Have you ever wondered WTF — that would be what the fractal — is up with romanesco? A relative of cauliflower and broccoli, its florets and flavor are totally distinct. At once crunchier and more delicately flavored than either of its brassica brethren, it’s worth seeking out at your local farmers’ market once the weather cools. Here, we’ve gathered up 10 great ways that you can use this striking green veggie. Enjoy!
5. Autumn + Winter Salad: Made with romanesco, quinoa, pumpkin, fruits and more, this lettuce-free salad is a beautiful celebration of cold weather produce. (Pssst, keep scrolling to find the recipe in English.) (via Recetas Coquetas)
6. Smoky Romanesco, Celery Root and Broccoli Soup: The beige hue may not be much to look at, but close your eyes and you can taste each of the vegetables that went into creating this creamy soup. (via Pineapple and Coconut)
9. Romanesco Pakoras + Tamarind-Raisin Chocolate Sauce: Turn some heads by serving these naturally gluten-free fritters as part of your Thanksgiving feast. (via Tiffin Asha)
10. Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower + Homemade Whole Wheat Ravioli With Harissa Sauce: Wow. We’d love to get our hands on this hearty, homemade pasta! What a wonderful project to for a snow day. (via Leek Soup)
Have you ever enjoyed this intriguing vegetable, or simply admired it at the market? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!