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37 cauliflower recipes to revolutionize any meal


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If you’ve been wanting to step up your cauliflower game but need some step-by-step guidance, here’s your chance. From finally mastering cauli-pizza crust to using it to make gooey grilled cheese, mashed “potatoes,” scrambled “eggs,” and over 30 other meals, bookmark this page and let it be your cheat sheet for whatever you’re in the mood for.

Not only is cauliflower an anti-inflammatory, but it’s been known to boost brain health (thanks to all the vitamin B), and has protein, fiber, potassium, and magnesium—and that’s not even a complete list of all its nutrients and health benefits. Here, check out some of the best ways you can enjoy cauliflower for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and yes, even dessert. Get ready to add a head to your grocery cart.

Keep reading for 37 ways to cook up cauliflower.

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Breakfast

1. Paleo Cauliflower and Spinach Breakfast Bread
Two superfoods combine forces to create one savory, breakfast bread.

2. Cauliflower Scramble
Cauliflowers replace eggs in this recipe, making it 100 percent vegan.

3. Cauliflower Pancakes
These are definitely not your mom’s Sunday morning pancakes—but that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious. Mozzarella, garlic, and pepper make them savory, not sweet.

4. Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast doesn’t just have to be leftovers.

5. Everything Bagel” Cauliflower Rolls
A healthier take on the New York classic. (Besides the cauliflower, the Himalayan sea salt is key.)

6. Savory Cheese Chive Cauliflower Waffles
It’s like your favorite Southern brunch spot borrowed a recipe from a vegetarian cafe and now the world is a little bit more delicious.

7. Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins
Add a little spice to your morning all week by making a batch on #SundayMealPrepDay and Ziplocking them in the freezer. It won’t take long to heat them up!

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Lunch

8. Gluten-Free No-Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese, hold the mac.

9. Cauliflower Couscous with Leeks and Sundried Tomatoes
Pulse in a food processor until cauliflower is finely chopped to resemble couscous. Hello, new go-to weeknight meal.

10. Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad
This salad will legit fill you up and is loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a refreshing lemon and olive oil vinaigrette. No #saddesksalad here!

11. Garlic Red Pepper Cauliflower Hummus
Just when you thought hummus couldn’t get any better cauliflower, goes and changes the game. Boom.

12. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls
Who needs Chipotle when you have a kale pico de gallo with superfood wow-factor?

13. Mexican Cauliflower Steak Sandwich
There’s a new type of veggie burger in town, and it has some kick.

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Dinner

14. Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri
Meat eaters aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a steak dinner. This one is served up with a delicious chimichurri and garlic-herb sauce.

15. Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza
The cauliflower crust part of this recipe works no matter what toppings you like, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

16. Asian Fried Cauliflower Rice
This Paleo recipe is an easy stand-in for greasy fried rice.

17. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower serves as a healthy (and delicious) substitute for your favorite creamy side.

18. Cauliflower Sushi Roll
The cauliflower rice will totally fool your friends into thinking it’s the regular old brown rice they’re used to. Now, wow then with all that nutrient density facts!

19. Cauliflower Rice Vegetable Paella
Cauli rice strikes again—this time spiced up with paprika, saffron, and cayenne pepper for a little oomph.

20. Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Everyone will be Instagramming this show-stopping dinnertime centerpiece.

21. Cauliflower Tortillas
Tortillas don’t exactly have a reputation for being healthy—until now. (Seriously, is there anything cauliflowers can’t do?)

22. Cauliflower Marsala
If you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian meal but want to keep it vegetarian, this pick just saved your dinnertime.

23. Paleo Chicken Fingers with Cauliflower Bread Crumbs
A sneaky way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies.

24. Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Garlic and onion give this sauce an awesome punch of flavor.

25. Cauliflower Crust Hamburgers
Using cauliflower for buns ups the fiber factor in your meal. Besides, leaf buns can’t be used all the time.

26. Cauliflower Risotto
This one is pure comfort food, yet feels lighter than traditional risotto has. So, seconds?

27. Cauliflower Picatta
Lemon and capers give this dish a Mediterranean vibe, and the cauliflower balances out the tart flavors perfectly.

28. Kung Pao Cauliflower
This Chinese favorite is transformed into a healthier version, with the cauliflower serving as the protein in place of chicken—nope, it’s not the rice this time!

29. Indian Spiced Mashed Cauliflower
You didn’t think a spicy Indian dish would be left off this list did you? This one is topped with mustard seed and turmeric. Hungry yet?

30. Paleo Cauliflower Lasagna
This one will impress even your most healthy-minded friends. The cauliflower is used to make lasagna noodles. You are officially at expert-level cauli cooking now.

31. Red Lentil Cauliflower Burgers
These burger patties are baked and gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free. In other words, no matter what diet your friends are on, they can eat these right off the grill at your next cookout.

32. Teriyaki Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, avocado, edamame…So many nutrients all in the same bowl.

33. Cauliflower Cake
Cauliflower cake is good enough to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

34. Paleo Crab Cakes
The genius tip here: Swap out the bread crumbs for cauliflower!

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Dessert

35. Cauliflower Crust Dessert Pizza
Combined with rolled oats, cauliflower makes the perfect dessert crust.

36. Cauliflower Brownies
Chocolate and cauliflower make a surprisingly delicious pair.

37. Cauliflower Oatmeal Cookies
Is cauliflower, er, flower the next coconut flower? This recipe might be on to something…

Now that you have cauliflower covered, are you ready to break out of your avocado toast rut? Here are three easy avocado recipes that don’t involve toast. And if it’s more brainfood you’re after, these foods will literally grow you new brain cells—yes, seriously