Cauliflower and green beans are two veggies you definitely want to include in your regular diet. Both provide fantastic health benefits and can be served in a variety of ways for every meal of the day. In addition, eating green beans helps to promote food sustainability. Did you know that 60% of all green beans are grown in the US? Chances are, you can find local or regionally grown green beans where you live.
One thing to remember is that green beans and cauliflower can easily be overcooked and become something less than delicious and nutritious (and more like mushy and flavorless!) Roast these vegetables for just a few minutes to ensure they maintain their natural crunch and flavor.
If you’re looking for a solution with easy to prepare directions, give our cauliflower and green beans frozen medley a try. Made with cauliflower florets, french cut green beans, chopped onions, extra virgin olive oil, and Tommy’s Garlic & Chili Seasoning, it’s easy to prepare and can be used in many of the recipes included below.
Skillet Toasted Green Beans
Think you’re not the green bean casserole type? You’ll be surprised with this recipe which features green beans toasted in bacon grease.
Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Risotto
This is an easy, lemony, peppery cauliflower risotto that you bake in the oven! Minimal stirring and effort for this one.
Lemon Parmesan Green Beans
These skillet green beans are perfectly crisp-tender, smothered in lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Easy and flavorful!
You can easily “rice” cauliflower using a food processor for a few seconds. After that, a simple cauliflower fried rice won’t take longer than 10 minutes to prepare!
Sichuan Green Beans
Sichuan-style dry-fried green beans with chilies and pickles is bright and light, and so much better for you than the take-out version you get at most Chinese restaurants.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower “Rice” uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice that you can season in many different ways.
Green Bean Bacon Bundles
Green bean fries meets crispy bacon meets garlic brown sugar. These are hard to resist for sure!
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
This green bean casserole features caramelized onions and whole wheat herbed panko and makes for a crunchy, flavorful side dish.
Simply throw everything into the crockpot, blend, and top with bacon and cheese (or your favorite meat and/or dairy substitutes). Healthy, hearty, easy and effortless!
Spicy Green Bean Salad
A simple baked tofu recipe with lime juice, spicy green beans and black sesame seeds. Try placing the tofu under the broiler for a few moments to create a crunchy, chewy crust.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
This caramelized cauliflower salad features Greek flavors like feta, kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Greens and avocado make it a full meal. Also makes for a great lunch!
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Broccoli and cauliflower is roasted until browned and tender. Feel free to add in brussels sprouts as well! Radishes, sunchokes, and mixed fingerling potatoes add variety and depth of flavor to this perfect autumn salad.
Green Bean Salad with Basil Balsamic
This recipe is fresh and easy. Simply combine blanched fresh green beans with lots of fresh basil and grated Parmesan and a simple balsamic vinaigrette.
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini
Roasting cauliflower is a pretty foolproof way to ensure delicious results, and this recipe uses it with fresh parsley, Kalamata olives, sweet currants and a lemony, earthy tahini dressing.
Orange Glazed Green Beans
Toss cooked green beans with a citrusy, spicy sauce made from sweet orange marmalade, soy sauce, and spicy Sriracha hot sauce. You’ll find lots of uses for the sauce so be sure to make extra.
Green Beans with Ginger and Onions
This stir fry cooks up quickly, with green beans, onions, ginger, and garlic, and a sauce of sweetened soy sauce with sesame oil. It couldn’t be easier.
Creamy Cauliflower and Kale Mash
This low-carb swap for the Irish mashed potato dish Colcannon, uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and tastes just as rich and flavorful as the original.
Loaded Cauliflower Mash
This creamy mashed cauliflower dish is made with a touch of whipped butter, buttermilk, garlic and herbs and topped with cheese and bacon – perfect comfort food!
Cauliflower Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes
These veggie stuffed potatoes feature a cheesey sauce made with butternut squash. If you’re looking for a dairy-free or vegan version, try with nutritional yeast in place of the cheese.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
This lightened-up mac and cheese features cauliflower for added nutritional value and a few less grams of fat and calories.
Cauliflower fritters are similar in taste to a potato pancake and this recipe makes for a fabulous side dish – everyone will love them!
Fusilli with Broccoflower
If you’re not interested in using broccoflower, feel free to use both broccoli and/or cauliflower instead. Just be sure to keep the tarragon, parsley, olive, and cheese intact. A distinctive dinner not to be ignored.
The cauliflower adds a slightly sweet and charred roasted flavor, increasing the flavor power of the entire dish.
Pasta with Cauliflower and Prosciutto
Start with nutty roasted cauliflower, then add Parmesan, chopped prosciutto, a few roasted tomatoes, garlic, arugula or spinach, and then mix in pasta. It’s an easy and delicious dinner.
Cauliflower Falafel Veggie Burgers
Cauliflower lightens up these herby, falafel-inspired burgers! These burgers are egg-free, vegan and can easily be served gluten free as well.
Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos
Roasted cauliflower, seasoned lentils and spicy chipotle sauce combine to make an unexpectedly delicious taco!
Pork Chops and Green Beans
Nothing says cool weather like beautifully seared pork chops! This recipe adds in apples and green beans to provide a range of flavors and added nutritional value.
Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara
This simple, healthy dinner features roasted cauliflower steaks with marinara sauce and whole grain spaghetti.
Turmeric is the lead spice in this curry and provides a sunny yellow color. This spice is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and it complements the cauliflower perfectly.
Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans
This quick and easy chicken dish is cooked in one skillet and features a white wine sauce with string beans and bacon. Feel free to add extra veggies if you like!
Cauliflower and Green Bean Recipes: Are you hungry, yet?
Have you been convinced that cauliflower and green beans can be successfully added to a wide variety of delicious recipes? Once you try some of these suggestions, let us know what you think! And don’t forget to share your favorite recipes using our Cauliflower and Green Bean Medley by posting in the comments or on social media. Happy cooking!