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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is that natural?

Purple cauliflower has got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I stumbled across this unusual creation at the holy grail of all grocery stores, Wegmens. I had never before seen such violet cauliflower in all my days. And what does one do with purple cauliflower???

Make a salad!
Not knowing what would happen to the cauliflower's deep hue if I cooked it, I opted to use it raw in a salad we regularly eat at family gatherings. In this case, however, salad does not = healthy.

This salad involves all the good stuff needed to make raw cauliflower an enjoyable treat.

List of ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 package shredded 6 cheese Italian blend
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • bacon (3 strips)
Wash the cauliflower and chop into bite-sized pieces keeping only the florets. Cook the bacon until crispy and cut into pieces. Combine mayonnaise and sugar in a large bowl. Add cauliflower, bacon, and cashews to the mayonnaise and mix. Liberally sprinkle the shredded cheese on the salad and mix again. Voila!

Fun Food Fact: Cauliflower can be found in white, purple, green and orange. Orange cauliflower in particular has up to 25x as much Vitamin A as white cauliflower.