Saffron Pickled Cauliflower

Saffron Pickled Cauliflower
Staff Writer
Ian Kapitan

Saffron Pickled Cauliflower

This decadent pickling recipe adds an exotic twist to an overlooked vegetable.

9
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Teaspoon saffron
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seed
  • 2 Teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 bulb fennel, julienned
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon pickling salt

Directions

Heat the canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the mustard seed and coriander seed to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Next, add the ginger and garlic to the pan. Cook these spices, stirring until the oil colors and the spices are fragrant but have no color. Add the cauliflower florets and fennel to the pan and toss to coat.

In a lidded plastic container, combine the water, rice wine vinegar, cider vinegar, sugar, and pickling salt. Shake to combine.

Once the cauliflower is slightly tender, about 2 minutes, add it to a glass jar. Pour the pickling liquid over the cauliflower, filling to the top of the jar. Cool, chill, and store the pickles for 1 week to allow the flavors to develop thoroughly.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
31µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
135mg
9%
Water
37g
1%

Saffron Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Saffron Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.