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Marinated Cauliflower

How to make the best marinated cauliflower - This simple and easy recipe uses red wine vinaigrette salad dressing to soak cauliflower and give it a sweet and tangy flavor! Great on salads or as a side dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Marinating time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6 people
Calories 144 kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bottle red wine vinaigrette or 2-3 cups of homemade red wine vinaigrette


  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and put them into a bowl with a lid that seals tightly.
  • Pour in enough red wine vinaigrette to mostly cover the cauliflower.
  • Seal the bowl shut, and put it in the refrigerator.
  • Every 12 hours, turn the bowl upside down.
  • After about 48 hours, the cauliflower will be ready to eat.


We've left this sit for as long as 4 days, and the cauliflower soaked up so much of the vinaigrette that it turned pink. That was amazing, our best batch ever. In this house, it almost never lasts long enough to turn pink.
If you don't let the cauliflower marinate for at least 24 hours, it will pretty much taste like cauliflower with salad dressing. The vinaigrette takes a couple of days to really soak in.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 1719mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 277mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg
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