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Cauliflower Olive Salad

This colorful toss combines cauliflower and black and green olives with sweet peppers and red onion for a satisfying blend of flavors. The lemony vinaigrette coats the salad well and gives it a pleasing tartness. -Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 5 to 6 cups cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, optional
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, green pepper, olives, red pepper and onion if desired.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and pepper; gradually whisk in oil. Pour over vegetables and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 198 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 1, 2017

    This salad goes great with spaghetti and garlic bread!! Yum!! We like it!!

  • bonito15
    Sep 3, 2016

    Just made this for a Labor Day party and it is not only beautiful but oh so delicious - followed the recipe exactly and can't wait to serve it.

  • capassmore
    Nov 27, 2011

    I mae this salad several years ago whenit cae out in a Christmas issue of Taste of Home and we all loved and I lost it and just found it again on your website, I made it for athanksgiving potluck, every one loved it,and called the next day for the recipe. The only thing I changed was I didnt use sugar in the dressing because it didnt keep as well. The peppers broke down faster wih the sugar in it. Its a great winter salad,crunchy and delicious.

  • LaVaun
    Nov 28, 2005

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