Crunchy, white, and packed with vitamin C, we love cauliflower for its potential cancer-fighting properties and–of course–its taste. When roasted, it’s great for tossing into bowls, curries, and soups. Serve raw with dip or add to a salad. It’s also diverse enough to be included as a creamy addition to alfredo sauce, the base of a pizza crust, and can even be made into bite-size tots or “biscuits.” Here’s a few recipes to start you off cooking with the ever versatile vegetable.
Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan
Far from its overcooked cafeteria-line incarnation, cauliflower takes well to sophisticated flavors and roasts wonderfully. The high heat of this recipe makes cooking fast, but is also necessary for the pretty and tasty browning of the cauliflower's surface. If you want a crunchier texture, add a tablespoon or two of panko at the end with the Parmesan and lemon.