Eat Seasonably in March & April: How to Cook with Cauliflower

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Winter is a time for the resilient vegetable, making March and April is the perfect time to harvest the winter cauliflower. 100g of cooked cauliflower contains only 25 calories which means it’s a healthier alternative to the staple stodge of a potato. As well as being lighter on the calories it has some great health benefits. We’ve taken a look at its benefits and invited some of our favourite bloggers to share their best cauliflower recipes…

One portion of cauliflower contains:

  • 80% of your daily vitamin C requirements.
  • 10% of your vitamin B-6.
  • Almost 10% of your dietary fibre.
  • Several cancer preventing chemicals such as sulforaphane.
  • 10% of your vitamin K, which helps the body promote a healthy heart and with essential blood clotting.

In the same family as last month’s featured seasonal vegetable kale, cauliflower is often a misunderstood vegetable. It has connotations with pungent overcooked Sunday lunches and dull evening dinners but it really is a super and versatile vegetable. It does certainly still have its place on a classic roast but it can be used for so much else and fortunately it is also gaining popularity, especially in Paleo-friendly recipes. It can be boiled, steamed, roasted, fried and any other number of cooking methods, it can even be in a dessert!

Cauliflower Collage

1) A zingy vegetarian twist on a Chinese favourite,

Baked Salt and Pepper Cauliflower Bites by

My Fussy Eater

2) A hearty winter warmer,

Winter Vegetable Soup

by Andy’s Kitchen

3) A refreshing mezze dish,

Cauliflower Tabouli

by Searching for Spice

4) An alternative to pizza,

Cauliflower Garlic Bread

by Sugar Pink Food

5) Ditch the meat this Sunday,

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

by Ditch The Carbs

6) A vegan version of an old classic,

Shepherdess Pie with Creamy Cauliflower Mash

by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

7) A quick and easy dinner full of goodness,

Cauliflower and Spinach Pasta Bake

by Frugal Queen

8) A light and healthy Thai inspired vegetable curry,

Roasted Cauliflower Curry

by the Kitchen Shed

9) A crunchy Indian lunch or snack with some tasty seasonal vegetables,

Kale and Cauliflower Samosas

by Bangers and Mash

10) Using it in a dessert,

Cauliflower and Banana Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Icing

by Veggie Desserts

What are you cooking with cauliflower this season? Share your ideas on our Twitter!

 

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