How to make cauliflower chops

Saturday, 5 September 2020

This recipe of healthy cauliflower chops, with its large and hearty cuts seasoned and cooked to your liking, will surely satisfy your palate.

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Cauliflower is one of the healthiest vegetables available on the planet because of its high nutrient and antioxidant content.

How to make cauliflower chops recipe

How to make cauliflower chops




    It is almost like a super food: one serving of cauliflower provides 25 calories, no fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 30 milligrams of sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C (much-needed to boost the immune system), Vitamin K, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. 

    Fresh cauliflower and young leaves to be made into chops
    Fresh cauliflower

    According to healthline, cauliflower is ideal for those who are trying to lose weight because of its low calorie and high-fiber content. Thus, the popularity of cauliflower rice, baked cauliflower, mashed cauliflower, and even cauliflower pizza crust. 

    Aside from its health benefits, cauliflower is a delicious vegetable because of its mild to almost sweet flavor and firm texture. It can take a lot of heat and still remain intact and delightful to munch on. It is also versatile because you can season or flavor it in various ways that suit your taste. 

    As such, cauliflower is far from being bland and boring. It can be made into a delicious side dish or main course in a vegetarian meal, such as curry. 

    Cauliflower is also one vegetable that our kids enjoy eating so we make it a point to have this on stock on a regular basis.

    Cauliflower chops


    Because of cauliflower’s firm texture and delicious flavor, it can be a satisfying substitute to meat for those who are trying to incorporate more plants and vegetables in their diet.

    Pan-frying cauliflower chops
    Pan-fried cauliflower chops

    Cauliflower chops are big cuts of this vegetable and can be prepared in any way you like. It can be pan fried in olive or sesame oil with minced garlic and served with basic seasoning of salt and crushed pepper. 

    You can also prepare a rub of olive oil, salt, paprika, cumin, ground pepper, and a dash of oregano. Rub the paste liberally on your cauliflower chops and roast them in the oven or grill them on the barbecue. This recipe is that flexible. 

    Moreover, the large cuts of cauliflower will no doubt satisfy your palate. I like to serve mine with either steamed brown or white rice and an extra dash of toasted garlic. 

    On many occasions, I brought cauliflower chops for lunch at the office and the smell is incredible when I heat them in the microwave. 

    How to make this recipe


    I will share with you the simplest way of preparing cauliflower chops which is to pan fry it. 

    Start by preparing the following ingredients:

    • 2 medium to large cauliflower heads
    • 1 clove of garlic, minced
    • a dash of ground black pepper
    • a dash of rock salt
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


    Procedure:

    1. Wash the cauliflower and remove the mature leaves and other inedible parts. Tip: do not discard the young leaves as these can be steamed or added to stir fries and consumed as a good source of fiber and other nutrients.
    2. Slice the cauliflower heads in half. Make sure that you cut in the middle through the stem so that the chops remain intact. 
    3. Heat the oil then pan fry the cauliflower chops with garlic. Sprinkle with salt. 
    4. When the edges are a bit brownish, the cauliflower chops are done. I like to char the edges a bit for a little crunch. But as it is, it is already delicious. 
    5. Sprinkle with ground black pepper before plating and while the cauliflower chops are hot. 

    Lightly-toasted cauliflower chops serving suggestion
    Serving suggestion

    That’s it, you can now enjoy a meal of delicious and satisfying cauliflower chops. You can pair it with fish or meat, or break the chops into smaller pieces and add to your salad. 

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    healthy and delicious cauliflower chops
    Healthy, delicious, and simple cauliflower chops.

    Ingredients:
    • 2 medium to large cauliflower heads
    • 1 clove of garlic, minced
    • a dash of ground black pepper
    • a dash of rock salt
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

    Instructions:

    1. Wash the cauliflower and remove the mature leaves and other inedible parts. Tip: do not discard the young leaves as these can be steamed or added to stir fries and consumed as a good source of fiber and other nutrients.
    2. Slice the cauliflower heads in half. Make sure that you cut in the middle through the stem so that the chops remain intact.
    3. Heat the oil then pan fry the cauliflower chops with garlic. Sprinkle with salt.
    4. When the edges are a bit brownish, the cauliflower chops are done. I like to char the edges a bit for a little crunch. But as it is, it is already delicious.
    5. Sprinkle with ground black pepper before plating and while the cauliflower chops are hot.
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    Epilogue


    The cauliflower is one of our most favorite vegetables and we do our best to keep a few heads in our refrigerator. It’s a delicious and healthy vegetable that we consume with much delight. 

    Cauliflower can be prepared in a variety of ways and can take on a broad range of flavors and seasonings. This flexibility allows you to adjust your recipe to suit the taste of your family and even your guests.
    How about you, do you also like cauliflower? If yes, how do you prepare them?
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