Hi friends! I want to introduce you to my new friend – Fioretto Flowering Cauliflower! Fioretto means “Little Flower” in Italian and these little flowers of deliciousness are going to be the newest vegetable sensation!
So what *is* Flowering Cauliflower? Well, it is a bit like a cross between cauliflower and broccolini. Fioretto has longer, thinner stems than regular cauliflower and is more tender, like broccolini. It’s a little sweeter than traditional cauliflower too. It is also entirely edible! You can eat those delicious stems. No more tossing them in the trash!
Melissa’s Produce sent me two packages of Fioretto to play with and taste. Oh my gosh, you guys! I was not kidding when I said this was going to be one of the newest veggie sensations. It’s simple to use. Just a quick trip through the oven or a dash of olive oil in the pan and sauté for a few minutes and you’re done. The cauliflower holds up well for several days (perfect for meal prep) and has great depth of flavor. You can eat it plain or add it to any number of dishes.
I turned my first package of Fioretto into a Cauliflower Breakfast Hash. Packed with a variety of spring vegetables, it’s a quick and easy weekend breakfast or brunch idea!
Look at that dish! It’s so fresh and green! If you don’t have Fioretto Flowering Cauliflower in your local grocery store yet, ask your Produce manager about it. It may just become your favorite vegetable. It’s certainly a winner in our house right now!