Cauliflower and Olives (Greece)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This unusual cauliflower recipe comes from the 1995 cookbook Greek Cooking. Green olives can be substituted for the black ones, if desired.

Top Review by Rita~

My water and lemon came to 3/4 of a cup, in which I added 1/4 cup paste to blend in. I did saute the onions and cauliflower together, never removing the cauliflower, added the water paste mixture and cooked till tender in a covered pot. 1 onion was perfect, I did half then slice into half moons. Using 2 teaspoons dried parsley. I did skip the salt no need with the olives. Did add garlic! Simmered with a lid on for 30 minutes till perfect crunch and tenderness. Thanks for the healthy yummy goodness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim leaves from cauliflower & remove the core, then cut into medium, even-sized pieces.
  2. In a large skillet heat oil & saute cauliflower 1-2 minutes, then remove cauliflower.
  3. To the skillet add onion & cook to soften.
  4. Add water & lemon juice to skillet, then bring to boil.
  5. Return cauliflower to skillet & cook until tender.
  6. Remove cauliflower to serving dish, then add tomato paste to liquid in the skillet, boiling to reduce.
  7. Pit olives, then chop them roughly & add to the skillet.
  8. Pour heated sauce over cauliflower & sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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