The Cauliflower Party (Cauliflower Stirfry)

We saw these cauliflowers at the farmer’s market and got 5 different kinds for only $1.35! Who knew they come in all kinds of colors and shapes? We whipped up this recipe that keeps the colors and gives you some flavour at the same time. These are perfect as a side dish or just a healthy snack. Your kids will love this!


How pretty is that!

2014-09-06 10.46.07


  1. Cauliflowers: 5 or whatever you’ve got
  2. Ginger: 1 slice
  3. Spring onion: 1 piece
  4. Vegetable oil/oilve oil: 1tbsp
  5. Salt: to taste
  6. Chilli pepper flake: to taste


1. Wash the cauliflowers and lay them out like this for a pretty picture. Smile!


2. Break them apart to bite-size bits with your hands. Tip: Using your hands instead of a knife to avoid getting the metal flavour on them.


3. Blanch the flowers in boiling salted water for about 30 seconds, then run them under cold water to keep the colors vibrant, drain them and set them aside. Tip: Add salt to blanching water deliberately. It will bring the water to a boil faster, help to keep the colors and give the cauliflowers some flavour during blanching.


4. Heat 1tbsp oil on a frying pan over high heat, add one tiny piece of ginger and spring onion, then add the cauliflowers, stir-fry for about 30 seconds, add salt and hot chilli peeper flake to taste.




23 Comments Add yours

  1. I love all of these colors! What a delicious good for you dish!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Julie!

  2. Jhuls says:

    Wow! Cauliflower party on Fiesta Friday? How cool! 😀 I mean, I haven’t seen any color of cauliflower except the white one. You are lucky! 😀 Thanks for bringing these beauties. Happy FF!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you! This was my first time too! I couldn’t just leave the market without buying some. Happy FF!

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Loretta!

  3. I love coloured cauliflower, it really brightens up your dish! This looks really good, I love that you used it in a way to make the colours shine!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Michelle!

  4. chefjulianna says:

    Wow! This is a party unto itself! I am also so attracted to all of the bright, beautiful colours in the veggie market and am always imagining how that will look on the table! Great post! 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Julianna! Local farms markets are always the good places to discover new ingredients 🙂

  5. Arl's World says:

    Beautiful, colorful and I am sure very tasty salad!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Arl 🙂

  6. Love the beauty of these cauliflowers! Thanks for being at FF!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you and happy FF!

  7. So pretty. Of course it was the first dish I tried at Fiesta Friday

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Tracey!

  8. Beautiful cauliflower – it’s been awhile since I had any other color than white – is there a difference in flavor? This is my favorite veggie that I like to eat all kinds of ways 🙂

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you! The purple one tastes a little bit different. I think it’s sweeter.

  9. Kaila511 says:

    I love all the vibrant colors of the cauliflowers! Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. 😀

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Kaila! Happy FF 🙂

  10. Suchitra says:

    Love the stir-fry. I still have some leftover cauliflower from my loot at the farmer’s market. Will try this!

  11. petra08 says:

    That is the prettiest cauliflower salad I have seen! 🙂 Love the colours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s