Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Salad

Food is for celebrating…….

The Orthodox Jewish Community celebrates Sukkot, a Judaism version of Thanksgiving, celebrating life, community and the season’s bounty, with a seven-day festival.

During this celebration it is considered a good deed (Mitzvah) to open your home to guests.  One of the typical salads served, is this simple cauliflower salad.  A delicious briny mix of cauliflower, roasted red bell peppers, kalamata olives, scallions and lemon juice.  With a few fresh minced herbs such as oregano and marjoram and you have a salad that can serve a crowd.

Cauliflower Salad
Serves 12
Recipe from Saveur Magazine

2 cups thinly sliced cauliflower
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped scallions
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon marjoram, minced
1 teaspoon oregano, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Toss all the ingredients in a bowl let sit for 20 minutes to blend flavors.

32 thoughts on “Dirt to Table Experience: Cauliflower Salad

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  2. I remember celebrating Sukkot – and now it is Purim – and those festivals are so beautiful. This is similar to the reinforcement salad served by Italians for the Christmas holidays. It's hearty – doesn't wilt under dressings and you just keep adding to it (reinforcing it) during the week. Love this winter healthy treat.


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