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Cauliflower, Broccoflower and Frisée Salad with Olives
© Beatriz Da Costa

Cauliflower, Broccoflower and Frisée Salad with Olives

  • SERVINGS: 8
  • BASIC-EASY
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  2. Salt
  3. 2 hard-cooked eggs, yolks separated from the whites
  4. 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  5. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  6. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Freshly ground pepper
  8. 1 pound broccoflower or broccoli, cut into florets and very thinly sliced lengthwise
  9. 1 pound cauliflower, cut into florets and very thinly sliced lengthwise
  10. 4 cups frisée or yellow escarole
  11. 4 scallions, white and tender green parts, thinly sliced
  12. 2 cups thinly sliced celery hearts and leaves
  13. 1 European cucumber—halved, seeded and coarsely chopped
  14. 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  15. 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  16. 1/2 cup Spanish green olives, pitted, or pimiento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise (2 ounces)
  17. 2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed
  1. In a mortar, puree the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the egg yolks and pound until smooth. Stir in the sherry vinegar and mustard and transfer to a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the broccoflower, cauliflower, frisée, scallions, celery, cucumber, parsley, bell pepper, olives and capers. Add the dressing and toss well. Finely dice the egg whites, scatter them over the salad and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Look for a wine that will provide a counterpoint to this crunchy salad. Try a dry California rosé.