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10 Winter Vegetables Grilled to Perfection


While cauliflower is a nutritious winter vegetable, it can also be used to create delicious dishes that serve as a healthy alternative to starchy sides. Cauliflower is low in carbohydrates, but it can have a texture similar to potatoes when grilled or roasted. You'll be able to enjoy a flavorful dish that's rich in fiber, folate and vitamin C without the added calories or carbs of potatoes.

Chopped cauliflower can be grilled indoors or out. Place a full crown of cauliflower face down on the grill surface, or cook chopped cauliflower in the grill basket or griddle. Grill for about five minutes over medium to high heat. You'll maintain crispness while bringing out rich flavors that are often lost with more traditional cooking methods. Season with garlic and butter for a classic taste, or use bolder flavors like paprika and cumin [source: Burt]. Cauliflower tastes great when sprinkled with grated cheeses or served with melted cheddar. You can also use rich seasoning blends like Italian spices or herbs to complement your main course.