Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cauliflower Gets Respect

When I looked up the Vegetarian Times recipe to make Roasted Cauliflower in Lemon-Tahini Sauce this past weekend, I saw this comment, "We make this recipe all the time. A great way to fix a less than exciting vegetable."

"What??? How is cauliflower not exciting?" I wondered. It's fabulous roasted with a bit of olive oil and some sea salt, it's great breaded, it's good in curries, and it can be used to make a yummy reduced-fat hummus.

I think cauliflower is pretty exciting, but for those who feel ho-hum about cauliflower, here's a reason to eat more: The January 2012 issue of Shape Magazine reports, "...a recent Dutch study revealed that people who ate the most white-fleshed fruits and veggies--roughly two to four servings a day--were 52 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who consumed the least. Researchers believe pale produce's fiber and flavonol antioxidants, such as quercetin, may help keep cholesterol and blood pressure levels in check."


  1. I love cauliflower! It really is much maligned, I think. my boyfriend's argument is that it needs other things to make it tasty and it isn't good enough on its own and that it's....white, hence boring. But so much food is like that - playing off other things.
    I'm glad you appreciate it too!

  2. My husband and I both LOVE cauliflower! I actually enjoy it just plain. Sometimes I sprinkle a bit of curry over it, which is absolutely delicious as well. I know people who always say "Well, cauliflower is so boring!", and they don't eat it too often. Glad to hear you enjoy it as well, too! :)