Cauliflower is one of the cruciferous vegetables that has been shown to reduce the risk of lung, colon, breast, ovarian, and bladder cancers. Eating just 3-5 servings of cruciferous vegetables a week can greatly lower your risk of these cancers.
For the most nutritional bang, cauliflower is great raw with dips like hummus, or in a Tangy Cauliflower Salad. Lightly steaming it is another good way to serve it. When you are in the mood for some real comfort food, try this easy soup recipe.
Cauliflower Cheese Soup
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 of a red onion,diced
3 c. water or vegetable broth
1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
1/2 c. milk
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
In 1 T. olive oil, saute celery and onion for about 10 min. till tender. Add water or broth and cauliflower and cook about 15 min. till cauliflower is tender. Remove 1 C. of cauliflower pieces from pan, puree soup with a stick blender (or process in blender). Stir in milk and cheese, return cauliflower pieces to pan. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.