I made this salad as a a side when I prepared lentils pilaf known as “Mujedereh.” Sorry don’t have any pics of the Mujadereh since I did not take any pictures the first time I made this… I will share it one of these days. We normally make cabbage salad on the side for Mujedereh, but since I did not have any cabbage at home, I used a cauliflower. The kids loved it too – they like eating veggies when they are in the raw stage rather than cooked.
This salad has no magic; it’s just different than having your everday salad. The below recipe is the basic foundation and can be altered in may ways. Since then, I have also gotten my mom hooked. In fact, in her version she added bell peppers, feta cheese, olives, onions and it came out perfect.
Don’t want to forget to mention that my daughter, Anabelle got me this salad bowl for my birthday. It’s so pretty, isn’t it?
Cauliflower & Cucumber Salad
- 1/2 of whole cauliflower florets, sliced thinly
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 cucumber, sliced thinly
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 lemon juice
- 3 tbsp, olive oil
Combine all of the above and toss together. Season to adjust flavors and serve.