Sicilian Cauliflower Salad


50 min

Sicilian Cauliflower Salad

Sicilian Cauliflower Salad Photo 1


50 min


4 persons




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Author: Antonina Blum

This Sicilian salad will definitely appeal to lovers of healthy cauliflower recipes. Cauliflower, cooked to the state of al dente, which is so popular in Italian cuisine, is a harmonious duet with sweet raisins and lemon juice-based dressing. Serve this salad slightly warm or completely chilled.


  • cauliflower : 350 g
  • bay leaf : 2 piece
  • salt : 0.5 tsp
  • raisins : 75 g (light)
  • red wine : 75 ml (Marsala)
  • black olives : 150 g (pitted)
  • parsley : 4 sprigs
  • olive oil : 30 ml
  • lemon juice : 1 Tbsp
  • green onion : 2 piece
  • cedar nuts : 25 g

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare ingredients. 
    Rinse the cabbage thoroughly, divide into small florets and dry. Wash and dry the greens (parsley and onion stalks). Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon. Rinse the raisins with hot water and dry.

    Sicilian Cauliflower Salad Photo 2
  2. Put cauliflower in a pan, pour cold water so that it completely covers the cabbage, salt and add bay leaves. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Boil the cabbage for 1-2 minutes after boiling. Throw cabbage on a sieve, discard bay leaves.

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  3. While the cauliflower is boiled, put the raisins in a small dipper and pour Marsala. Instead of Marsala, you can use any fortified wine or replace it with water. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat.

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  4. Prepare a salad dressing: finely chop the white part of the green onion stalks (can be replaced with shallots or onions). In a small bowl combine lemon juice, chopped onion and gradually pour in olive oil, beating the mixture with a fork until smooth.

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  5. In a bowl with still warm cauliflower add Marsala with raisins and pour the dressing. Mix.

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  6. Add olives and mix again. Leave a bowl of salad for at least 30 minutes so that it is completely cooled to room temperature.

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  7. Meanwhile, in a dry skillet, brown the cedar nuts and chop the parsley. In a bowl with cauliflower add cedar nuts and parsley. Mix everything.

    Sicilian Cauliflower Salad Photo 8

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