How to Cut Cauliflower

How to Cut Cauliflower

Cutting florets from a head of cauliflower is easy with a sharp knife.

1. Make sure the cauliflower can sit level on the cutting board, core side down. If it's a bit wobbly, slice off part of the bottom of the core to make it level.

spring-guide-152. With the core resting flat on the cutting board, use a chef's knife to cut the head of the cauliflower in half and then into quarters, through the core.

spring-guide-16 spring-guide-183. Remove florets by running your knife between the stem and the florets.

spring-guide-224. Break down larger florets with your knife or break apart with your hands.


Use kitchen shears to snip florets from the core after you've quartered the head of cauliflower.


TIP: Wash cauliflower after you've cut it. It makes it easy to clean in between florets.

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