14 Game-Changing Cauliflower Recipes That Will Make You Completely Rethink This Vegetable — SLIDESHOW

Guys, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is our bodies require vegetables for executing basic human functions. The good news is that vegetables actually can taste good! And now the whole vegetable world is getting flipped on its head—a head of cauliflower, that is! (Laugh at my joke, please.) You might have heard the bold claim that cauliflower is the new kale, and just to prove that there might be some merit to the it, we’ve assembled a list of delicious cauliflower recipes that will be total game-changers for 2015. Plus, you can impress people at parties with your vast knowledge of cauliflower by being way ahead of the trend.

Personally, I think that cauliflower will be way bigger than kale. Remember when everyone was saying T Swizzle would be the next Faith Hill and then she became the First Taylor Swift? This is the year cauliflower will also become a star in its own right. It helps that it is a lot easier to sneak into dishes and has a flavor a lot more people can get on board with, and has the added benefit of being loaded with antioxidants and associated with a lowered risk of cancer. It is recommended that you get a cup and a half of cauliflower two to three times per week for maximum benefits. We’re guessing with recipes like these, you’ll hit that benchmark in no time.

Pizza Cauliflower Bites

It has the word “pizza” in it, so you already know you’ll love these.

Pasta With Cauliflower and Raisins

For those of us who are new to the vegetable band wagon, ease yourself in by drowning it in carbs (duh).

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Cauliflower Couscous

If you don’t have a food processor, you can easily just grate cauliflower to make this twist on couscous.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Raisins and Pistachios

This tabbouleh will taste so much like summer that you might be able to close your eyes for just a second and blissfully pretend it is.

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Raw Shaved Cauliflower with Avocado and Sriracha Mayo

Not that taco night was ever boring, but this will give it a little extra spice!

Cauliflower Steak with Pine Nut Dressing

These are every bit as pretty to look at as they are delicious!

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This is right up there with pizza bails: fail proof.

Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Smoked Trout

The way this is made, I dare anyone to guess that this is actually made of veggies.

Roasted Cauliflower and Winter Squash Salad with Arugula and Pomegranate Seeds

Anybody who makes this gets a double A+ for vegetable consumption this week.

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Curried Cauliflower And Apple Soup

This soup has an unexpected combo that ought to keep you warm until we finally start seeing the sun again.

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Nacho Cheese Cauliflower Tots

If the word “tots” wasn’t enough to convince you, here’s another plot twist: they’re paleo-friendly and gluten-free.

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Baked Cauliflower and Spinach Fritters

Vegetables for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do.

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Roasted Cauliflower Hazelnut Salad

Like cauliflower, hazelnuts are part of a food group that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. This is an awesome underdog recipe.

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Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

Look, I know that people are saying “cauliflower is the new kale,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t all get along. Ease your kale-happy friends into this new trend with a combo we can all get behind.

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