Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Salad
PUBLISHED ON: 02.23.2013
Food is for celebrating…….
The Orthodox Jewish Community celebrates Sukkot, a Judaism version of Thanksgiving, celebrating life, community and the season’s bounty, with a seven-day festival.
During this celebration it is considered a good deed (Mitzvah) to open your home to guests. One of the typical salads served, is this simple cauliflower salad. A delicious briny mix of cauliflower, roasted red bell peppers, kalamata olives, scallions and lemon juice. With a few fresh minced herbs such as oregano and marjoram and you have a salad that can serve a crowd.
Recipe from Saveur Magazine
2 cups thinly sliced cauliflower
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped scallions
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon marjoram, minced
1 teaspoon oregano, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Toss all the ingredients in a bowl let sit for 20 minutes to blend flavors.
What a clever winter salad!
More I see your colorful and healthy salad recipes, more I get inspired. Great preparation, Velva.Deepa
Delicious. I love the mix of flavours……
Great colors and a delicious mix of ingredients. I enjoy cauliflower, but seem to only prepare it a handful of ways. Thank you for another idea!
What a perfect use for cauliflower – deliciousmary x
This salad sounds wonderful!
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This looks fantastic – I'm looking for more salad recipes that use cauliflower.
A wonderful use of cauliflower and the flavors sound excellent.
Have been eating lots of cauliflowers lately, but mostly 'roasted'. Your salad looks delicious!
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I have been buying cauliflower a lot lately, thanks for the great idea to use some of it up!
That sure spices things up… sounds good!
such great flavors, and so many beautiful colors! definitely a salad for me!
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
Oh this salad looks so delicious! We grow our own herbs and then I dry them for use during the Winter months. I have all of the ones called for in this recipe so I am ready to make this asap!!
I remember celebrating Sukkot – and now it is Purim – and those festivals are so beautiful. This is similar to the reinforcement salad served by Italians for the Christmas holidays. It's hearty – doesn't wilt under dressings and you just keep adding to it (reinforcing it) during the week. Love this winter healthy treat.
I was so confused by the beginning of this post since Sukkot was in September and we're now all geared up for Purim/Passover! I had to do a double take on my calendar!
chow and chatter
this looks great must admit never had a cauliflower salad must try
cauliflower salad is a new one on me
We Are Not Martha
This could be a way to get my husband to eat cauliflower! He LOVES olives and everything else in here… I love the idea of this salad!Sues
I'm not usually a cauliflower girl, but I really like all of the other flavors going on in here, so I'm giving it a try!
i have never thought to cut up the cauliflower like that and use it with those ingredients. I love this salad so to speak. Great job
Miss Meat and Potatoes
I heart all of these flavors so much. Way to make cauliflower shine! Poor little under-loved veggie;)
We did not celebrate Sukkot last year, but I'm hopeful that we will this year. What an awesome-looking salad!
I like this because I think it would make my eyes wince from the sharp twang, which is a good thing!
What a delicious looking salad Velva! I love all the flavors in it!
What a great salad idea! I love raw cauliflower! I usually have a few bites before I roast it. You can't go wrong with those ingredients!!
Such a colorful dish. It looks wonderful.
Amy (Savory Moments)
This salad looks so delicious – I love the brininess from the olives in here and all the colors.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
The cauliflower salad sounds terrific and it is so colorful.
I've found myself eating a lot more cauliflower than usual lately. This salad is a great use for it. I love how you use Kalamata olives.
I love cauliflower, this looks great!