Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Salad

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.



Cauliflower Salad
Serves 12
Recipe from Saveur Magazine



Ingredients:
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

Directions:
Toss all the ingredients in a bowl let sit for 20 minutes to blend flavors.

Enjoy!


32 comments:

rosaria williams said...

What a clever winter salad!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

More I see your colorful and healthy salad recipes, more I get inspired. Great preparation, Velva.

Deepa

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Delicious. I love the mix of flavours......

Michelle said...

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!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a perfect use for cauliflower - delicious
mary x

Pam said...

This salad sounds wonderful!

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T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This looks fantastic - I'm looking for more salad recipes that use cauliflower.

Michelle said...

A wonderful use of cauliflower and the flavors sound excellent.

Angie's Recipes said...

Have been eating lots of cauliflowers lately, but mostly 'roasted'. Your salad looks delicious!

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Dining Alone said...

I have been buying cauliflower a lot lately, thanks for the great idea to use some of it up!

Karen said...

That sure spices things up... sounds good!

teresa said...

such great flavors, and so many beautiful colors! definitely a salad for me!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

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!!

Claudia said...

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.

That Girl said...

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!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

this looks great must admit never had a cauliflower salad must try

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

cauliflower salad is a new one on me

We Are Not Martha said...

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

TKW said...

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!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

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 said...

I heart all of these flavors so much. Way to make cauliflower shine! Poor little under-loved veggie;)

Cucina49 said...

We did not celebrate Sukkot last year, but I'm hopeful that we will this year. What an awesome-looking salad!

Chris said...

I like this because I think it would make my eyes wince from the sharp twang, which is a good thing!

Reeni Pisano said...

What a delicious looking salad Velva! I love all the flavors in it!

Bill said...

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!!

Lynn said...

Such a colorful dish. It looks wonderful.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This salad looks so delicious - I love the brininess from the olives in here and all the colors.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

The cauliflower salad sounds terrific and it is so colorful.

Colynn O said...

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.

Frugal in WV said...

I love cauliflower, this looks great!

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