Romanesco is similar to cauliflower and broccoli, but with its own unique, delicious taste.
Dazzling Romanesco cauliflower is a cross between broccoli and standard cauliflower. You'll find Romanesco has a nutty flavor, and each head is covered in whimsical coral-like whorls of pointy, lime-green florets. Use this veggie to add color and visual drama to salads, side dishes, cruditès and entrées.
Romanesco is as tasty as it is beautiful. It’s excellent both raw or cooked. It’s crunchier and more flavorful than cauliflower, but the flavor is not overpowering. It doesn’t have the chalky edge of uncooked broccoli, either. With the holidays around the corner, try adding this artsy pick to your raw vegetable platter. It cooks up well too! Romanesco can be cooked using any method that works for broccoli or cauliflower, and can be substituted in any recipe that calls for either. Roasted and steamed are my favorite picks.