Romanesco Yogurt Garlic Dip

romanesco garlic yoghurt dip

Romanesco, also known as Romanesque cauliflower or Romanesco broccoli, is an edible flower bud just like broccoli or cauliflower and it has light green in color. Romanesco has a striking, attractive and exotic appearance because its form is a natural approximation of a fractal. When compared to a traditional cauliflower, as a vegetable its texture is far more crunchy, and its flavor are delicate and nutty. Romanesco only requires light cooking to bring out its mild nutty flavor. Overcooking results loss of the broccoli’s signature taste. It is used as an addition to pasta, salad or vegetable dishes.

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How to cook Romanesco adapted from LiveStrong.Com.  Yogurt Garlic Dip inspired by Elephants and The Coconut Trees.

Romanesco Yogurt Garlic Dip


  • 1 Romanesco
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
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  • 5 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red or green chili, minced
  • salt and pepper


  1. How to cook Romanesco: Rinse the romanesco under cool water. Shake the excess moisture from the florets. Set the romanesco head upside down on a cutting board. Cut out the large center stem with a sharp knife, allowing the florets to separate and fall from the stem. Leave the florets whole or cut them into smaller, bite-size pieces, as desired. Fill a pot with 4 cups or 1 liter of water. Dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in the water. Bring the water to a full boil over medium-high heat. Place the prepared florets in the boiling water. Return the water to a full boil and cook for five minutes or until the romanesco florets are fork tender. Drain the romanesco in a colander. Toss with 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. How to make Yogurt Garlic Dip: Mince garlic and chili with knife or food processor. Mix with yogurt. Season with salt and pepper.

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  1. Romanesco might be the perfect Halloween food! No matter how many times I see it, it still just looks so bizzare!

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