Cauliflower is like soooooo hot right now. Like cauliflower is the new kale hot. I mean, have you seen what people are doing in the kitchen with this vegetable lately? It’s pretty amazing. From cauliflower mashed potatoes, to cauliflower rice to cauliflower wings, I’ve seen it all. Heck, I’ve made it all. I’ve got so many cauliflower recipes on my blog; one would think I would’ve turned into the vegetable by now.
Why all the sudden hype for this cruciferous vegetable? Does it contain some secret magical superpower? The reason for all the hype, in my opinion, is that it’s an alternative that fits so many different dietary restrictions. Got celiac disease? Substitute cauliflower for wheat and make tortillas. Vegetarian? Douse roasted cauliflower in Buffalo sauce and you’ve got yourself “wings.” Paleo? Puree or pulse cauliflower to make mashed “potatoes” or “rice.” Cauliflower is just so versatile and it fits all types of eating patterns. Plus, it’s flavor-neutral so it will absorb the taste of whatever you pair it with.
Cauliflower may not have superpowers, but it is packed with nutrients. This vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C and folate and a good source of fiber and vitamin K. It’s also rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, which may help reduce the risk of certain cancers, like prostate cancer.
Perhaps the newest cauliflower trend to hit the scene is cauliflower pizza crust, a perfect substitute for those avoiding gluten and for those that just want to add more veggies to their day. In fact, this trend made all the media headlines when Trader Joe’s released their own Cauliflower Pizza Crust. But you don’t need to go all the way to TJ’s to enjoy cauliflower pizza crust – it’s surprisingly easy to make at home. And you can start by trying out the recipe below.
You’re going to love this Savory Wild Blueberry Pizza. It’s got a one-two antioxidant punch thanks to the cauliflower and Wild Blueberries. Plus, it’s super savory with the goat cheese, red onion and arugula, and the Wild Blueberries add just the slightest hint of sweetness. If you’ve never tried fruit on a pizza, this is definitely the pie to start with.