Today, 12/05/2018, Dr. Oz discusses one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable is surprisingly versatile — and colorful, too. Available in classic white, “cheddar” orange, green, and even purple, cauliflower is a low-calorie and nutritious addition to any meal. Like its cabbage cousin, cauliflower is high in vitamin C, low in sodium, and delicious raw or cooked.
Try these 10 distinctive recipes and preparations, for a new and improved version of cauliflower:
Roast It. Roasting cauliflower gives the veggie a caramelized sweetness and adding garlic powder, kosher salt, parsley leaves, and fresh lemon juice enlivens this simple dish even more.
Bake it. Slice two-inch slabs from a whole head of cauliflower to make the base of your pizza. Roast them in the oven and finish with your favorite toppings like cheese, tomato sauce, fresh herbs, and sliced vegetables and mushrooms.
Grate it. Try it as a substitute for grains. Cook the cauliflower with fresh onion, herbs, and spices and enjoy as a side with salmon, salad, or shrimp.
Marinate it. A twist on the traditional buffalo chicken wing recipe, this vegetarian alternative requires only using the same marinade and preparing like chicken wings.
Blend it. If you don’t like crunchy cauliflower, throw it in the blender! Blending cauliflower florets with water gives you the same consistency as mashed potatoes.
Juice it. Purple cauliflower — which is rich in anthocyanins, the same antioxidants in blueberries — gives this purple lemonade its vibrant color. The secret ingredient makes this drink a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C and folate.
For your next movie or game night at home, toss roasted cauliflower florets with sea salt, cinnamon, and coconut oil for a cauliflower kettle corn treat that can’t be beat.
Sandwich it. Make a cauliflower and grilled cheese sandwich.
Process it. After pulsing cauliflower in a food processor, you’ll get a veggie “rice” that you can fully cook in less than ten minutes.
Mix it up. You might already know to boil cauliflower, but have you thought of blending it after boiling? This technique lets you add flavors like garlic cloves and coconut oil in the mix and is great for a shepherd’s pie or a vegetable casserole.
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