What Are Some Healthy Cauliflower Recipes?


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Some healthy cauliflower recipes include cauliflower caviar with frizzled prosciutto, fall vegetable curry, baked Italian-style cauliflower, and roasted cauliflower, chickpeas and olives. Some other healthy recipes are mahi mahi with cauliflower, Sicilian cauliflower pasta and shepherd's pie.

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What Are Some Healthy Cauliflower Recipes?
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To make Sicilian cauliflower pasta, cook pasta according to package instructions, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid, and grate 1/2 head of cauliflower. Place the grated cauliflower along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet, and heat to medium-high. Add 1 finely chopped garlic clove, 1 pinch of red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of golden raisins, and cook for four minutes. Add the drained pasta and 1/2 cup of reserved cooking liquid to the cauliflower mixture along with 1 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese. Toss everything well, and serve sprinkled with more grated cheese and salt.

Make baked Italian-style cauliflower by sautéing 1 cup of chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil at medium-high heat for four minutes and adding 4 minced garlic cloves. After less than a minutes, add 6 ounces of lean ground sirloin, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. After the meat browns, add 1 1/2 cups of lower-sodium marinara sauce and 2 ounces of chopped and pitted kalamata olives. Steam 1 1/2 pounds of cauliflower cut into florets, place them in a baking dish, and then stir in the meat and sauce mixture. Top the cauliflower with 1 ounce of breadcrumbs mixed with 1/4 cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese, and broil everything for four minutes.

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