Dehydrating cauliflower when it's in season enables you to make delicious Cauliflower Soup and Cauliflower Mash.
Scroll down to the page bottom where you'll find clickable photos for both of these recipes!
Just Like Mashed Potatoes!
Add millet and quinoa to the cauliflower mash for a great source of protein. Kids really like this cauliflower mash, as it compares favorably to 'mashed potatoes'.
Cauliflower florets add a great crunch to add texture to summer salads too!
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Cauliflower is a good source of
vitamins A and C, and Choline,
followed by Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Riboflavin, with trace
amounts of vitamin E, and vitamin K.
In the mineral department,
cauliflower is rich in Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Calcium, and
There are trace amounts of Selenium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese,
and Fluoride. Cauliflower contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
In the photo above, the dehydrated cauliflower looks rather brown, but don't
worry about that as it turns back to white when it's re-hydrated!
Let Frozen Cauliflower Thaw First
Let the cauliflower thaw out (in its bag, unopened) in your
kitchen sink in a bowl of tepid water if you're short on time, otherwise
let the cauliflower bag thaw out for around an hour in your kitchen
sink, unopened, then chop and put on the trays.
If thawing the frozen cauliflower by the water-in-the-bowl
method, keep changing out the tepid water in the bowl until the
cauliflower has thawed sufficiently for you to be able to cut (feel the
pieces while they're still in the bag until they're soft enough).
will probably take about 10 minutes. Keep on reading below for how to dehydrate cauliflower.
You will have to slice the larger cauliflower pieces in half so
that the cauliflower
will fit between the food dehydrator trays.
You will have to slice the
larger cauliflower pieces
in half so
that the cauliflower
will fit between the
food dehydrator trays.
Dehydrating Cauliflower is Easy!
Are you ready to get busy dehydrating cauliflower? Here's how:
If using frozen cauliflower, ignore steps 1 and 2.
- Wash and slice fresh cauliflower into 1/2" thick pieces
- Blanch the cauliflower in a small amount of boiling water for a few minutes, in batches
- Arrange on your food dehydrator trays, making sure the cauliflower pieces don't touch, for good air circulation
- Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F(or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
- Dehydrated cauliflower will be brittle when fully dried.
- Drying time: between 6-14 hours.
- Please remember to rotate your trays for even drying.
Bonnie Plants has some cool tips and advice on growing cauliflower which is a cool season crop.
Try Our Recipes: Cauliflower Soup and Cauliflower Mash
Click the images to be taken to their recipes, or click these links: Cauliflower Soup - Cauliflower Mash.
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