Cauliflower is the cool veggie on the block. What used to be served strictly on crudité platters, is now turning up in all the hippest dishes around. Pizza, fried rice, buffalo ‘wings’—it would seem that no recipe is immune to cauliflower’s charms.
And that’s not surprising: Cauliflower has an excellent mild flavor that pairs well with so many other ingredients. Plus, its sturdy texture makes it the perfect candidate for low-carb versions of everything from burger buns to bagels. These eight cooking ideas will ensure you always have an excellent low-carb, cauliflower recipe on hand.
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These tots are just as satisfying without potatoes—a little zucchini freshens things up a bit. Eight tots have 16 grams of carbs compared to the 46 grams in one cup of hash browns.
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If you haven’t already eaten your weight in cauliflower rice, get yourself started with this recipe. One cup of cauliflower rice has five grams of carbs compared to the 45 grams in one cup of brown rice. Get the recipe here.
5. Try it out in fritter form.
Cauliflower-Carrot Fritters With Smoky Garlic Aioli from Oh My Veggies
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These fritters are like savory pancakes, and they taste great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The two cups of cauliflower used in this recipe has 10 grams of carbs compared to the 56 grams in two cups of potatoes. Get the recipe here.
Earthy and creamy, this low-carb spin on mashed potatoes is something else. The one head of cauliflower used to make this large pot of mash has 45 grams of carbs compared to the 126 grams in two large potatoes. Get the recipe here.
OK so these aren’t exactly bagels, but a little bit of ‘everything,’ gives them that same alluring flavor. The three cups of riced cauliflower used has 15 grams of carbs compared to the 29 grams in one bagel. Get the recipe here.
By now you’ve probably tried (or at least heard about) cauliflower pizza crust. Try the trend out with this excellent pesto. This crust has 24 grams of carbs compared to the 32 grams in regular pizza dough. Get the recipe here.
—By Audrey Bruno