Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Tasty Salad: Marinated Cauliflower with Tuna, Capers and Garlic

Here's another winning dish from one of my favorite healthy foodies: Rose Shulman, who writes the "Recipes for Health" column for the NY Times.

She calls this CAULIFLOWER AND TUNA SALAD


Ingredients:
1 large or 2 small or medium cauliflowers, broken into small florets
1 5-ounce can water-packed light (not albacore) tuna, drained
1 plump garlic clove, minced or pure├ęd
1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or champagne vinegar
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions:
1. Place the cauliflower in a steaming basket over 1 inch of boiling water, cover and steam 1 minute. Lift the lid for 15 seconds, then cover again and steam for 5 to 8 minutes, until tender. Refresh with cold water, then drain on paper towels.
2. In a large bowl, break up the tuna fish and add the cauliflower.
3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together the garlic, parsley, capers, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add the cauliflower and toss together. Marinate, stirring from time to time, for 30 minutes if possible before serving. Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.
Makes 4-6 servings as a side dish, or starter

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