Cauliflower Piquante Recipe with Vegetable Oil and Cider Vinegar

Cauliflower Piquante

Cauliflower Piquante Recipe with Vegetable Oil and Cider Vinegar
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Cauliflower Piquante
Cauliflower Piquante

Cauliflower Piquante is a delicious and tangy dish that is perfect for those looking for a flavorful and healthy side dish. This recipe combines the natural sweetness of cauliflower with the tanginess of cider vinegar and the earthy flavor of dill. It is a great way to add some variety to your vegetable dishes and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


Cauliflower Piquante is a classic recipe that has been enjoyed for generations. The combination of cauliflower, vinegar, and dill has been a popular flavor profile in many cuisines around the world. This dish is a great way to showcase the versatility of cauliflower and is a perfect side dish for any meal.


How to prepare

  1. Steam the cauliflower until it is crisp-tender.
  2. Combine it with the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Stir the mixture to coat the cauliflower.
  4. Let it stand at room temperature before serving.
  5. If you have made it in advance, refrigerate it after marinating for 1 hour.


  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the marinade.
  • You can also add some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to steam the cauliflower until it is crisp-tender to ensure that it retains its texture and flavor.

- Marinating the cauliflower in the vinegar and oil mixture for at least 1 hour will allow the flavors to meld together and create a more delicious dish.

- Feel free to adjust the amount of dill and pepper to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Cauliflower Piquante can be served as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish. It also pairs well with rice or quinoa.

Cooking Techniques

Steaming the cauliflower ensures that it retains its nutrients and texture while still being cooked through.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use white vinegar or red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar.

- Fresh dill can be substituted with dried dill, but use half the amount.

Make Ahead Tips

This dish can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with some fresh dill sprigs or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Cauliflower Piquante pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 6g

- Dietary Fiber: 2g

- Sugars: 2g


- Total Fat: 14g

- Saturated Fat: 1g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 2g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 48mg

- Vitamin K: 16mcg

- Potassium: 288mg


This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.


This dish is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Cauliflower Piquante is a flavorful and healthy side dish that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. With its tangy marinade and crisp-tender cauliflower, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the joy I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Cauliflower Piquante. It was many years ago when I was just a young girl, still learning the ins and outs of cooking from my own grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, always experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, and she passed that love of cooking down to me.

I first learned about Cauliflower Piquante from a dear friend of my grandmother's, Mrs. Jenkins. She was a lively woman with a twinkle in her eye and a passion for spicy foods. One day, she invited us over for dinner and served us the most delicious dish I had ever tasted - Cauliflower Piquante. It was a simple yet flavorful dish that combined the earthy taste of cauliflower with the zing of vinegar and the heat of chili peppers.

I begged Mrs. Jenkins for the recipe, and she gladly shared it with me. As she dictated the ingredients and instructions, I eagerly wrote them down in my tattered old recipe book, eager to try it out for myself. From that day on, Cauliflower Piquante became a staple in my cooking repertoire.

The recipe called for a head of cauliflower, chopped into florets and blanched in hot water. Then, I would sauté some onions and garlic in olive oil until they were golden brown and fragrant. Next, I would add in some chopped tomatoes, a splash of vinegar, and a handful of sliced chili peppers. The mixture would simmer on the stove until the cauliflower was tender and infused with all the delicious flavors.

I loved the way the heat of the chili peppers contrasted with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the tang of the vinegar. It was a dish that woke up my taste buds and left me craving more with every bite. I would often make it for family gatherings, potlucks, and dinner parties, always receiving rave reviews from everyone who tried it.

Over the years, I made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding in some spices like cumin and coriander for extra depth of flavor. I also started roasting the cauliflower in the oven before adding it to the sauce, giving it a slightly charred and caramelized taste that was simply irresistible.

As I grew older and my own children started families of their own, I passed down the recipe for Cauliflower Piquante to them, along with all the other recipes I had collected over the years. I watched with pride as they made the dish for their own loved ones, adding their own twists and variations to make it their own.

Now, as I sit here in my cozy kitchen, surrounded by the aroma of simmering spices and bubbling pots, I can't help but feel grateful for the joy that cooking has brought into my life. It has been a source of comfort, creativity, and connection with others, and I am so thankful for all the wonderful recipes and memories that I have collected along the way.

Cauliflower Piquante will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the day I first discovered its magic and the many happy meals shared with loved ones around the table. Cooking has been my passion and my joy, and I hope that my children and grandchildren will continue to cherish it as much as I do. After all, the true beauty of cooking lies in the sharing of flavors, stories, and love with those we hold dear.


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