Roast it, rice it, burger it, or turn it into soup—cauliflower is the true renaissance vegetable.
From cool, creamy curried cauliflower soups to crispy, garlic butter-drenched breadsticks that beg for a dip in marinara sauce, here are 37 ways to eat cauliflower breakfast, lunch, dinner and for snacks.
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Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower
Served alongside your protein of choice, this cauliflower makes for a quick, healthy side dish that’s chock-full of anti-inflammatory, gut-healing turmeric and sustaining cauliflower.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower
Cauliflower rice is a Paleo and clean-eating staple—and it’s so easy to make at home, there’s no reason to buy it pre-riced at the store.
Recipe: Gimme Delicious Food |
Cauliflower Hemp Breadsticks
Crispy and garlic butter-drenched, these breadsticks deserve a dip in marinara sauce before heading straight to your mouth.
Recipe: Wholesome Yum | Cauliflower Hemp Breadsticks
Easy Cauliflower Turmeric Burgers
Whip up this cauliflower-based take on a veggie burger for an easy meal that’s both Paleo and vegan-friendly.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Cauliflower Turmeric Burgers
Everyone needs a good Paleo tortilla—this cauliflower-based recipe produces a sturdy tortilla perfect for tacos.
Recipe: Slim Palate | Cauliflower Tortillas
Replace the heaviness of mashed potatoes with this lighter, but still creamy and indulgent, cauliflower mash.
Recipe: Kitchen of Eatin’ | Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup
A super simple, creamy and nutritious soup to warm your bowl on a cold night.
Recipe: Hold the Grain | Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup
Shrimp “Fried Rice”
Skip the takeout for this ultra-quick, pan-fried cauliflower rice that’s been doused with coconut aminos (a soy sauce alternative) and grouped with fresh veggies and shrimp.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Shrimp “Fried Rice”
Healthier Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
All you need for this creamy, rich Alfredo sauce is a big bowl of zoodles or cooked butternut squash.
Recipe: Leelalicious | Healthier Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
Brightly colored from the warmth of curry powder, all this soup asks for is a fridge full of veggies and an abundant spice cabinet.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
Golden Cauliflower Turmeric Flatbread
Need a healthful sandwich bread? Packed full of fiber, vitamin C and anti-inflammatory ingredients, this is the only flatbread recipe you’ll ever need.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Cauliflower Turmeric Flatbread
Cauliflower Hash with Poached Eggs
Cauliflower, red onion and thyme make a super simple breakfast hash, made even richer by the silky poached eggs it accompanies.
Recipe: Spinach Tiger | Cauliflower Hash with Poached Eggs
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
All the flavors you love in a buffalo wing (with none of the unhealthy additives) packed into one powerfully pungent cauliflower bite.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Try orange cauliflower for an even closer approximation of Mexican rice (though white cauliflower works just as well).
Recipe: Fashionable Foods | Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Bacon Biscuits
These bacon-packed biscuits are chewy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Bacon Biscuits
Avocado Cauliflower Rice
A cross between cauliflower rice and guacamole, this side dish is creamy and spicy.
Recipe: Eat the Gains | Avocado Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Hamburger Casserole
We can’t think of a better use for cauliflower than in a creamy, crunchy and crackly-topped hamburger casserole.
Recipe: Grass Fed Girl | Cauliflower Hamburger Casserole
Buttery Cauliflower Hummus
When you find yourself craving the original legume-laden hummus, try this buttery cauliflower version instead.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Buttery Cauliflower Hummus
Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Low-carb and totally customizable, this recipe is a treat both kids and adults can get behind.
Recipe: Wicked Spatula | Cauliflower Pizza Bites
Hot Pepper Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Cauliflower rice is the ultimate exercise in variety; it works well here in a spicy rice pilaf.
Recipe: My Life Cookbook | Hot Pepper Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Healthy Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese”
A big bowl of comfort gets a healthy makeover in this creamy, cheesy cauliflower dish.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Healthy Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese”
Cauliflower Bread Buns
Have the ultimate Paleo burger night with these sturdy, tasty cauliflower bread buns.
Recipe: Kirbie’s Cravings | Cauliflower Bread Buns
Easy Cauliflower Tater Tots
These cauliflower tots please kids, picky non-Paleo dieters and Paleo dieters alike.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Cauliflower Tater Tots
Paleo Shepherd’s Pie
Hearty and rich, this shepherd’s pie uses cauliflower in place of mashed potato and is packed with nutrient-rich vegetables.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Shepherd’s Pie
Cauliflower Dirty Rice with Andouille Sausage
It’s hard to believe, but this starchy, hearty dish has no grains. Bonus: Unlike rice, it reheats well days later as leftovers.
Recipe: Always Order Dessert | Cauliflower Dirty Rice with Andouille Sausage
Creamy Cauliflower Dip
With a texture akin to hummus, this super-creamy cauliflower dip gets its color and flavor from anti-inflammatory turmeric.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Cauliflower Dip
Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cauliflower and flax form the base of this uber-simple crispy pizza crust recipe, best topped with fresh tomato sauce, basil, and your favorite veggies and meats.
Recipe: Grass Fed Girl | Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Rather than carb-laden, unhealthy pieces of day-old bread, this recipe subs in hearty flakes of cauliflower—the perfect vegetable to stand up to all the warm flavors in stuffing.
Recipe: Delish | Cauliflower Stuffing
As the recipe puts it, “It’s like roasted cauliflower, only about 1.4 bazillion times better. That’s no exaggeration.” Be sure to drizzle with tahini.
Recipe: The Endless Meal | Lebanese Cauliflower
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Let the combination of puréed cauliflower, cashews and coconut milk caress your lips with its super-silky mouthfeel.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Curried Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Crispy, chewy veggie burgers made from coarse cauliflower purée and sweet potatoes. Try chilling them before cooking to maintain the veggie burger shape.
Recipe: Feed Me Phoebe | Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Cauliflower Chorizo Hash
A quick and easy, low-carb side dish, this hash gets its kick from well-spiced chorizo.
Recipe: My Life Cookbook | Cauliflower Chorizo Hash
Oven Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Thanks to its inherent heartiness, cauliflower is a great meat substitute. This whole roasted cauliflower gets the same treatment as a hunk of meat in this recipe.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Oven Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Paleo Cauliflower Nachos
Hearty chunks of cauliflower get smothered in a simple salsa, taco beef, and creamy avocado sauce.
Recipe: My PCOS Kitchen | Paleo Cauliflower Nachos
Crispy, crunchy cauliflower fritters get pan-fried for a textured exterior and creamy interior.
Recipe: Sweet as Honey | Cauliflower Fritters
Fresh, brightly-flavored tabouli is a Middle Eastern favorite, and thanks to cauliflower, you can enjoy it guilt-free on the Paleo diet.
Recipe: My Life Cookbook | Cauliflower Tabouli
Mashed Garlic Cauliflower and Meatballs Smothered in Gravy
Creamy, garlicky mashed cauliflower pairs well with gravy-smothered meatballs.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mashed Garlic Cauliflower and Meatballs Smothered in Gravy
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