Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad

Here is another amazing raw recipe that takes minutes to prepare but tastes incredible. The sweet of the balsamic vinegar with the tang of the apple cider vinegar... it just works! Here's the recipe. Click on pic to enlarge.

Salad
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower diced or processed in food processor (remove anything that isn't white)
  • 3/4 Cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 sprigs of diced mint leaves (remove leaves from stems, discard stems)
  • 1/2 Cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 4 chopped green onions (include the green tops)
  • Combine above ingredients. Set aside.

Dressing

  • 3 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dill
Taste dressing before combining with the salad to be sure it has the sweet/sour to your liking. I found that because my cauliflower head was a little on the big side, I needed to add a little more apple cider vinegar to make it a little more sour. If you like your dressing to be a little more sweet, add a pinch more balsamic vinegar. All the dressing measurements should be adjusted to taste. Combine dressing and cauliflower mixture. Serve.

*** Recipe is a FitterTwit original adapted from Rawvolution's Cauliflower Couscous recipe.

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