cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower Pizza

Thank goodness for the invention of cauliflower pizza. Seriously. If I ate traditional pizza as often as I eat cauliflower pizza, let's just say my RD license might be at risk of being revoked. While I'm really good at scarfing this deliciousness down, I can't say I'm particularly good at making it. So, when a client recently asked me for a cauliflower pizza recipe, it occurred to me that I don't actually have one... awkward... 

Fortunately, my friend @officialcauligirl knows a recipe or two :) and was happy to help me out. Well, US out. She so kindly offered her recipe for cauliflower pizza, and it's much easier than you think!! In fact, the pictures below are taken from a client who took on the cauli task, and it was a total success! So, feel free to try out her recipe OR if you're like me and you live in NYC, feel free to order from her and get the pizza delivered straight to your door. Email cauligirl29@gmail.com to place your order and remember, Tovita clients and followers receive a standing 10% discount when you mention Tovita x Cauli Girl in your email. 

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 organic eggs 
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 
  • dash of salt
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of oregano

Directions:

  1. Cut 1 head of cauliflower into fourths. Place in food processor until cauliflowers appears to have the consistency of rice. 
  2. Drain with a cheese cloth to get rid of excess water.
  3. In a large bowl, add eggs, cheese, salt, oregano, and garlic powder to cauli rice, and stir together.
  4. Spray a generous amount of cooking spray on a cookie baking sheet and spread mixture into any shape desired. 
  5. Bake at 500 degrees for 25 minutes. 
  6. Remove crust from oven and top with desired sauce and cheese. 
  7. Bake for another 10 minutes and broil on high for the last 2 minutes, until the cheese begins to bubble. 
  8. Allow to cool, and use pizza scissors to cut into slices. 

Cauliflower "mac" & cheese

We're back with yet another creative way to use cauliflower; this time as a low carb alternative to pasta in a good old "mac" n' cheese recipe. While you still have to keep your portion small with this dish thanks to the gooey delicious cheese, it's a way better alternative to Kraft EZ mac. 

Ingredients: (serves 5)

cauliflower mac n cheese
  • 2 heads of cauliflower, florets chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, we used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar
  • 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs (can also use gluten-free bread crumbs or eliminate entirely)
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2.  Boil the cauliflower florets until tender. The more finely chopped the cauliflower, the more it will resemble macaroni. Drain and pat dry and then place in baking dish
  3. Sprinkle salt evenly and then add cheese evenly to cover the cauliflower
  4. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs across the top of the dish
  5. Bake for 15 minutes and then set oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes, until the top browns

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower has recently taken the cake for most versatile veggie. We've seen cauliflower pizza, cauliflower "mash", buffalo cauli and even a cauliflower rendition of General Tso's chicken. Today we're serving cauliflower fried rice! This dish is a great way to satisfy that fried rice craving without the sodium, MSG, and refined carb fest. Pair it with a protein of choice: fried egg, tofu, shrimp, or chicken and enjoy!

Ingredients: (serves 4)

cauliflower fried rice
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • frozen edamame
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, scrambled (option to add another fried egg on top!)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or Bragg's liquid aminos

Directions:

  1. Shred the cauliflower using a grater or food processor until it resembles rice shape
  2. Heat one tablespoon sesame oil in a skillet over medium low heat and add the carrots and garlic until tender and browning. Add the shredded cauliflower, edamame and remaining tablespoon of sesame oil. Stir fry until cauliflower is soft but not too mushy
  3. Create space in the middle and turn the heat down. Add the eggs and scrambled until fully cooked. Stir in the soy sauce and onions just before serving
  4. Option to top with a fried egg or protein of choice