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Pickled Purple Cauliflower

A few months ago I wrote about the health benefits of purple cauliflower. Today I want to share with you one very tasty and visually beautiful way to enjoy it.

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This is Purple Pickled Cauliflower or Pickled Purple Cauliflower (which name do you like best?). It is extremely easy to make with no special equipment needed. The finished product looks more magenta than purple. Fun for the kids!

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Simply cut the cauliflower into pieces. Place them in a clean jar and cover with a vinegar brine. In 3-5 days you’ll have pickled cauliflower. This is the recipe I used for the brine. Feel free to experiment with your own recipe.

Purple Cauliflower

purple cauliflower

Ever hear the dictum, Eat Your Colors? The reasoning is that colorful fruits and vegetables contain various nutrients that are vital for good health.

According to Wellness Today:
Green foods contain chlorophyll;
Yellow foods are rich in Vitamin C;
Orange foods are high in beta-carotene;
Red foods are rich in the phytonutrients lycopene and anthocyanin; and
Purple foods contain the most antioxidants of all the colors.

Cauliflower is a cool weather crop in the Brassica family. Cauliflower can be white, green, orange or purple.

The great thing about purple cauliflower is that it retains its color even when cooked.

I see a colorful stir-fry in your future!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Turkey Sausage Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Imagine picking a cauliflower from your garden and making a pizza from it. A cauliflower crust pizza has no flour and hence no gluten. Who doesn’t like pizza? Everyone likes pizza. Kids will be lining up to sample it.

Intrigued? I surely was, couldn’t wait to try it. You can even fold it like a pizza slice.

The directions are in this recipe courtesy of the Lucky Penny Blog.

Cauliflower Crust