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Cold cauliflower salad is a great year-round salad filled with tender cauliflower, briny capers, meaty green olives and plenty of fresh parsley. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Cold Cauliflower Salad with Green Olives and Capers

Cold cauliflower salad is a great year-round salad filled with tender cauliflower, briny capers, meaty green olives and plenty of fresh parsley.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword cauliflower salad, italian cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 4 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted green olives
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Sherry Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard, such as country dijon
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Set out a bowl of ice water. Cook the cauliflower in a large pot of well salted water until tender, about 4-5 minutes, then plunge into the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and blot the cauliflower well with a cloth until dry.
  • In a large serving bowl, mix together the cauliflower, scallions, celery, olives, capers, and parsley.
  • Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the cauliflower and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Notes

  • Blanching the Garlic: If you prefer a milder garlic flavor, dip the garlic into the boiling water for the cauliflower for 30 seconds and then either mince or press the garlic for the dressing.
  • Where to Find Pitted Green Olives: Goya makes Pitted Unstuffed Cocktail Olives. Or you can use Mezzetta Pitted Castelvetrano Olives.
  • Sherry Vinegar: I couldn't find the brand I had been buying (Napoleon Sherry Vinegar) so I switched to Columela Sherry Vinegar. This vinegar has a really nice mellow flavor and it tastes great in a salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal