I feel like cauliflowers are underrated. But they shouldn’t be! They are so delicious and versatile!
Obviously, if you cover cauliflower in cheese, it’s going to be tasty…
… But there are other awesome ways to eat cauliflower! My personal favorite is to mash up the veggie, just like mashed potatoes.
I first read about this little veggie ‘trick’ in the South Beach Diet book (remember that? Oh man, 2002).
It’s super simple:
Steam a head of cauliflower until soft.
Add some butter (I used Earth Balance), salt, and pepper.
Mash just like you would mash potatoes.
There are fun ways to mix up this basic recipe. You can add the steamed cauliflower to REAL mashed potatoes to lighten them up. You can add softened carrots or parsnips to the mash. You can even mix the mashed cauliflower with an egg and either flour or almond meal, form pancakes, and fry it up like latkes. YUM. That’s my personal favorite. 🙂
What veggie do you believe is highly underrated? How do you prepare it?
Cauliflower is underrated but you definitely don’t have to drench it in cheese for it to taste good. Just a simple roast with olive oil and salt in the oven at 400 for 30-40 minutes changes the taste. You can roast chickpeas at the same time and make a great salad with those ingredients as well. I found an awesome salad recipe in GPaltrow’s newest cook book.
Any cruciferous veggies are underrated. A little more research and open-mindedness would help people realize the taste doesn’t need to be covered up.