Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 2:39 pm
The best time to buy fresh produce is when it is in season. That’s the time you will find it at the lowest price of the entire year. Of course, once you buy the produce, you are going to need some great recipes to use it in. Cauliflower is in season during the month of April. Try some of these recipes that feature cauliflower!
Aimee’s Mashed Cauliflower ‘Potatoes’
Allrecipes.com has a great recipe that turns cauliflower into something that resembles mashed potatoes. It’s a healthier version of a comfort food and includes a lot less carbs.
You will need: 1 pound cauliflower florets, some mashed potato flakes, some low-fat milk, margarine, salt, pepper, and some shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. Steam the cauliflower florets until they are tender. After that, put them into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mash them. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, sprinkle it with Cheddar cheese, and bake until the cheese melts.
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Eating Well has a simple recipe that features cauliflower. Roasted cauliflower can make a nice, healthy, side dish.
You will need: 8 cups of 1-inch-thick slices cauliflower florets, extra-virgin olive oil, dried marjoram, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, and 1/2 cup of finely shredded Parmesan cheese.
Toss the cauliflower with the oil, marjoram, salt, and pepper in a big bowl. Put the florets on a baking sheet. Roast them for 15 to 20 minutes at 450 degrees F. Add the cheese, and roast them a little more until the cheese melts.
Food.com has a tasty recipe that turns fresh cauliflower into fried cauliflower fritters. It could be side dish or a main dish with other vegetables added.
You will need 2 pounds of fresh cauliflower that has been broken into 1 inch (to 1 and a half inch) pieces. You will also need 3 eggs (lightly beaten) minced garlic, minced onions, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, flour, baking powder, paprika, salt, pepper, fresh parsley, and oil.
Cook the cauliflower until it is soft enough to mash with a fork. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Heat the oil and drop batches of the cauliflower mixture into it. Flip it over. Remove it and place each fritter on a paper towel. The recipe suggests that you serve it with sour cream.