Last week while strolling through my local farmer’s market, I came across purple cauliflower. It instantly caught my eye and into my reusable bag it went. Purple cauliflower's color is caused by the presence of the antioxidant group anthocyanin, which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine. This brilliant colored vegetable is displaying vibrant violet hues, purple cauliflower which may be different in color than its white counterpart, however, on the outside, that is the only difference.
It was the color that drew me in. I wondered if roasting it – would the color change? The answer if no – it remained vibrant. I did a simple preparation for a dinner last week. I simply broke off the florets and placed into a baking dish. I mixed the traditional white cauliflower with the purple. Added a bit of chicken stock, perhaps a quarter cup to a third poured over the florets. Then I drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I grated about a half of a cup of gruyere cheese on top and baked at 350 for about 35 to 45 minutes until the cauliflower was tender.
It was such a simple dish to prepare and the flavors were amazing. I served with roasted chicken. We are trying to eat low carb and this did the trick! Hope that you are able to locate purple cauliflower where you live. Enjoy your weekend!