To be a true low carb or paleo champion, you need to learn how to be a cauliflower ninja. I'm sure you've been seeing a lot of cauliflower recipes around the internet lately. It sure is a popular healthy alternative to many of our usual ingredients!
If you're curious about all the rave surrounding cauliflowers, try any (or all) of these recipes and become a cauliflower ninja as well.
Is cauliflower keto?
When you begin to live low carb you really need to learn how to be a cauliflower ninja! Those of us in the low carb and keto world, we have known this forever, but did you know how versatile cauliflower is?
And did you know you can replace potatoes, rice and other starchy foods with cauliflower? Even pizza? Just take a look at the nutrition data on rice and cauliflower.
Cauliflower 1 cup serving: 5.3g carbs, 2.5g fibre, 2.4g sugar, Vit A 0.3%, Vit B6 10%, Vit c 77%, calcium 2.2%, iron 2.4%, magnesium 4%
White rice 1 cup cooked : 53.2g carbs, 0.6g fibre, 0.7g sugar, Vit A 0%, Vit B6 15%, Vit C 0%, calcium 0.6%, iron 15%, magnesium 21%
Brown rice 1 cup cooked : 44.8g carbs, 3.5g fibre, 0.7g sugar, Vit A 0%, Vit B6 15%, Vit C 0%, calcium 2%, iron 4.5%, magnesium 21% (% of your daily requirement)
Nutritional values from cronometer.com
Not convinced? Then take a look at these incredible recipes that use cauliflower. Have you leant how to be a cauliflower ninja yet?
The ultimate cauliflower rice is the first recipe most readers try out when going low carb. It's easy and a great staple in our house.
Cauliflower Pizza by Ditch the Carbs - If you love pizza, but are looking to eat healthier, here's a tasty alternative for you! This Cauliflower Pizza is as delicious as your regular pizza. I can pinky swear that!
Mashed Cauliflower by Ditch the Carbs - This is the biggest staple in low carb cooking as it makes a fluffy, light and tasty bunch!
Low Carb Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash by Ditch the Carbs - This low carb Shepherd's Pie is a great winter dish. It's quick to make too, requiring just 20 minutes of preparation.
Basic Cauliflower Fritters by Low Carb Maven - These low carb cauliflower fritters are easy to make and very versatile: think base, snack, or side. They are perfect topped with sour cream and chives or a poached egg and Hollandaise.
Riced Cauliflower Pilaf by Low Carb Maven - This elegant riced cauliflower pilaf is the perfect accompaniment for almost any meal.
Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding by Low Carb Yum - Have your veggies and dessert at the same time with this cauliflower chocolate pudding!
Cauliflower Mac N Cheese in 4 Minutes by Low Carb Yum - An instant low carb cauliflower mac and cheese recipe that is ready in less than 5 minutes. This quick cauli mac and cheese only requires 3 ingredients!
Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus by I Breathe I'm Hungry - This delicious cauliflower hummus tastes just as good as the real thing and fits into any eating plan - even the Whole 30!
Low Carb Falafel with Tahini Sauce by I Breathe I'm Hungry - Think you can't eat falafel on a low carb diet? Think again! This cauliflower-based faux-falafel will fool even the most die-hard falafel fans!
Loaded Mashed Cheesy Pancetta Cauliflower by Sugar-Free Mom - You'll never miss potatoes again with this loaded dish!
Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole by Sugar-Free Mom - All the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger without a bun!
Cauliflower Poppers by Low-Carb, So Simple! - Bored with those old cauliflower sides? Then give a try to these incredibly tasty 5-ingredient cauliflower poppers and you will be amazed!
Cauliflower Croque Monsieur by All Day I Dream About Food - The French classic sandwich gets a low carb makeover! A grain-free cauliflower crust turns Croque Monsieur into a healthy dinner recipe.
Cauliflower Rice Pilaf by Peace, Low and Low Carb - If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional rice pilaf, this is it. The texture is a bit different, but the flavor is spot on.
Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Mac and Cheese by Peace, Love and Low Carb - Can't give up Mac and Cheese? You don't have to when you go low carb! This dish is a healthy alternative, but delicious nonetheless.
Potato Salad... That Isn't by Healthful Pursuit - Cauliflower is the new faux-tato here.
Cauliflower Chicken Casserole by Drop the Sugar - This amazing recipe is made with riced cauliflower, chicken and cheese. This dish is not just delicious on its own, but ingredients can be easily customised.
Have you discovered how to be a low carb ninja? What is your go-to cauliflower recipe?