Cauliflower Facts

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Cauliflower facts and general information about cauliflower.

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Cauliflower is Available:

Available year round but cauliflowers' true season is fall-early spring.

How does it Grow:

Cauliflower grows from a tiny seed planted in your garden.
cauliflower growing

What to Look for When Buying:

Look for firm cauliflower, white with no black spots.

Storage Tips:

Store in your refrigerator

How to Cook:

Boil, steam, chopped in side dishes or salads. Eat as is.

Nutrition Facts:

Cauliflower helps prevent cancer, is high in fiber and is high in Vitamin C.


Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

  • 1 head of cauliflower washed and cut into florets
Boil large saucepan of water. Add cauliflower and boil uncovered about 5 minutes. It is tender when you can pierce it with a fork. Don't cook too long or it will be too mushy!
Have an adult prepare cheese sauce with child's help if too young to use stove top.
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt margarine in saucepan. Stir in flour. Mixture will be thick, this is called a roux. Stir in milk gently and stir together. Stir in cheese and keep stirring and cooking until melted. Serve either poured over cauliflower or on the side for dipping.

Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 Cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup sliced cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Cup spinach or other greens
  • Black pepper
Slice cauliflower in 1/4 to 1 inch slices. Tear greens into small pieces. Toss all ingredients together. Add pepper to taste. Chill and serve with your choice of dressing. (Serves 4)

Cauliflower Side

Cauliflower Gratin Side Dish Recipe.
cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower Soup

cauliflower soup Ingredients:
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cups light cream
  • 1-2 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 large heads of cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Have adult sauté onion in butter then stir in flour and salt. Gradually add cream, stirring constantly. Add broth according to desired thickness of soup. Add broccoli and nutmeg. Cook over low heat 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
*** You can also use broccoli in place of cauliflower.

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