Who here truthfully enjoyed eating cauliflower as a kid?

When I was young, cauliflower was at the top of my list of vegetables I refused to try, and I did everything I could to avoid it at all costs.

However, over the past few years, cauliflower has really stepped up its game. From being a rice substitute to taking over pizza crust, it’s hard to go a day without seeing cauliflower on menus in some shape or form.  

I’ll admit it, I was iffy at first. But then I finally gave it a try, when it was prepared in a way my parents certainly never did. Now cauliflower has become one of my favorite foods, be it as an appetizer or as a substitute for many of my favorite carbs. 

Here at Aladdin’s, our spicy cauliflower appetizer combines our famous homemade hot sauce with one of the world’s trendiest vegetables and is quickly becoming a top guest favorite. 

Benefits of eating cauliflower

Aside from the fact that cauliflower can be extremely delicious, the health benefits of this vegetable are worth noting.

It’s just plain good for you.

Cauliflower is low in calories and high in vitamins. From vitamin C to fiber, potassium to B6, each floret is packed with the nutrients you need to sustain a healthy lifestyle

Did somebody say fiber?

According to Healthline, there are 3 grams of fiber in one cup of cauliflower, which makes up 10% of your daily fiber needs. Fiber not only reduces inflammation but also plays a role in obesity prevention and lowers the risk of heart disease. Learn more about the importance of fiber here

There’s a reason people are substituting pizza crust for cauliflower.

And rice, and pasta. Cauliflower is significantly lower in carbs than legumes and grains. Put it this way: a cup of cauliflower contains just 5 grams of carbs, while a cup of rice contains 45 grams. That’s a large difference, especially when items like rice are a common staple in meals. 

So whether you’re a fan of this up-and-coming vegetable or looking to try something new, next time you’re at Aladdin’s, give our spicy cauliflower appetizer a try. Who knows? It might just be your next favorite and it will definitely be something you can feel good about eating.