Purple Cauliflower, for the Days Your Children Only Eat Purple Foods

A couple weeks ago the little lady of the house decided that purple was her new favourite colour and that she would only be eating purple foods. Lucky for her I am quite resourceful and managed to locate all of the purple vegetables in this fair land. Enter the great purple cauliflower. At first, she was suspicious but mostly perturbed that I had managed to remain within her rules without messing with our dinner plans. She knows the household rule, so she hesitatingly tried the oddly coloured vegetable, proceed to advise us that it tasted like cauliflower and continued on to eat it.


Purple cauliflower is not some strange “Franken-food” nor are there tiny little elves out in the fields painting the cauliflowers the jewel-toned hue. The presence of an antioxidant called anthocyanin (also in red cabbage and red wine) give the cauliflower the purple colour.

I chose to use leeks in this recipe because they add great flavour and get nice and crispy when baked. They’re also a great source of prebiotics, so they’re good for your gut. Leeks are very dirty and hard to clean so check out this video if you’re looking for an easy way to clean them.

Alright, I’ll stop talking and give you the recipe now. Give it a try and let me know if you too think purple cauliflower tastes like cauliflower : )