Cauliflower in Tomato Sauce (Kounoupithi Yahini)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another find from a cookbook given to me many years ago, by my wonderful Mother. The recipe states -- The tomato sauce for this popular Greek dish can be deliciously thickened with fresh or soured cream.


  1. Heat the oil and fry the onions until they are golden brown, add the garlic and stir well.
  2. Combine the tomato juice with the water and add to the pan with the salt, pepper and parsley. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil.
  3. Add the cauliflower flowerets cook until tender. Remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon and serve hot.
  4. Serve sauce separately, thickened with cream if you like.
Most Helpful

This is a great way to prepare cauliflower! Nice flavor and nothing overpowering, it would make a great side dish for pretty much anything. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT9, The Apron String Travelers

loof July 21, 2013

I made this for lunch today and it came out really good. I did add some more heat to it (Tabasco) and if I had thought about it, I would have added some vodka and made it a greek bloody mary served in a really tall glass with a long spoon! LOL :-)

Member #610488 July 21, 2013

This was an interesting way to prepare cauliflower. I thought the addition of the tomato juice gave the cauliflower a Greek flavor to the dish. I think that the dish might benefit from a little more spice than just garlic and parsley. Made for ZWT9

morgainegeiser July 18, 2013