We’re getting down to the wire, kids! August is here. Already? But, I want summer and barbecue season to last forever! Let’s take advantage of it while we can. This salad is one for the books, and you can eat it all year long! When the BBQ gets put away just crack up the oven, and roast these bad boys for a very similar flavour profile. Delish!
Mediterranean Grilled Cauliflower Salad
- 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into steaks
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted (optional)
- 1 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. If you’re roasting the cauliflower, then 425F will do.
Coat the cauliflower steaks in a drizzle of EVOO, coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Place on a well-oiled grill, and cook for 5 minutes on either side. Then flip, cross-hatch and repeat. Remove from grill and break into florets, or dice. Let cool, slightly.
In a salad bowl, combine shallot, cucumber, grilled cauliflower, feta cheese, olives, chives, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and a touch more olive oil.
This is delicious on the side of grilled chicken, or a beautiful steak. I simply cannot get enough of grilled food!! Yum!