Cauliflower is not the first vegetable I think of when I go food shopping or wondering what to cook for dinner. But I am inspired by One Green Planet’s list of 10 cauliflower recipes.
My taste is pretty purist. I prefer to cook with ingredients I would ordinarily have in the house. So some on this list don’t appeal to me automatically but may to you so please check them out.
CAULIFLOWER BEAN BURGER
My neighbor Lisa B. who is studying to be a vegan chef made the cauliflower bean burger (but not the slaw; we’re saving that for another time) and it is one of the best veggie burgers I have had in a long while. And I am pretty darn fussy.
We put this burger on some toasted buns and dressed it with traditional condiments. That’s it in the featured image up top. Oh. My. Yes! I believe this just may become a staple recipe for me.
• Get the recipe here: Cauliflower Bean Burger With Horseradish Slaw
STICKY CHIPOTLE CAULIFLOWER WINGS
By Rachel Hanawalt
Now — in my humble opinion — this is the genius idea on the list. Must add this to my Super Bowl Vegan Party List.
Rachel, you should be awarded a medal or something. Vegans — be ready to rock your taste buds!
FOR THE BAKED CAULIFLOWER:
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
FOR THE CHIPOTLE SAUCE:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
Preheat oven to 450º F.
1. Cut up cauliflower into bite-sized pieces then blanch them. Do this by adding them to a pot of cold water. Over high heat bring the water up to a boil and then immediately drain the cauliflower and run them under very cold water. If your tap water doesn’t get painfully cold, place the hot cauliflower into a large bowl of ice water. Once cooled, place your cauliflower onto an absorbent paper towel or dish towel to dry.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together flour, water, and oil and then toss the cauliflower into the bowl until all of the pieces are coated. Place the cauliflower onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 450º F for 18-20 minutes, or until the batter begins to turn golden brown.
3. While the cauliflower is baking, combine all of the sticky chipotle sauce ingredients, except for the apple cider vinegar, together in a saucepan. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat and then simmer for 1 minute while stirring frequently. Then remove from the heat and mix in the apple cider vinegar. Set aside until the cauliflower is done baking.
4. Once the cauliflower is done, keep it on the parchment-lined cookie sheet, coat it in the sticky chipotle sauce, and then place it back into the oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce is hot, bubbling, and sticky. Serve immediately.
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We are shopping for mangoes and Medjool dates and making these this weekend. Don’t know about the Himalayan salt (smile). This recipe is raw too. Wow. Find more scrumptious treats by Hana Mendes at http://nirvanacakery.com/.
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