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Savory Cruciferous Salad

Savory Cruciferous Salad

If you’d like a delicious way to get more cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies into your diet, this heavenly salad with steamed cauliflower and hard-cooked eggs napped in a tangy olive oil and mustard vinaigrette is the answer to your prayer!


1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons capers, well-drained


1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

1. Steam the cauliflower florets over boiling water until tender, around 15 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

2. Place cauliflower in a large salad bowl, add eggs, shallots, and capers, and toss gently to combine.

3. Whisk the vinaigrette in a small bowl until thickened, then pour over salad, tossing gently to coat. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 4 to 6.

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Inspired by Twelve Months of Monastery Salads, by Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila Latourette (Harvard Common Press, 2004).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:53PM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Sounds good,thanks for sharing

11:30AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

Thanks Annie.

7:52AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

This sounds delicious! Thanks!

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11:03AM PST on Feb 3, 2010

Thanks for the info.

3:15AM PST on Feb 3, 2010

Thanks for the information

12:43AM PST on Feb 3, 2010

Thank you, this sounds very nice.

3:05AM PST on Jan 28, 2010

thanks,.. a must try

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