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    Default Are cauliflower and broccoli leaves edible?

    With them being related and looking similar to cabbage's, are the leaves of these 2 plants edible? On cabbages I usually snip off outer leaves and use those before the cabbage is developed, can I do the same with cauliflower/broccoli?

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    You can eat the leaves, no problem. I'm just about to make cauliflower cheese and I'll cook the leaves as a separate veg.
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    Thank you . Pretty much increased my leaf based vegetable meal plans by 4 times as much now!

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    I wouldn't use many leaves while they're still forming heads, as the leaves are feeding the plant.
    It's ok to eat them when you harvest though.

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    Don't forget that you can eat the cauliflower stumps (not the woody bits but the part the "flower" is attached to), and the inner stalks of the broccoli (if you peel the tough outer bit off). In fact you can eat all of your greens if they aren't too woody. Treat them like cut and come again and take a leaf from each plant as they grow.
    I'm munching a piece of raw cauli stump as I type!! It would be good sliced thinly into a coleslaw too.
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    A few days ago I made a nice soup which included broccoli leaves. No probs there, get munching on them.
    Tried and Tested...but the results are inconclusive

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    One of my late dogs used to go crackers for cauli stalks and the thick bits off the leaves

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    I love the leaves probably more than the flowers!
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