Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Warm Cauliflower Salad

It was early Saturday morning and my "Honey Bunny" and I were watching the news before we started our day.Chef Marco Canora a restaurateur and cookbook author, was the featured Chef on the cooking segment. He prepared this Warm Cauliflower Salad with Caper Vinaigrette. We talked about how delicious  the salad would be and decided to try it... we were so excited about the salad I wanted to share it with you.
Warm Cauliflower Salad With Caper Vinaigrette
Prepare The Red Onion
Add The Warm Cauliflower and Vinaigrette
Warm Cauliflower Salad With Caper Vinaigrette
Chef Marco Canora
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
By Miz Helen
1 head cauliflowers
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
For The Vinaigrette
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped capers
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
pinch of salt
coarsely ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, season with salt until it tastes like the ocean
Add sliced red onion to a large mixing bowl. Boil cauliflower to your desired doneness, strain.
Add hot cauliflower to mixing bowl. Mix together all ingredients for vinaigrette and dress cauliflower and onion with vinaigrette, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm or at room temperature. It is important to dress while hot.
Recipe Tip
We had about 2 servings left over and I served it the next day for lunch, cold on a lettuce leaf. It was delicious. I am already planning on this as a cold summer salad for those great evening dinners on the patio.
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We were so happy to have you join us this evening to try our new discovery. We hope you will come back real soon to try more of our new food discoveries.
Peace and Joy


  1. What a delightfully different salad. I love the color that the onion adds to it.

  2. I love vegetable salads. Cauliflower is an undersused ingredient in my house; so thanks for this idea!

  3. Miz Helen, Your salad looks and sounds delightful! Simple too. Thank you for sharing it.
    Blessings, Beth

  4. Cauliflower is bland, but look delicious prepared this way! Have a great day Miz Helen!

  5. Miz Helen,
    This looks amazing. Perfect for a low carb side dish..

  6. I love cauliflower and this looks delicious, an interesting and tasty way of eating cauliflower! Thank you for sharing!

  7. This is an innovative must-try salad...perfect for weight watchers...thanks for sharing.

  8. I love how simple and tasty this looks! I think if I made it I would use less red onion as I'm not a huge raw onion fan, but other than that it looks fabulous!

  9. Oh my goodness, one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower, but better! Love that you added red onion and parsley to the salad.

  10. Ohmygosh yum!!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe! I love cauli raw AND cooked so this is a perfect new dish!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  11. Oh this sounds delicious. I have one of Marco Canora's cookbooks and love it. The caper vinaigrette sounds so good.

  12. Another great cauliflower recipe, thanks. I think cauliflower is over looked, to bad really, it is delicious.

  13. WAHOO! You made it! :)

    I am so happy! I am so glad you linked up!

    This looks wonderful!

    I will see you on Thursday as well.


  14. oh such a yummy salad.. so fresh.. thanks for sharing.

  15. Hello, featuring this lovely salad in my Wednesday post, thanks!

  16. I have never tried anything like this but it sounds divine. I love cauliflower!

  17. I've never tried a cauliflower salad before ... looking forward to trying it out!

  18. Miz Helen, thank you for sharing this wonderful salad with Cookbook Sundays, and I look forward to your return visit! Have a great day.

  19. Hi Miz Helen! Yum- your salad sounds great! (you know how much I love recipes with cauliflower!)
    Have a wonderful week and I will see you Thursday!

  20. Miz Helen thank you for posting a cauliflower recipe. I convinced my husband to plant cauliflower as well as broccoli in the garden this year and I am on the lookout for recipe to use it up this summer! This looks great!


  21. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next week is Father's Day Favortie Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!


  22. Miz Helen this salad is a hit! Thanks for sharing.


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