Cauliflower With Lime and Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

This delicious side dish has just a hint of heat from the red pepper flakes. If you like the flavors of lime, vinegar, red pepper, garlic and cilantro, you better make a double batch of this because it's addictive and goes fast. I found this in a friend's heart healthy cookbook, I think the author was Dr. Dean Ornish, and adapted it to our own tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blanch the cauliflower in the boiling water and then plunge into ice cold water to stop the cooking process, then drain well.
  2. Heat the lime juice, vinegar and red pepper flakes over low heat for just a few minutes, to soften the pepper flakes; don't boil it.
  3. Pour lime juice mixture over the cauliflower then add the garlic, cumin and cilantro and toss well.
  4. Let marinate in fridge or at room temp for 1 hour before serving.


Most Helpful

DELICIOUS!!! The lime brings out the nuanced flavor of each ingredient. The dish almost takes on a Mediterranean flavor due to the cumin. So easy to make and super inexpensive. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser and I will definitely be sharing this recipe. Thanks Hey Jude!

Queendawnita June 27, 2009

I made this ages ago and forgot to review it. I am really sorry. Amazing recipe and all the flavours go so well together. A definite keeper that I will make often. Thanks for posting and again apologies for late review.

Jewelies September 22, 2005

Can't believe that this recipe is not reviewed yet. I made it last night and the flavor is great. I made this as our salad but before it could marinate I had consumed half of it. I made this only with half a small cauliflower. The salt is not mentioned here but I added salt along with cumin.

daisy M April 25, 2005

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