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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; dietary fiber 4.5g 18% DV; sugars 4.1g; fat 7.9g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 77.1IU 2% DV; vitamin c 90.7mg 151% DV; folate 88.2mcg 22% DV; calcium 36.1mg 4% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 19.9mg 7% DV; potassium 291.9mg 8% DV; sodium 130.4mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
Refreshing and tasty! A great alternative to salads when you want to eat vegetables in the hot humid summer heat. Capers and garlic gives this bland vegetable a much needed kick. I enjoy well seasoned food so I added and blended an anchovies filet to the olive oil (also increased the amount of olive oil to my taste or- 1 Tbsp.). Very tasty! Pros: Easy to make and only a few ingredients Cons: Capers and garlic are really what gives bland cauliflower a kick so they should not be skipped Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We tried this without the capers I don't really care for them it was not good...don't know if that is the difference or not we won't make it again. Sue Mountain Home ID Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Incredible! I've been looking for some new ways to prepare veggies for dinner sides and love cauliflower so I thought I'd give this one a try. My boyfriend doesn't care for capers so I left them out and it turned out just AWESOME! It was so refreshing and unique would be the perfect salad to bring to a summer get together. I let my coworkers try it the next day and they hounded me for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My college student came home after finals and before summer session I told her I was trying some new healthy recipes. This turned out to be a new favorite. We love it and it is wonderfully healthy and cool for a hot summer day. Kaye Greenville SC Read More