What Does Cauliflower Go Well With?
Cauliflower is very versatile and pairs well with a variety of foods because of its neutral flavour.
Produce: apples, asparagus, bell pepper, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, citrus, corn, garlic, lime, lemon, kale, mango, mushrooms, olives, onions, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach, squash, and tomatoes
Herbs & Spices: basil, bay leaf, cardamom, chervil, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garam masala, ginger, marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, saffron, tarragon, thyme, and turmeric
Dairy: yogurt, cream, milk, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, Gruyère cheese, Parmesan cheese, browned butter, and butter
Other: beef, anchovies, pork, tofu, chickpeas, grains, pine nuts, walnuts, seeds, rice, almonds, tahini, and wine
Cauliflower Serving Ideas:
- Top hot cooked cauliflower with melted butter and season with your choice of chives, dill, nutmeg, minced parsley, or lemon juice for a delicious side dish.
- Try roasting it with a drizzle of olive oil and your favourite seasonings. Nuts pair nicely with cauliflower and can be roasted alongside the florets, if desired. Toss together in a bowl before serving.
- Raw cauliflower is delicious on a crudité platter and makes a crunchy addition to seasonal salads.
- Add chopped cooked cauliflower to a quiche, or stir it into scrambled eggs.
- Roast cauliflower and broccoli together, tossed with garam masala and olive oil.
- Cauliflower can be used to create kid-friendly dishes thanks to its ability to take on the flavours and seasonings of a recipe.
- Cut down on the carb content of decadent dishes like pizza and pasta by replacing the flour, grain or glutinous component with cauliflower.
- Bring classic Indian flavours to the table with a cauliflower aloo gobi.