Cauliflower is underestimated and often ignored. With advocates and many diets calling to “ignore the white stuff” such as white flours and refined white sugar and to instead eat primarily bright-colored vegetables such as kale, carrots, and broccoli, perhaps cauliflower has been avoided simply because of its color. But cauliflower is incredibly good for you (hello Vitamin C!), and incredibly versatile: it’s great steamed, roasted, and sauteed, to name a few. But what else makes it awesome?
1. You can make pizza with it. We’re not talking about a pizza topping here. You can make pizza crust with it. You may have heard of this already, but if you haven’t tried it yet, you need too. And while you may have to eat it with a fork, that’s no big deal when pizza becomes guiltless, right?
2. You can make Alfredo sauce with it. Love your brown rice pasta but really wish there was an Alfredo sauce without all the cheese, cream, and added calories? Use cauliflower! Here’s a good recipe.
3. You can replace mashed potatoes with it. Try a cauliflower mash instead of white potatoes. Cauliflower “mashed” potatoes have a similar consistency to that of regular mashed potatoes, but with added benefits including vitamin C, and depending on the color, other benefits including beta-cerotene (found in the orange cauliflower), which converts to vitamin A in our body, helping our skin, eyes, and immune system. (Don’t want to skip the potatoes just yet? Mix the cauliflower into them for a twist on comfort food.)