Romanesco is one of the most beautiful and nutritious vegetables that you can find. In this round-up of 17 Healthy Romanesco Recipes, we show you the best ways to include it in your diet.
Romanesco, also called Roman cauliflower has a beautiful bright lime green color and is loaded with health benefits. It’s a cross between broccoli and cauliflower with a mild, delicate and slightly nutty flavor. It’s a wonderful source of calcium, iron, fiber, antioxidants and vitamin A and vitamin C.
Romanesco’s mesmerizing spiral pattern makes romanesco an enticing dish to serve on special occasions. Same as broccoli and cauliflower, you can eat it raw, steamed, boiled, roasted, pan-fried or grilled.
One of the best ways to enjoy romanesco is to roast it and drizzle it with your favorite dressing.
We’ve put together some of the best recipes to enjoy this nutritious vegetable. Get inspired below.
1. Whole Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower
This Whole Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower by This Silly Girl’s Kitchen is a show-stopping dish that would make a wonderful addition to special meals. In this simple delicious recipe, perfectly roasted romanesco is drizzled in a heavenly garlic butter sauce.
2. Roasted Romanesco Dhansak
You couldn’t pack more intense flavor into this Roasted Romanesco Dhansak by School Night Vegan. This plant-based dhansak is made with romanesco and moong dal mixed in a sweet and savory perfectly spiced tomato curry sauce.
3. Creamy Romanesco Zucchini Soup
This plant-rich Creamy Romanesco Zucchini Soup by Nourish Deliciously is packed with nutrition and fragrant flavors of fresh thyme, bay leaves and nutmeg. Enjoy warming bowl for cosy weeknight dinners.
4. Roasted Romanesco Salad
Try making this simple yet stunning Roasted Romanesco Salad by Veggie Desserts. In this recipe, the roasted romanesco is served with lettuce, crispy shallots and toasted walnuts drizzled with a zingy lemon and garlic vinaigrette.
5. Romanesco Cauliflower Pasta with Olives, Capers, and Parsley
Romanesco makes a stylish addition in this Romanesco Cauliflower Pasta with Olives, Capers, and Parsley by A Beautiful Plate. Fettuccine pasta is tossed with roasted romanesco, kalamata olives, capers, parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic for a filling and tasty meal.
6. Tray Roasted Butternut, Romanesco and Sausage with Sage Oil
You will love this easy veggie-rich Tray Roasted Butternut, Romanesco and Sausage with Sage Oil by Healing Family Eats. This recipe is satisfying, filling, nutritious and full of flavor.
7. Roasted Romanesco with Pistachios and Fried Caper Vinaigrette
This Roasted Romanesco with Pistachios and Fried Caper Vinaigrette by Foodgal is another fabulous recipe to try. This recipe features roasted romanesco drizzled with capers, olive oil, lemon and honey vinaigrette topped with fresh dill, lemon zest and toasted pistachios.
8. Romanesco Veggie Burger with Herby Lemony Radish Slaw
We adore this creative Romanesco Veggie Burger with Herby Lemony Radish Slaw by With Food and Love. This tasty baked veggie burger is made with romanesco, fresh mint, parmesan cheese and almond flour and served with buns, avocado, aioli and radish slaw.
9. Roasted Romanesco Salad With Molasses Vinaigrette
This healthy Roasted Romanesco Salad With Molasses Vinaigrette by Killing Thyme is bursting with green goodness. This filling dish features roasted romanesco with spinach, edamame, microgreens, kiwi berries, avocado, pomegranate and soft boiled egg drizzled with molasses vinaigrette.
10. Lemon-Turmeric-Ginger Congee with Roasted Romanesco, Shaved Fennel, Avocado and Pine Nuts
When you truly want to nourish your body and soul this Lemon-Turmeric-Ginger Congee with Roasted Romanesco, Shaved Fennel, Avocado and Pine Nuts by Wu Haus is the meal for you. Hearty and warming yet at the same time light and fresh.
11. Romanesco Soup with Za’atar Granola
This delicious creamy Romanesco Soup with Za’atar Granola by Le Petit Eats is the prettiest shade of pale green. The homemade savory granola spiced with za’atar adds the perfect crunchy texture and pop of exotic flavor to this healthy vegan recipe.
12. Romanesco Green Curry
This Romanesco Green Curry by Local Haven certainly deserves its name. The fragrant fresh lemongrass, ginger, chili and fresh cilantro coconut milk sauce is served with roasted romanesco, and rice topped with roasted cashews.
13. Romanesco Salad
We love the simplicity of this flavorsome Romanesco Salad by Simply Recipes. This recipe features steamed romanesco, celery, red onion, capers, lemon zest and anchovy dressing.
14. Roasted Romanesco Arugula Pasta
Romanesco and arugula add a kick of nutrition to this Roasted Romanesco Arugula Pasta by Last Ingredient. This simple meal is easy enough to throw together during busy weeknights.
15. Fall Vegetable Lentil Bowl with Goji Tahini Cream
Some exciting flavors are dancing in this Fall Vegetable Lentil Bowl with Goji Tahini Cream by The First Mess. This plant-based bowl recipe features french lentils, roasted fall veggies and avocado drizzled with delicious goji ginger tahini cream.
16. Za’atar Roasted Romanesco Steaks with Lentils and Tahini Dressing
These hearty Za’atar Roasted Romanesco Steaks with Lentils and Tahini Dressing by Beyond Sweet and Savory have a wonderful bold flavor. Romanesco steaks are seasoned with a delicious herb blend za’atar, roasted to perfection and served with French lentils, pomegranate and a tangy yoghurt tahini dressing.
17. Romanesco Pasta Recipe Featuring Romanesco and Lentil Meatballs
Look no further for the most delicious meat-free meatballs. This Romanesco Pasta Recipe Featuring Romanesco and Lentil Meatballs by The Emerald Palate is the most interesting romanesco pasta recipe you will find.