4 Surprisingly Delicious Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes

Updated 05/01/19

We're calling it: Cauliflower is the most versatile veggie in the produce aisle. You can blend it into a decadent soup, turn it into a tasty rice substitute, and even transform it into a crispy pizza crust. And we haven't even mentioned the best part yet—it's low in carbs. Now, before you grab your shopping bag and head to the grocery store to stock up on this cruciferous veggie, allow us to share some seriously tasty cauliflower recipes we've been obsessing over lately. Trust us—you're going to want to pin these.

We culled through the virtual recipe boxes of some of our favorite food bloggers' in search of new ways to make the most of this cold-weather vegetable, and we have to say that the ones we found are good. From a spicy pizza to a satisfying rice bowl to a lemony salad, these are the healthy recipes you're going to want to make on repeat this fall. Keep scrolling for four surprisingly delicious low-carb cauliflower recipes.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza With Chickpea Pepperoni

low-carb cauliflower crust pizza
Half Baked Harvest

Make It Low-Carb: Most low-carb diets advise limiting the number of legumes you consume, so you can omit the chickpea "pepperoni" topping if you want to scale back on your carb intake.

The Pro Tip: "If a cauliflower crust scares you, don't let it," advises Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. "It's not a hard or a tricky thing to make." Click on over to Half Baked Harvest to get Tieghan's full cauliflower crust tutorial (it's super easy).

Warm Cauliflower Salad With Lemony Dressing

low-carb cauliflower salad
Stuck in the Kitchen

Make It Low-Carb: Feel free to skip the roasted chickpeas if you're really looking for a true low-carb salad.

The Pro Tip: This dish makes for a great meal served on its own or alongside a protein. "If you can't live without meat, feel free to serve alongside roast lamb or topped with seared lamb loins," offers Sarah of Stuck in the Kitchen. "But to my mind, it really doesn't need it."

Cauliflower Rice Carne Asada Bowl

low-carb cauliflower rice recipe
Half Baked Harvest

Make It Low-Carb: Mangos are high in sugar, so you'll want to forgo the mango salsa to make these bowls low-carb.

The Pro Tip: While you can buy premade cauliflower rice, it's easy to make your own at home. "Just add a large head of cauliflower to a food processor, and pulse until it becomes a rice consistency," explains Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. Then she roasts the riced cauliflower in the oven to toast and warm it.

Buffalo Cauliflower With Tahini Ranch

low-carb cauliflower salad recipe
The First Mess

Make It Low-Carb: Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas pair well together, but you'll want to skip the legumes to cut extraneous carbs from this dish.

The Pro Tip: "It's definitely crucial to get a Buffalo-style hot sauce here," says Laura of The First Mess. "I can't totally explain the [flavor] nuances of sauces in the Buffalo-style, but there's a heavy emphasis on salt and tanginess at work."

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