Purple Cauliflower Is a Thing (and Here Are 11 Gorgeous Recipes You Can Make with It)

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Wife Mama Foodie

Hi, we’re PureWow and we’re obsessed with cauliflower. But while the original white variety is pretty damn tasty, it’s not exactly the most Instagrammable food on earth. So meet its fashionable, photogenic cousin: purple cauliflower. (Isn’t it gorgeous?) Presenting 11 ways to make it for dinner tonight.

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The Little Epicurian


Roasted Purple Cauliflower

Let’s start with the basics, shall we?

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Wife Mama Foodie


Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Now get a little fancy and add our second favorite cruciferous veggie.

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Bacon + Egg + Cheesecake


Quinoa, Purple Cauliflower and Chickpea Bowl

Let’s see how much protein we can cram into one skillet.

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May I Have That Recipe?


Roasted Yellow and Purple Cauliflower Tacos

Taste the rainbow. (No wait, devour it.)

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Well and Full


Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This flavorful Middle Eastern salad gets a reboot.

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Dagmar's Kitchen


Raw Cauliflower Salad with Horseradish, Dill and Yogurt Dressing

Not today, Cobb.

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Justine Celina


Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Red Pepper Romesco

The vegetarian’s (delicious) answer to steak.

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Brooklyn Supper


Purple Cauliflower with Garlic and Saffron

Presenting the low-maintenance side that goes with everything.

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Wife Mama Foodie


Roasted Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup

World’s best rainy-day lunch. 

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Trinity's Kitchen


Ginger Raw Slaw with Beet and Cauliflower

Psst: It’s vegan.

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Chocolate and Quinoa


Roasted Purple Cauliflower Sweet Potato with Tahini Lime Sauce

It’s like a veggie party on your plate.

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.