We'll show you all you need to know about how to cook cauliflower. Learn how to shop for and prep your veggie, cooking techniques, and flavoring ideas too!
Welcome to our tutorial on cauliflower.
Personally, I didn't try cauliflower until I was in my 20's because I was a little afraid of it! (I was a very picky eater before I went vegetarian and discovered the wonderful veggies our beautiful Earth has to offer.)
Cauliflower has a unique flavor that is very comforting, and it is really easy to cook up. You can even eat it raw.
Below you'll find lots of advice for how to make this veggie in the most delectable way. Why? Because the cooking techniques and flavorings are chosen by you -- simply match the flavors with your unique taste buds and with what you have in your cupboard.
Let's get started...
Here's what you'll discover below:
This is one of those times when size DOESN'T matter, so don't worry about how big the head is. ;)
Simply see if you can find cauliflower that has many crisp leaves covering up the veggie -- the leaves offer better protection and it will be fresher.
Look for cauliflower that is white or creamy, and which feels heavy and firm. Avoid those that have dark spots or look dull and sad. And if you see any flowers growing out of them? Next!
Be on the lookout for purple and green cauliflower too as these are delicious and fun varieties to play with.
Fill a bowl (or a Salad Spinner) with clean, filtered water. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of lemon juice, or any other edible acid, such as vinegar which will help to clean your veggie more thoroughly (p.s. don't skip this step -- it's very important).
Remove outer leaves and discard, if not using. Using a knife, carefully cut florets from the hard, woody stem and soak in prepared water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes or so. Rinse.
Your veggie is now ready to be used in your unique and totally personalized cauliflower recipe.
Here are the cooking techniques we use and recommend for cauliflower.
Click the one you'd like to learn more about for complete cooking instructions.
Create your very own cauliflower recipe with some of your favorite ingredients from this list of foods that match perfectly.
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