Florets of spicy roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with squeezed lime wedges and a bowl of green sauce beside them.
Ryan Szulc
1 of 9

Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro Sauce

This roasted cauliflower with cilantro sauce is a quick and easy side dish made with a whole cauliflower broken into florets and roasted in a chili powder and paprika spice blend until crispy at the edges and tender throughout.
Two mugs of Hungarian cauliflower soup with two spoons beside them.
Todd Coleman
2 of 9

Hungarian Cauliflower Soup ~ Karfiolleves

Hungarian cauliflower soup with dumplings, also known as karfiolleves, is a quick, easy, frugal, pantry-friendly soup that’s simple to make but complex in taste. It’s made with lotsa spice and, quite frankly, is unlike any other soup you’ve experienced.
Two grey plates topped with stir-fried cauliflower, and garnished with fresh cilantro on a wooden board.
Caren Alpert
3 of 9

Stir-Fried Cauliflower | Bong Cai Xao

This stir-fried cauliflower, or bong cai xao, is proof that a handful of ingredients—cauliflower, fish sauce, pepper, garlic, and cilantro—and a few minutes of your time can make for a stellar side dish.
Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.
David Malosh
4 of 9

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This whole roasted cauliflower is an easy and impressive side dish that’s drizzled with a tangy lemon, olive oil, caper, and parsley dressing.
A head of steamed cauliflower in a white bowl on a gray surface.
Erik Olsson
5 of 9

Steamed Cauliflower

This recipe explains how to make steamed cauliflower according to a simple technique that will have even veggie haters proclaiming it to be the best.
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro.
Shimon and Tammar
6 of 9

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

This roasted curried cauliflower from chef Suzanne Goin is easy to make with cauliflower, onion, curry, and paprika. It’s like having a restaurant-style side dish that’s easy to make at home.
A piece of pan-fried fish on top of cauliflower "couscous" and cauliflower puree on a white plate.
Jonathan Gregson
7 of 9

Pan-Fried Fish with Cauliflower

This dish features cauliflower two ways: in a smooth, creamy mash and as an innovative "couscous" accented with preserved lemons, mint and pistachios.
A white bowl of cauliflower soup on a white linen cloth with a spoon resting beside it.
Sue Stubbs
8 of 9

Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup

This elegant cauliflower soup is rich and cheesy, thanks to the addition of blue cheese.
A white plate topped with roasted cauliflower with jalapeño and capers.
Johnny Miller
9 of 9

Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeño and Capers

Roasted cauliflower has been the darling of the veggie world for a while. But this version goes beyond with jalapeno peppers, capers, lemon zest, and parsley. Think of it as roasted cauliflower 2.0.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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