After playing second-fiddle to its more popular cruciferous compatriots, this workhorse of the vegetable world is finally having a moment in the sun. Nowadays, it’s hard to find a recipe that doesn’t use cauliflower — cauliflower bread, cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower buffalo bites — the possibilities are endless.
Now you can add Cheesy Cauliflower Garlic Breadsticks to the list. This exclusive FIXATE recipe from Autumn and Bobby Calabrese is a perfect side dish, after-school snack, or party hors d’oeuvre. “I have to admit, I have a weakness for cheesy, buttery garlic bread,” says Bobby. “Sadly, it’s definitely not a Fix-friendly food. But after the success we had with the broccoli crust pizza, it made me realize I could probably pull off a FIXATE version of breadsticks too.” And boy, did he.
The “bread” is actually made out of cauliflower that’s been riced (more on that later), mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and eggs. That’s it. Ricing cauliflower just means throwing cooked cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulsing until it looks like “rice.” You can also buy riced cauliflower at most major supermarket chains if you’re in a rush.
As an avowed picky eater and former member of the “No Vegetables, Ever” Club, these “breadsticks” are the bomb. From the chef himself: “All I have to say about this is you have to try it; you’re not going to believe you can get your veggies this way! Buttery, cheesy, garlicky, and once again you get “bread” without all the hours of kneading and rising! That’s a full-on win in my book.” Ours too!
To get the full recipe, including ingredient amounts and step-by-step instructions, watch the FIXATE episode on Beachbody On Demand!