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Cut cauliflower florets on a cutting board with a knife - tutorial for how to cut cauliflower
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How to Cut Cauliflower

Check out my EASY tutorial for How to Cut Cauliflower into easy-to-use florets! I'll teach you the best method to prep and store it with step-by-step photos
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 144kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 head cauliflower


  • Remove the leaves from the base of the cauliflower to expose the stem; discard the leaves.
  • Using a large chef’s knife, cut the cauliflower in half from the top of the crown through the stem.
  • Using a pairing knife, cut the stems to keep only the large florets. You can then cut the large florets into smaller ones, as needed for the recipe.


Storage: Store any cut cauliflower in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-10 days.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 1719mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 277mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg