Romanesco Saute

Carolyn Haas


I bought this interesting looking vegetable at a local farmers' market. It is in the same family as cauliflower and broccoli. So you could substitute either one if more readily available. But it's so darn cute!


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    head romanesco, cut into florets
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, cut into chunks
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, grated or minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·
    red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan

How to Make Romanesco Saute


  1. Heat oil in skillet. Add romanesco and onion. Stir fry until onion starts to wilt. Add garlic, sauté for an additional minute or two.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes, if desired. Add parmesan, cover pan and turn off heat, so cheese can melt slightly.

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About Romanesco Saute

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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