Another great all-rounder, cauliflower is incredibly versatile and ideal to create tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes. According to Mark Twain, “a cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education." Don't be fooled by its humble appearance, cauliflower has a hearty texture and can be transformed into tasty vegan wings or steaks. Roasted whole, it makes an impressive centrepiece for a festive meal or a Sunday roast dinner. Closely related to broccoli, it is nowadays available all year round while traditionally being at its best during winter and spring.
How to cook cauliflower
Cauliflower can be boiled, steamed, roasted, deep-fried, stir-fried, braised, mashed or baked. You can even eat it raw grated for a gluten-free salad known as cauliflower couscous. Have you ever tried cauliflower crust pizza? It is a delicious low-carb and gluten-free alternative to a traditional pizza base.
What pairs well with cauliflower
Cauliflower goes well with a variety of ingredients such as capers, cheese, cumin, curry, garlic, lemon, olives, mustard, parsley, tomatoes, coconut etc.. It is delicious with pasta, grains, beans and pulses.
UK Season: December to March.
Nutritional Content: High in vitamin C, fibre, antioxidants, folate and vitamin C. It also contains minerals such as manganese, potassium.