Marinated Cauliflower and Carrot Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This recipe, as is, comes from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, 2008. Preparation time does not include the 8 hours need to marinate!

Top Review by jenne

Mine didn't turn out quite as expected. I did cook the cauliflower for about 2 minutes in the microwave because I wanted to make sure it ended up a little more limp. I also threw in some extra seasoning. I didn't think there was enough marinade to do the trick and the flavors could have been a bit more bold (the vinegar and onion stood out in my opinion, but it needed something else). I am glad I tried it though, as we are on a diet and it definitely fit the bill as far as calories are concerned!!! Note I tried it after 8 hours, then again on days 2, 3 and 4. The longer it sits, the better the flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small saucepan, bring vinegar, oil & water just to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, place cauliflower, bay leaf, garlic & lemon pepper in large heat-proof bowl.
  3. Add hot oil mixture to cauliflower mixture, then toss to combine.
  4. Cover & refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add carrot, onion, parsley & basil, then toss to coat.
  6. Cover & refrigerate another 2 hours.
  7. Before serving, discard bay leaf.

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