Foods by Color: Cauliflower

Cauliflower Image from Etsy

Hate it or love it, Cauliflower is a versatile and healthy vegetable lends itself well in soups, pastas or simply steamed as a side or with homemade cheese dip.   There are plenty of health benefits from cauliflower, so if you aren’t eating it already, I suggest you try adding some cauliflower to your diet!

Health Benefits

As a member of the brassica or cabbage family, cauliflower contains indoles that make it a potent cancer fighter.  The sulforaphane found in cauliflower also helps fight cancer by entering the bloodstream and turbocharging the body’s antioxidant defense systems.  One cup of cauliflower contains 3 g or fiber, over 50 mg of vitamin C, 176mg of potassium, and 55 mcg of folate.

In Season & Storage

Cauliflower is available all year but is peak season is the fall.  When picking out your cauliflower, look for a clean, creamy white and compact head with tight bud clusters. Cauliflower heads surrounded and protected by many thick green leaves will stay fresher longer.

Cauliflower can stay good for up to five days stored in your crisper or in a loosely sealed, dry plastic bag.

Cauliflower Recipe Round-Up
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Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos from Vegan Latina

roasted cauliflower soup {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta from Love and Lemons

White lasagna with roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower {cauliflower recipe round-up}

White Lasagna with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower from Foodtastic Mom

Featured in Rainbow Delicious Winter 2013 Week 9 Meal Plan

Cauliflower crust garlic bread {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks from An Edible Mosaic

Roasted Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Gratin 500 7221

Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Gratin from Closet Cooking

roasted cauliflower and leek soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup from Love and Lemons

Cauliflower pizza crust {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Cauliflower Pizza Crust from The Lucky Penny

cauliflower soup {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Cauliflower Soup from The Pioneer Woman

Also featured in the Rainbow Delicious Winter 2013 Week 1 Meal Plan

cauliflower chickpea coconut curry {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Cauliflower and Chickpea Coconut Curry from Oh My Veggies

cauliflower, parsley and breadcrumb pasta {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Roasted Cauliflower, Parsley and Breadcrumb Pasta from Martha Stewart

Creamy mashed cauliflower {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower from Cookie Monster Cooking

cheesy cauliflower soup

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup from Pink Parsley

Mashed Cauliflower and Cheese gratin {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Mashed Cauliflower and Cheese Gratin from Cooking Bride

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites {cauliflower recipe round-up}

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites from Doughing Rogue

What are some of your favorite ways to eat cauliflower?

{Sources: 150 Healthiesst Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden Photo Source: Boo25 on Etsy}

Comments

  1. Ooh, these recipes look so good! I have started added cauliflower to our mashed potatoes. The kids know I do it, and they can’t taste the difference.

    • That is so great that your kids can’t taste the difference, I think I should try that trick on my family soon, thanks for the tip!

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