Saturday, February 7, 2015
Thoroughly Modern Mommy
Last week she made this salad for Go Getters at church. One of the ladies asked her to email her the recipe. I saw the email and asked her to forward it to me. I liked her style and wanted to share a bit of my mom with the world.
Here is the recipe for Cauliflower Salad--sort of!
2 pkgs. frozen cauliflower thawed and cooked (micro waved) for 3 minutes. Stir to make sure it is warmed through.
2 tsps. minced garlic
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup pitted olives -black or green
1 jar diced pimento-drained
2 tblsp. fresh parsley, chopped or 1 tblsp. dried
1/2 tsp dried oregano
pinch of red pepper flakes-to taste
salt and pepper to taste
dressing of choice
Toss all ingredients together, apply dressing to moisten well. Let marinate at room temperature at least 2 hours or overnight.
Now, I started with a perfectly good recipe, but I can never leave things as they are. I could have started with fresh cauliflower, but frozen is easier (and quicker). The recipe called for 2 tspns garlic, but we like garlic so I put in more. It called for olives, I started with black, then decided I didn't have enough so I put in some green ones. I could have used any kind of dressing. Our favorite is Sweet Vidalia Onion so that's what I used.
The point of all this, I guess, is that the cauliflower has very little flavor of it's own so you can pretty well make anyway you want it. Adjust amounts of seasonings! Add tomatoes! Shredded carrots! Anything! Go to town! It's all good!