The Best Ways to Cook Cauliflower

There are so many different, delicious ways to cook and prepare cauliflower. Chef Joanna would like to share a few easy ways to enjoy cauliflower, including her personal recipe for a mouth-watering cauliflower puree.

Blanched Cauliflower

Easy Cauliflower Fritters

Got leftover cauliflower? Try making Cauliflower Fritters using cauliflower scraps. Take chopped cauliflower and use a food processor to mince it, or microwave the cauliflower and mash it by hand. Then mix minced/mashed cauliflower with flour, egg and desired spices. Some suggested spice ideas are garlic powder, black pepper, salt, parmesan. If you’re vegan, use an egg replacer such as chia or flax. Form patties from the mixture and fry in oil until golden brown. Eat them plain, or serve with a dipping sauce or sour cream. Looking for an exact recipe? We like this one!

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower is perfect for Game Day, Summer BBQs or just anytime you want a fun snack with a kick. Plus, it is one of the most fun and easy ways to cook cauliflower! Break a head of cauliflower into florets, and toss them in a batter of flour, salt and pepper, garlic powder, paprika and milk (unsweetened non-dairy milk works too). Once evenly coated, pop the florets into the oven for 20 minutes. Brush buffalo sauce onto the florets and bake another 20 minutes. Voila! Looking for an exact recipe? We like this one!

Souperb's Chef Joanna

Chef Joanna’s Cauliflower Puree

  • Head of Cauliflower, chopped into pieces (1- ½ inch), Greens Trimmed, Florets
  • 1 TBL Olive Oil or Butter/Ghee
  • 1-2oz Parmesan, Sour Cream or Cheese Alternative to taste
  • Liquid Options – Water, Half & Half, Coconut Milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Serves 3-4

Cook cauliflower using blanching method (similar to boiling a pot of pasta). Bring pot of water to boil. Salt water and add chopped cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower is tender.

Remove cauliflower from water, reserving some water to thin liquid. Transfer to food processor or separate bowl with an immersion blender. Add olive oil/butter. Instead of oil/butter, the hard top of coconut milk can be used. If using coconut milk without emulsifiers or gums, the liquid will be separate from the fat. Take hard top from coconut milk. After butter, oil or hard coconut milk top is added, add 2-3 Tablespoons from one of the liquid options.

Add preferred cheese option. Puree until smooth. If too thick, add liquid of choice in small batches to preferred creaminess level. Add salt and pepper to taste and process briefly until incorporated.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Besides being a versatile and simple vegetable to cook with, cauliflower is also incredibly good for you. Read more about cauliflower’s nutritional benefits on our blog. Have you tried Souperb’s soup flavor that stars cauliflower? Try our Curry Cauliflower, which has a delicious mild curry flavor with smooth, pureed cauliflower.