Learn all about cauliflower from how to store cauliflower, pick it out, grow it, and even a few cauliflower recipes to try.
Cauliflower is incredibly healthy and a great addition to your daily diet. You can enjoy cauliflower cook or raw. It’s available year round and is packed with nutrients that your body needs. People have found ways to turn cauliflower into cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower mashed “potatoes”, cauliflower buffalo wings and more. It’s suggested to have at least 2-3 cruciferous vegetables a week as a part of your diet.
FUN FACT: There’s the traditional white color flour, purple cauliflower, orange cauliflower, green cauliflower and even Romanesco from Italty. Romanesco has pointy florets with a deep nutty flavor.
when is cauliflower in season
Cauliflower is a cooler season crop that does not tolerate the heat or cold too well. It’s typically grown commercially, which is why it’s available year round.
how long does it take to grow cauliflower
As soon as the heads are compact, white, and firm, it’s time to harvest.
how to store cauliflower
Store cauliflower in the original plastic bag or a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to one week.
how to choose cauliflower
Select cauliflower heads that are compact and heavy. Also, make sure that it’s free of any brown or black spots.
can you freeze cauliflower
Yes! Just blanch quickly before freezing and prep the cauliflower however you’ll use in the future. Frozen cauliflower is better for cooked recipes, not fresh.
how to use cauliflower
There are so many ways to use cauliflower, check out some of our favorites below
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower // Know Your Produce
Creamy Chicken with Fire Roasted Corn (Cauliflower for sauce) // Courtney’s Sweets
Mashed Cauliflower Shepard’s Pie // Tried and Tasty
Honey Lime Cauliflower Hot Wings // My California Roots
Cauliflower Pizza with Greek Yogurt Pesto // Food Faith Fitness
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe // ifoodreal
Cauliflower Tortillas // Recipe Girl