Today, we will be exploring the wondrous world that is cauliflower. It’s basically just broccoli that didn’t turn green…
On a more serious note, cauliflower can be used in a number of ways to make things such as burgers, pizza crust and rice. These two recipes both feature cauliflower as the main attraction and are vegetarian alternatives for typical meat entrees.
The first recipe will be for Cauliflower Cheesesteaks. We will be replacing the steak with some roasted cauliflower and I promise you won’t regret it!
The second recipe will be for BBQ Cauliflower. This is more like an alternative to BBQ wings. Feel free to make this with a different sauce such as buffalo!
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Seasonings: cumin, chili powder, cayenne, garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 bell pepper
- Cheese of your choice
- 6 sub rolls
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut: cauliflower into florets, onion into thin slices and pepper into thin slices.
- Drizzle with oil and sprinkle spices over top and then use your hands or tongs to mix and thoroughly coat everything.
- Roast cauliflower for 20-30 minutes. About halfway through, mix everything around to make sure it cooks evenly.
- When the cauliflower is almost done roasting, toast the sub rolls, if desired.
- Place cauliflower, onion and pepper on a toasted roll and then put cheese on top. If you would like, heat this in the oven to get the cheese melted.
I was a BIG fan of this recipe! My only comment is this: if you do not like regular cheesesteaks with peppers and onions on them, then you probably won’t like this. In my opinion, the peppers/onion are what give this a lot of its flavor and when you remove them from it the dish is bland.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 c flour
- 1 c water
- BBQ sauce of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut the cauliflower into florets.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the flour and water.
- Coat each floret in the batter and then shake excess batter off before placing on a baking sheet.
- Bake the cauliflower for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and coat with BBQ. Cook for 5 minutes, flip the cauliflower and then coat/cook again.
Even though this recipe is already simple, you can honestly make it even simpler. If you would like, just skip the whole batter portion and just coat the cauliflower with BBQ and bake it! Using the batter gives it a slightly crunchy outer shell, but those steps can be skipped if desired.
What are some fun ways you have used cauliflower? Let me know in the comments below!