Leafy greens get so much good press that it's easy to let cauliflower lurk in the shadows, shielded by its own leaves. (That's why it's so pale.) But this liltingly sweet cruciferous vegetable is no shrinking violet.
Like its close cousins broccoli and kale, cauliflower boasts plenty of antioxidant, cancer-fighting, and heart-healthy properties.
Plus, it's chock-full of folate -- crucial for women of child-bearing age -- and luteins, which encourage eye and artery health and supple skin. With recipes this simple and delicious, we think you'll agree: Cauliflower deserves its moment in the sun.
Roasted Cauliflower Four Ways
Sharp and Savory
Follow our Roasted Cauliflower recipe, adding paprika along with the salt and pepper. Top finished cauliflower with chopped parsley leaves and sherry vinegar to taste.
Follow our Roasted Cauliflower recipe, adding curry powder along with the salt and pepper. Top finished cauliflower with fresh lemon juice and cilantro leaves.
Salty and Crunchy
Follow our Roasted Cauliflower recipe, adding capers and breadcrumbs tossed with extra-virgin olive oil after flipping cauliflower.
Hot and Sweet
Follow our Roasted Cauliflower recipe, adding cayenne pepper along with the salt and pepper. Top finished cauliflower with toasted pine nuts and fresh lime juice.
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