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?


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

    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.