Spicy Marinated Cauliflower Salad


Simple cauliflower salad dressed in a homemade vinegar dressing that is a perfect side for a summertime BBQ, picnic, or potluck. My inspiration came from my love of giardiniera. Feel free to omit the crushed red pepper flakes for a non-spicy version.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium carrot, sliced

  • ½ medium red onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced

  • cup pimento-stuffed green olives, cut in half

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon freeze-dried dill

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine cauliflower, bell pepper, carrot, onion, celery, olives, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk vinegar, olive oil, garlic, dill, and crushed pepper flakes together in a small bowl until smooth. Pour dressing over the cauliflower mixture. Stir until evenly combined.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

70 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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