It goes without saying that microwaved cauliflower tastes delicious. Unlike basic recipes with no flavor at all, I bring you an easy microwave cauliflower recipe that is packed with spices and herbs with a light drizzle of olive oil finishing off in a skillet for a crisp flavor.
Microwaved cauliflower seems too basic, something that tastes bland or tasteless. Well, not this recipe. There are so many things you can try with cooked cauliflower to make it not only nutritious but delicious as well.
This recipe is great for those who want a yummy side dish, without spending hours baking in the oven. A microwave is super convenient for quick cooking and you can make cauliflower in it within 10 minutes.
Perhaps the best thing is that you don’t need to clean any dishes or pots, as with a few ingredients you are done in no time.
I like to serve microwaved cauliflower with masala chickpeas, mint chutney, and fried okra. You can add variations to the dish according to taste. Feel free to add cheese, tomato sauce, or gravy to the cauliflower.
Can you microwave raw cauliflower?
Yes, you can microwave fresh, raw cauliflower. Just put the cauliflower in a large bowl with enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl. You can microwave it for 5-7 minutes or until cooked.
You can follow this microwave cauliflower recipe to make a perfect side dish that goes great with turkey, chicken, and steak.
- Make sure not to overcook the cauliflower, because it will turn mushy. I recommend trying out a piece after 5 minutes in the microwave.
- It is better to have the cauliflower slightly undercooked, so you can finish it off in the skillet with spices.
- I like to season cauliflower with melted butter and spices. If you want to make a full meal out of it, you can also top it with cheese.
- You can keep the leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air-tight container.
Can you microwave cauliflower without water?
Yes, you can microwave cauliflower without water because cauliflower itself contains high water content. However, I use 2-3 tbsp of water because it keeps the cauliflower soft.
Can frozen cauliflower be microwaved?
Yes, you can microwave frozen cauliflower. Just make sure it’s cut into small florets and you don’t need to add any water.
How do you keep mashed cauliflower from being watery?
You can cook masked cauliflower in a pan with spices and a little bit of butter to drain all the water and make it taste delicious.