All About Cauliflower
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 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’s so many ways to use cauliflower, check out some of our favorites below
Creamy Chicken with Fire Roasted Corn (Cauliflower for sauce) // Courtney’s Sweets
How to Make Cauliflower Rice // Oh My Veggies
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
Creamy Pork Cauliflower Soup // Super Healthy Kids
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe // ifoodreal
Rosemary and Creamy Mashed Cauliflower // The Cookie Rookie
Cauliflower Tortillas // Recipe Girl
Cheesy Cauliflower Dippers // Super Healthy Kids