Some people like to eat their vegetables raw and mixed together ; the Raw Cauliflower Salad is one of those Greek salads that you can always make at home in a few minutes with our easy recipe and have a very nutritious, nice meal. The raw cauliflower salad recipe is simple and contains healthy ingredients you can find almost all year long.
The raw Cauliflower Salad is very rich, both taste-wise and nutrition-wise, and can be eaten as a main dish as well, especially if you want something lighter, but for people with a big appetite, this salad can be a nice addition to a light meat, grilled chicken for example.
Raw vegetables are usually enriched with salad dressings. Lemon-dill vinaigrette that we use in the recipe here, is basically a mixture of common Greek spices or herbs. Lemon is widely used in Greek cuisine, as well as dill. As with all salad dressings, the best results are achieved if the dressing is made earlier so that all ingredients had enough time to release their flavors and intermix.
Raw Vegetable Salad Recipe
- Black-Eyed Peas
- Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette (prepared in advance)
- Olive Oil (optional)
- Salt and pepper
Wash thoroughly all the raw ingredients. Cut the cauliflower in small pieces and chop radicchio in smaller chunks. Slice the radishes in rounds. Put the cauliflower, radicchio and radishes together in the salad bowl, mix slightly and add the prepared (broiled) black-Eyed Peas. If using canned peas, wash them well and dry before adding to the salad mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste and finally pour the Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette in abundance. If needed, add more olive oil.
Greek names of the ingredients of the Raw Cauliflower Salad
- Olive oil = elaiolado, ελαιόλαδο
- Salt = alati, αλάτι
- Radicchio = raditsio, ραντίτσιο
- Cauliflower: kounoupidi, κουνουπίδι
- Radishes: rapanakia, ραπανάκια
- Black-Eyed Peas: mavromatika fasolia, μαυρομάτικα φασόλια
- Lemon: lemoni, λεμόνι
- Dill: anithos, άνιθος