I must admit that I am a latecomer to the whole "loving cauliflower" thing. When I was a child, my first taste of cauliflower was a watery, steamed, poorly prepared version of it, so I just assumed I hated it for the rest of my life.
There never seemed to be a reason to try it again, either. Brightly colored vegetables seem vibrant, healthful, and flavorful, but cauliflower just looked like dead broccoli.
But that was before some trendy friend fed me a cauliflower "steak," and I got it: Cauliflower is the perfect base for so many other flavors. It's hearty enough to stand up to grilling, and if you cut it into tiny-enough pieces, it becomes a low-carb alternative to rice or couscous. You can even use it as the base of an amazing sauce for baked macaroni and cheese.
Trader Joe's is a master of turning cauliflower into other things. Their cauliflower pizza crusts are a game-changer, and their bags of frozen cauliflower rice are so popular some stores had to ration them like they were the hot toy at Christmas.
Now it looks like Trader Joe's has added another power player to its cauliflower lineup: According to PopSugar, Trader Joe's is actually selling cauliflower gnocchi now.
I could not be more thrilled, because I am a tremendous fan of gnocchi. I've heard others (wrongly) describe gnocchi as being just squishy potato lumps and not a real pasta at all, but gnocchi is one of my ultimate comfort foods.
The cauliflower gnocchi appears to be a new product, and it was shared on Instagram by a Trader Joe's crew member from Texas, who tasted it and declared it to be "delish," and so good you don't even need sauce. (Although of course you could add sauce, because gnocchi is excellent with pretty much everything from creamy cheese sauce to sausage and tomatoes.)
The nutrition information and other ingredients have not yet been shared, so it's not clear whether these are low-carb or gluten-free, but a cauliflower version of gnocchi sounds like it would taste spectacular, and a pretty good way to get some more cauliflower into your diet.
Will you be trying this cauliflower gnocchi?