Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Vegetable - Flowering Rapini


Flowering Rapini, have you heard of it?  It is a new vegetable to me thanks to this week's CSA box.  It looks like a bouquet of wildflowers but is actually a vegetable.


I read that the rapini is a relative of broccoli, which means it is both pretty and healthy.  It is a source of vitamins A, K and C as well as potassium, iron and calcium.


Last night I added the flowers to my salad and thought that it added a peppery radish type flavor.  Tonight I'm going to saute the leaves, stems and flowers with some fresh garlic.

Who knew that flowers could be so yummy?


2 comments:

  1. Did you saute them? I am awaiting an update :-)

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    1. Yes and sadly they ended up in the trash can (tough, bitter). Bummer. I'd suggest doing something different, maybe blanching? Let me know what you do.

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