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.