Cauliflower is having a major moment. After decades of being the least popular veggie on the tray, it is the certainly the veggie de jour. A quick scroll on Pinterest shows cauli's incredible diversity. Rice! Hummus! Soup! Pizza crust! Is there anything this veggie can't do?
Nutritionally, cauliflower has many benefits. As a cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower helps protect against cancer, including colorectal cancer and lung cancer. It is high in vitamins (especially vitamin C) and antioxidants. Its high fiber content helps promote healthy bowel function, and a recent study of MyFitnessPal users showed that the members who lost the most weight ate more cauliflower than those with more modest weight loss.
In my house, our favorite way to enjoy cauliflower is cauli tortillas! They taste great, they are easy to make, and they are a healthy alternative to a flour or corn tortilla. In the words of Montell Jordan, this is how we do it.
1 medium head of cauliflower
1 tsp salt
olive oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line two flat baking sheets with parchment, and spray with olive oil spray.
2. Wash your head of cauliflower.
3. Cut away the leaves, and cut the florets off the head of cauliflower.
4. Place the cauliflower florets into a food processor, and process on high until the cauliflower is the consistency of couscous.
5. Transfer the cauliflower into a glass bowl, and microwave for about 4 minutes to soften it a bit.
6. Add two eggs (or 1 egg for about every cup of processed cauliflower) and 1 tsp salt. Stir.
7. Scoop large spoonfuls of cauli mush onto the parchment. Use the bottom of the spoon to spread it into a flat round, about 1/4 inch thick or slightly less.
8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden with crispy brown edges. Serve warm with your favorite taco fillings (and a margarita, if you are so inclined!).
Note: If you prefer to use bagged frozen cauliflower, you can microwave it in a glass bowl and then process it and proceed with the directions from there. Be sure to drain the water from the bowl before you place the cauliflower in the food processor.