Pickled Cauliflower (Coliflor Encurtido)

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Karen Hursh Graber


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cummin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. dried or fresh cilantro (I think fresh is better)

How to Prepare:

Break the cauliflower into small pieces and blanch in boiling water for 3 or 4 minutes.

Immediately drain and place in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain the cauliflower when it is cool and set it aside in a bowl.

Heat together with the other ingredients (trust your own judgement and use more or less depending on the size of the cauliflower)

Pour over the cooled, drained cauliflower and marinate at least for one hour. You can serve immediately or it will keep for a few days because of the vinegar and pepper which are both natural preservatives.

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2008
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