Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Total Time: 1 hour
Prep Time: 25 minutes (including cauliflower-cooking time)
To Make Ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.
The salty, lemony and spicy flavors make each cauliflower floret "pop" in your mouth. This chilled salad is a great accompaniment for a sandwich, grilled meats or even pot roast.
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 lemon, zested (2 teaspoons) and juiced (2 tablespoons)
- 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets, (about 1 head), cooked until tender-crisp (see Tip)
- Whisk garlic, capers, oil, vinegar, crushed red pepper, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl. Add cauliflower to the bowl and toss to coat. Chill the salad for 30 minutes, or overnight. Serve cold.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Tip: To cook florets: In a steamer basket, cover and steam 8 to 10 minutes for tender-crisp or 15 minutes for very tender. Or microwave, covered, with 1/4 cup water for 2 to 4 minutes for tender-crisp or 3 to 5 minutes for tender. A 2-pound head of cauliflower yields about 8 cups bite-size florets.
Per serving: 113 calories; 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 5g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 6 g fiber; 158 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, and has a modest amount of calcium.
Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- High Fiber
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Sodium
- Heart Healthy
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- Fourth of July
- Dish Type(s)
- Side Dishes
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