Surprising dinners, dips and desserts that all contain cauliflower
The blandest of Sunday lunch veg has had a makeover and is sneaking into dinners, dips and desserts. Cauli-power!
Proving its versatility once and for all, cauliflower appears in this pizza recipe as the crust. The Lucky Penny blog has both dairy and non-dairy versions, but we love cheese so this is our favourite. It’s delicious – though do wring out the cauli or you get a slightly soggy base (we tried).
Yes, that is a chocolate cake with secret cauli. The veg keeps the cake moist, so no oil needed. It’s also egg-free so you can make a fudgy undercooked version – a genius recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie's blog, dedicated to making healthier desserts. We’re so down with that.
Cauliflower is a big hit with those who follow the paleo plan, as it can replace carbs and grains pretty effectively. In Cook Eat Paleo’s hummus recipe, Lisa Wells blends roasted cauliflower with tahini and garlic instead of chickpeas. So simple and surprisingly delicious.
Rice to meet you
Cauliflower rice is another clever way to help get your five a day without even thinking about it. Jacqueline Meldrum from Tinned Tomatoes has created a lighter take on savoury rice – it even has that authentic yellow colour. We’re planning to make it for lunches to dodge that afternoon carb slump.