Marinated Cauliflower Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating


12 servings

Updated: May. 23, 2023
I often serve this as an appetizer alongside a meat and cheese tray. But it can also be a side dish. —Stephanie Hase, Lyons, Colorado
Marinated Cauliflower Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


  1. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, oil and water just to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, place next 5 ingredients in a large heatproof bowl. Add hot vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 6 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add carrot, onion, parsley and basil; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours longer. Discard bay leaf. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 58 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.