February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
An Anglicization of two Latin words (caulis, meaning stalk, and floris, meaning flower), cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family, known for its creamy white color and mild flavor. This cruciferous veggie has been cultivated for centuries, originating in the Mediterranean region—perhaps on the island of Cyprus.
Trader Joe's Cauliflower is just that, Cauliflower. It's a single large head, trimmed of extraneous leaves, ready for whatever preparation suits your mood. It can be eaten raw, of course, and served with any number of dips or salsas. It's easy to bake, steam or sauté. Many folks like it mashed, like potatoes, with copious amounts of butter. We won't argue with that. One of our favorite ways to eat Cauliflower, though, is roasted. Simply cut the head into manageable pieces, toss with olive oil & garlic, place in an oiled casserole dish and bake for about 25 minutes at 450 degrees. Sprinkle the finished dish with a little Parmesan cheese and salt & pepper to taste and you've got a veggie side dish that's sure to please.
We've got a price that's sure to please, too. We're selling each good-sized head of Trader Joe's Cauliflower for $1.79*. You'll find it in our fresh produce section.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Cauliflower is $2.49 in our East Coast stores, $2.29 in our Midwest and Southeast stores and $1.79 in our West Coast and Texas stores.