Syrian Pickled Cauliflower
Photograph by Leigh Olson
Pickled cauliflower might be new to you, but it is a common breakfast food in Israel, along with cheese, hummus, labneh (yogurt cheese), pita bread, and crunchy salads of cucumbers and tomatoes. Like pickled turnips, pickled cauliflower is a staple of Middle Eastern meze spreads. It is a particular specialty of Syrian Jews, who are famous for their culinary prowess. This recipe is straightforward and simple, to highlight the flavor of the cauliflower. The beet is present mostly to add color.