A great way to eat cauliflower and have your “Meatless Monday” too! A delicious vegetarian main dish that is great served with either a salad or side vegetables.
Another way to eat cauliflower! The vegetable that just gives and gives! This is like a light, baked cauliflower cheese in a loaf shape. It is very light and tasty. If you find the flavour too mild you could add stronger spices to give it a bit of zing.
Even meat eaters will be enjoying a slice of this so make sure the vegetarians get a slice first! I always find that when I am cooking for a mixed group, that the vegetarian option always goes first amongst the meat eaters. However, if you didn’t offer them a meat option there would be lots of grumbling. Or perhaps they are playing a cunning strategy of enjoying my vegetarian options knowing that I will foist containers of left over meat on them when they leave. Well played meat eaters!
This is an easy dish to make too which is always a bonus. You could use other nuts if you don’t have any cashews to hand. Walnut goes very well with cauliflower and would be a great substitute. Play around with the cheese too!
1 cauliflower, grated
1/3 cup cashews, unsalted and finely chopped
4 tblspns cream
1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chives, chopped
1 tspn garlic powder
1 tspn cumin
salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Beat the egg with the cream.
- Add the cauliflower, cashews, onions, chives, cheese and seasoning.
- Grease a loaf tin with butter, and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
- Press the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes.
- Eat and enjoy!