One Saturday my family and I took a trip to the local farmers market. As we browsed our usual favorites we came across some gorgeous purple and orange colored cauliflower. After speaking a bit with the greengrocer, we learned some pretty cool facts about this ever popular rainbow cauliflower veggie.
There are many exciting benefits to rainbow cauliflower! Per Trader Joe’s, most rainbow cauliflower is grown by the volcanic fertile soil near the Central Andes mountains in Ecuador. The climate and environment there allows for the unique beta carotene orange color found in the orange florets. Another cool fact is that pack they 25% more vitamin A than white cauliflower.
As I asked the greengrocer to bag us some of his best rainbow cauliflower bunches, I began to think …. what in the world am I going to make with this?
Well, the next day (which my family has now labeled as “Vegan Sunday”), my cooking creativity with our colorful cauliflower began. (To my surprise the cauliflower tasted slightly sweeter than cauliflower and the same texture as broccoli and cauliflower when steamed). I took all of our remaining hand picked green beans leftover and came up with the following fresh and vegan friendly stir fry idea.
A helpful side note tip: If you are transitioning away from eating meat, try this “trick your brain” idea. Replace the food textures that your mind is used to having with certain dishes. See my example below for this particular recipe.
Rainbow Cauliflower Stir-fry
baby red skin potatoes and rainbow cauliflower
hand picked green beans
Seasonings: Pink Himalayan Salt, Garlic Cloves, Black Peppercorn
Directions: Chop red skin potatoes and whole garlic cloves to your liking. Pour about 2 cups of olive oil in a frying pan (or you can bake). Cook red skin potatoes until brown. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Steam the green beans and rainbow cauliflower together with butter, garlic, salt and pepper.
Place a layer of green beans at the bottom of the plate first then top with potatoes and rainbow cauliflower.
This dish is super healthy and delicious! Enjoy!