Orange Cauliflower

March 9, 2011

I recently blogged about discovering vegetables in unexpected colors after finding purple and yellow carrots at Whole Foods.  Well, now I get to post another blog about oddly-colored vegetables, because guess what I found the most recent time I went to Whole Foods?

ORANGE CAULIFLOWER!

Here’s a piece of it close-up:

It was just sittin’ there, in the produce section, near the broccoli and the zucchini, minding its own business.  I saw it, and had to buy it.  It cost $3 exactly – a little more than a head of standard white cauliflower, but not outrageous by any means.

I bought an entire head of it (which was the only way you could buy it), and was so intrigued when I got home, that I chopped it up immediately into florets, and in my excitement, forgot to take a picture of the entire head.  That’s two days in a row I’ve forgotten to document things for the blog (after my recent crockpot catastrophe) – what’s going on, David?  Keep that camera handy!

I had the perfect storage container for my orange cauliflower florets – a matching orange FridgeSmart Tupperware (which I’ve blogged about before here):

I’ve been munching on the orange cauliflower over the past few days – a handful here and there, all of it raw, and like the rainbow carrots, I can’t tell the difference, taste-wise, between this cauliflower and its common white cousin.

I just finished off the last of the orange cauliflower, piling it up on a plate as part of my lunch – which you can see in that first picture.  The sauce on the side is actually salad dressing:

This Bolthouse Farms Honey Mustard dressing is yogurt based, and 1 serving, which is 2 tablespoons (just about what I put on the plate), is 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.  Fantastic!  Honey mustard is one of my favorite dressings and dips, and I’m particularly fond of this brand.

So curious what bizarrely-colored vegetables I might stumble upon next!  Blue radishes?  Pink arugula?  I’ll keep my eyes peeled and my mind (and stomach) open.  And, as always, I’ll share whatever I find with you.

Keep it up, David!