From pizza to rice to even brownies. Here are six cauliflower recipes you need to try

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Image: Whats in season? Cauliflower

Via: Nick Saltmarsh / CC BY-SA 2.0 / adapted / Flickr: nsalt​

Cauliflower is the beloved veggie of choice when it comes to health hipsters. But trends aside, it really is a wonderful veg you need to get into your diet. They're a super-delicious replacement for mash spuds, rice, pizza bases and even tortillas.  

 

C'mon on, show the cauli some love. Here are some dishes to tempt you …

 

Are there different types?

Indeed there are. A member of the cabbage and broccoli family, the florets are the unopened flowers of the veggie (hence the name cauliflower, geddit?). There are four varieties: orange, green, purple and the chartreuse romanesco, which comes all the way from Italy (it’s got strange pointy florets and a deep nutty flavour – definitely one to look out for).

 

Best ever cauliflower cheese

Gooey cheese bubbling away over tender cauliflower florets. OK, we can’t take it anymore. We want this right now.

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Cauliflower cheese

Via: Homemade

 

Squidgy cauliflower chocolate brownies

Strange but true. Don't knock it till you've tried it.

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Squidgy cauliflower chocolate brownies

Via: Homemade

 

Cauliflower tortillas with black bean salsa

Piled high with black beans, tomato and avocado. Scoop up these soft cauliflower tortillas with your fingers. Nom nom nom.

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Cauliflower tortillas with black bean salsa

Via: Homemade

 

Cauliflower, red onion and soya bean salad with sesame

Need some salad-spiration? Not any more.

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Cauliflower, red onion and soya bean salad with red onion and sesame

Via: Homemade

 

Cauliflower pizza with broccoli and anchovies

Well why not? And you'll be smothered in kisses by gluten-free friends.

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Cauliflower pizza with broccoli and anchovies

Via: Homemade

 

Cauliflower rice

Does it work? Is it tasty? We tried it out so you don't have to.

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Cauliflower rice

Via: Homemade

 

 

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