Cauliflower, Egg and Watercress Salad

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Cauliflower can be used to make an attractive winter salad. Ready-cut cauliflower sprigs packed in boxes are often on sale alongside whole cauliflower heads, usually they are cheaper and are ideal for this kind of recipe.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4–6 tablespoons prepared French dressing
  • 3


Remove the outer green leaves and break the cauliflower neatly into sprigs. Trim away any long pieces of stalk and add the sprigs to a pan of boiling salted water. Simmer for 8–10 minutes until the sprigs are tender but not broken. Test by piercing the stalks with the point of a sharp knife. Drain and place in a mixing basin. Pour over half the dressing while the cauliflower is still warm – thi