Chilled Cauliflower a La Grecque

"From a daily cookbook but I pulled it out and tossed the book a long time ago. It says that blanching takes the "bite" out of the cauliflower. Chilling the cauliflower longer, only enhances the flavor. For me the radishes are optional because I'm not fond of them. Note: There is a 3 hour marination so you can make at least 3 hours ahead of serving."
photo by averybird photo by averybird
photo by averybird
Ready In:
3hrs 25mins




  • In a large saucepan, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, basil, and garlic. Simmer while you prepare the cauliflower.
  • In a large saucepan, parboil the cauliflower in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Add cauliflower to dressing in saucepan. Toss to coat. Take off the heat and place in a bowl.
  • Set aside to marinate for 1 hour at room temperature, then chill for 2 hours.
  • Before serving, add parsley, onion, radishes, feta, and olive. Toss well.
  • To serve, cover a large platter with spinach and with a slotted spoon, put the salad on top of the greens in the center of the platter. Pour remaining dressing over spinach and serve immediately.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Wonderful salad, very light and fresh. I loved the lemon juice in the marinade and added extra wedges on the side for serving. Serving with Recipe #249748 in our lunches all week. Thank you, Oolala.


<p>I've collected recipes since I was a teen. After all these years I'm trying to get all my index cards and clippings, that still sound interesting to me, posted here so that I can find them and eventually make them! <br /> <br />I've posted some of my Mom's recipes. I regret not having paid more attention to my Grandmothers' cooking. They made some dishes that I miss and there were/are no recipes for them. <br /> <br />I have a wonderful DH and 2 wonderful sons. They are thrilled that I found this site since they directly benefit from it! Before finding 'Zaar, I was less of a cook and more of a recipe collector but now I try many more things and we're having more fun in the kitchen (at least I am)! <br /> <br />Thanks for all your ratings, comments and help in the forums AND for posting so many great recipes. You've enhanced my cooking skills and expanded my horizons! I've learned so much. <br /> <br />For fun, I also like to read fiction, travel, see movies and shows, shop (and I love to browse thrift shops and rummage/garage sales for cookbooks, etc.). <br /> <br />The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star Brillat-Savarin</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes