8 ways with cauliflower – make the most of those stalks!

8 ways with cauliflower – make the most of those stalks!

Cauliflower has become the go-to vegetable in recent years. No longer just boiled to death, caulifower is  now being baked, riced and roasted. And it’s not just that we’re valuing the cauliflower more. We’re now choosing to use the whole of it, instead of just paring off the florets.

Check out some of our recipes that celebrate the whole cauliflower – stems, leaves and all.

Caulilflower RiceLemon and herb flavoured cauliflower ricePressed for time? Start with our star recipe for cauliflower rice.  1 minute in the food processor, 4 minutes in the microwave and you are done! Great as a salad base or a substitute for rice. Alternatively use it as a base for a gluten free tabbouleh. 

Cauliflower Croquettescauliflower croquettes

These cauliflower croquettes are a great way to get at least some of their five-a-day into your kids, and they’ll appeal to young and old alike. Even better, you can use the whole power of the flower in this recipe.

Cauliflower steaksTurmeric and Garlic Cauliflower Steaks

These turmeric and garlic cauliflower steaks make a a great vegetarian main or a colourful side dish.

Pickled cauliflowerQuick fridge pickle

Do you have a cauli that’s feeling a bit tired? Give your veg and your dishes new life: chop it and pop it, straight in a jar for this easy fridge pickle. 

Kumara, chicken and cauliflower stalk curry

This curry recipe by Sophie Gray aka the Destitute Gourmet uses cauliflower or broccoli stalks to make a tasty curry.

Cauliflower pizza baseCauliflower Pizza Base

Fancy a pizza that might actually be good for you? Whizz your cauliflower to cauliflour in your food processor to make these fantastic pizza bases for all your favourite toppings.

Cauliflower pestocauliflower and sunflower seed pesto

Okay, so it’s not the whole cauliflower. But this recipe uses a part of the cauli that often gets thrown out – the leaves. Why waste a single scrap when you can create this tasty Cauliflower and Sunflower Seed Pesto?

Whole roasted cauliflowerMaple and Smoked Paprika Whole Baked Cauliflower

Last but not least, why not  try baking a whole cauliflower? Maple and Smoked Paprika Whole Baked Cauliflower is a spectacular vegan main dish that makes the most of your cauliflower.

With all these amazing ideas, it’s a new era for cauliflower – and the right time for saving waste. Enjoy.