash and cut green leaves off of the cauliflower.
- Place pieces of the cauliflower in the food processor and pulse until it becomes cauliflower rice.
- Bring a pot to boil and add cauliflower rice and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Combine ingredients for your flax egg and set aside for five or so minutes to thicken.
- Remove from heat and use a fine strainer to strain the rice and let cool.
- Once cool, take a nut milk bag and strain all the water out of the rice (an important step to get it as dry as possible).
- While the cauliflower rice is cooking, warm a skillet and add sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté them enough to be cooked since they won’t be in the oven long.
- Once the cauliflower is dry, place in a large mixing bowl and add in salt, vegan parmesan, flax egg, arrowroot flour, chopped basil, and dried oregano. Mix all ingredients into a dough.
- Line parchment paper on a baking sheet and sprinkle gluten-free flour on the paper to avoid dough sticking.
- Take a section of the dough and flatten it into a circle shape and line it on the baking tray, continue making little pizzas until you are out of dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 or so minutes and then flip the mini pizza crusts over and bake another 10 or so until firmer.
- Add a light spread of marinara sauce, or homemade pesto, and veggies, vegan parmesan cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, and rebake for another 10 minutes.
- Take out and top with fresh basil–enjoy!

 

Cauliflower Alfredo
Cauliflower Alfredo

 

Ingredients:

- ½ tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil
- 3 cloves of minced garlic
- ½ a yellow onion
- ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- ¼ cup of nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- Pink salt and pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Parsley diced
- Fettuccine noodles
- 1 head of cauliflower


Directions:

- Bring a pot to boil and add in chopped cauliflower florets (7-10 minutes until tender). Drain water.
- Bring another pot to boil and begin cooking the noodles for the dish.
- In a medium heated saucepan, add olive oil and the diced yellow onion, sauté until fragrant.
- Add minced garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes until fragrant (without burning).
- Add cauliflower florets, onions and garlic, nut milk, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper all to a blender and blend until creamy. Taste and adjust flavor as necessary.
- Top over cooked noodles with minced parsley!

Erica Fowler
Written by
Erica Fowler
Contributor | Holistic Nutritionist
About the author
With a heart-filled passion for holistic living and people, Erica spends most her time in Southern California along the salty coast when she’s not traveling. Focused on helping her clients find a natural balance, Erica encourages them to thrive through delicious, simple recipes and healthy habits.