Cauliflower – mashed, baked, roasted or fried, this vegetable appeals to both kids and carb-counters. With so many varieties of preparations, Cauliflower has earned the moniker “kale of 2015.”
When blanched and baked, this veggie has a taste similar to potatoes – a taste kids and adults love. Make a vegetarian’s dream come true with cauliflower steaks for a special diet or healthier option to red meat. Moreover, cauliflower serves as a valid substitute when going gluten free. One quick search of Pinterest reveals Cauliflower used for tacos, pizza crust, “tater” tots, Alfredo sauce, “wings”, “tortillas”, and that’s just naming a few!
Cauliflower has been called “a blank canvas” by celebrity chef Rachel Ray to add infinite spices and flavors. Not only does flavor know no boundaries, but also the exciting colors of cauliflower, like purple and green, make plating this vegetable an attention grabber. Daily News even refers to certain types of cauliflower, such as romanesco as “sci-fi.”
Try Cauliflower Au Gratin baked with Marzetti® Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing for a tender and delicious entrée, or try Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Crunchy Topping (shown) featuring Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing and Marzetti® Regular Cut Garlic & Butter Croutons for a side dish full of tangy flavor.
Aside from all of the ways cauliflower can end up on your plate, try eating it raw! Pairing this crunchy snack with dips like Marzetti® Ranch Veggie Dip makes a light and healthy option welcomed by all.
With endless possibilities, there is a recipe to be enhanced with cauliflower for every customer.