Romanesco broccoli is a special cultivated form of wild cabbage. Fresh romanesco broccoli is light green with dark green leaves that are tightly packed around the head. The vegetable tastes like a mixture of cauliflower and broccoli. The bright green florets taste mild and have a fine nutty aroma.
Romanesco broccoli - fresh from Pfalzmarkt
When cooked, the vegetable is especially well suited for soups, bakes or as a side dish. Raw it is good for salads, ideally together with cauliflower.
Romanesco broccoli keeps for two to three days in the fridge. However, it tastes best fresh. However, it tastes best fresh.