Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cauliflower Medley - 30 Days 30 Recipes - Day 16

After the wild goose chase I went on for the fat free ricotta in my Easy Cheese Lasagna review, I couldn't bear going around to all the stores in the area, so I made a couple substitutions.  For some reason the grocery store I normally go to does not carry jars of pimiento, just pimiento with olives.  So I went with that.  I also used light Italian dressing instead of fat free.  And was it green olives I was supposed to use?  I hope so!  Oh yeah,  I forgot to steam the cauliflower (recipe fail???).

So, was this recipe good?  Or did I ruin it with my substitutions and mistakes?

Even with the lack of clarity in the original recipe, my mistakes and substitutions, this salad was delicious.  I see no need to steam the cauliflower if you leave it in the fridge overnight.  I did use their suggestion of marinating it in the bag.  That worked really well.  Also, I quadrupled the recipe because I was planning on bringing it to a cookout.

I'm not entirely sure how it went over with everyone.  There was a lot left at the end of the party.  This salad has a strong green olive taste, so I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea.  If you like the flavor of green olives, as I do, you should give it a try.  Cauliflower is a very nutritious vegetable and this is a great way to add it to your diet.

Find the original recipe on page 6: 100 Favorite Weight Watchers Recipes.

Taste Score: 7
Ease of Preparation Score: 9

Cauliflower Medley


1 cup fresh cauliflower broken into florets
1/2 cup light Italian dressing (original recipe called for fat free)
2 tablespoons sliced, ripe olives (I used green)
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 4 -ounce jar pimientos, drained

Steam cauliflower, covered, for 10 minutes (I was rushing, apparently, and forgot, DUH!) until tender.  Do not let it get mushy.  Place all ingredients in a large zip-lock bag.  Mix gently and refrigerate at least 8 hours.  Pour into a bowl and serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Information:
Serves 4
One serving =
95 calories
5 grams fat
10 grams carb
1 gram fiber
1 gram protein

Weight Watchers POINTS - 2 
Weight Watchers Points Plus - 2
Weight Watchers Smart Points - 4

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