Tangy Microwaved Cauliflower

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by BeachGirl

This is my favorite cauliflower dish. At a training seminar, teachers could "teach" anything to demonstrate their teaching techniques. One teacher taught us how to cook this recipe, and I love it!

Top Review by Darlene10

I would put a "scant" 1 teaspoon of mustard in the sauce the next time. I used a very generous teaspoon and found the mustard taste too overwhelming.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash cauliflower and drain.
  2. Cut off large stem, leaving mostly the top of the cauliflower.
  3. Cut into bite-sized florets and place in a single or double layer on a serving platter or microwave dish.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for about 5-8 minutes until tender crisp (do not overcook).
  5. Microwaves vary so check after 4-5 minutes.
  6. While cauliflower is cooking, mix mayonnaise, mustard, and onion together.
  7. As soon as cauliflower is done, remove plastic wrap and (sprinkle with salt, if using) spread sauce over hot cauliflower.
  8. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  9. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high to just melt cheese.
  10. Serve hot.
  11. VARIATION: If you like hot foods, add a little hot sauce to mayonnaise mixture.

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