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Meatless Monday: 5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

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Meatless Monday: 5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

Good old fashioned cauliflower has seen something of a renaissance in recipes for cauliflower in the last year, and it's not hard to understand why.

This is a brassica that boasts plenty of potential in the kitchen, from working as a strong support act in tasty side dishes to taking the spotlight at the main course.

Cauliflowers are also wonderfully versatile, being pale, they easily take on extra colour, whether roasted or fried or doused in spices, and they also lend themselves to working well with strong flavours in dishes around the world.

Recipes for cauliflower are equally varied from making carb free rice from the curds, to salads, curries and comforting bakes.

Here are some of our favourites that will make you fall in love with this proud vegetable all over again.

Cauliflower Bake

A classic favourite. This is comfort food at its finest where cauliflower is baked to perfection inside a cheesy bechamel sauce.

Fried Cauliflower with Saffron

This Indian inspired side dish imparts wonderful golden colour to the cauliflower from the saffron and packs a spicy punch.

Cauliflower Potato Salad

Looking for a potato salad with a difference? Try making this spicy version with cauliflower, cumin, coriander seeds and curry powder topped off with crunchy flaked almonds.

Gobi Matar

Cook this very easy Indian dish in less than 10 minutes for a show stopping side.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Substitute grains in a carb free diet for this wonderful alternative - cauliflower rice, or couscous. It's simple to make, cheap and delicious!

Photo: Liz West/Flickr

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