Cauliflower is a great friend to the fall and winter cook. This relatively mild member of the cabbage family marries well with many different ingredients and is just as tasty raw as cooked. Here are just a handful of our favorite cauliflower recipes to prepare this healthy, low-calorie crucifer so that it takes on loads of flavor perfect for Meatless Monday.
Our first choice is a burrito bowl featuring low-calorie, low-carb cauliflower rice, flavored with salsa, cilantro, lime juice, and spices. On top of this already aromatic base, serve up homemade guacamole and sautéed peppers and onions. The colorful dish is filled with plant-based protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals -- and to make it even better, it only takes 30 minutes to make.
Give popcorn chicken a break and give this popcorn cauliflower a try instead. This gluten-free option is much healthier than the original -- a combo of spices, nutritional yeast, and a bit of time in a hot oven make this spicy buffalo popcorn cauliflower recipe our new favorite "junk food" treat.
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Falafel burgers are super tasty, but they can also be a little bit heavy, but this version, which mixes the chickpeas with cauliflower, is quite a bit lighter. These burgers are not only vegan and gluten-free, they're also rich in vegan protein thanks to the quinoa and chickpeas, and full of herbaceous flavor with green onion, cilantro, parsley, garlic, and cumin. Serve them with your favorite burger fixings or with tahini and tatziki for a more Mediterranean flavor.
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This cauliflower cheese is one of our Meatless Monday standbys because it can be used in so many ways! On baked potatoes, pasta, rice, or with chips as a dip, this cheese is the perfect addition to pretty much any vegan meal. It's also much lower in fat than other vegan cheeses like cashew cheese, making it a good choice for a lighter Meatless Monday meal.
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