Easy Cauliflower Salad is an old recipe that our families have been making for years! Light and delicious cauliflower salad marinated in a lemony vinaigrette with a touch of garlic and ripe black olives. Super quick and easy to make. It's a fantastic low calorie and low carb dish your family and friends will love!
The key ingredient in this recipe is the lemon and garlic infused with the cauliflower giving a very refreshing light citrus flavor. Served chilled as a side salad, cauliflower is known as an anti-cancer food which is really good for you! It is low in fat, high in fiber, along with Vitamin C and folate making this a very healthy salad for the whole family!
Here's a quick tip: Try not to over cook the cauliflower, it can get mushy very quickly and change the texture as a salad. It can be made 2 days ahead. Always serve chilled, it's great on hot summer nights.
Easy Cauliflower Salad
- 1 Cauliflower, small or medium size- cored and chopped
- 1 garlic clove- minced
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 + 1/2 fresh lemons- squeezed
- 1 tbsp. of fresh parsley - chopped
- Pinch of crushed red pepper
- 3/4 cup pitted ripe black olives -sliced
- Salt and pepper
Wash cauliflower, cored and chop into chunks.
In a large pot with 1 inch of water, add the cauliflower chunks and cover.
Steam them for 3-5 minutes. Remove and place into a salad bowl.
Do not over cook.
Add all the ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, allowing to marinate and serve.
Salad is even better when you marinate over night. Serve the next day chilled.