My ancestry is half Italian so anything with the word “Roman” in it automatically gets my attention.
The jury is still out on whether or not to call this funky looking veggie broccoli or cauliflower. I think it tends to be more like cauliflower but is a little more tender and sweeter.
Whatever you choose to call it, romanesco is a wonderful vegetable with a lot to offer. If you happen to find some at your local farmers market or grocery, romanesco is an excellent addition to vegan recipes for pastas, salads, and adding a dimension to just about any dish.
Nutritionally speaking, this veggie contains high levels of carotenoids, iron, Vitamin C and folates.