Surprise Salad Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy++


 Calf brain2 (1 Pair)
 Cauliflower1 Small
 Hard boiled eggs4
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
 Parsley sprigs1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
 Olive oil6 Tablespoon
 Wine vinegar3 Tablespoon
 Dijon mustard2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Lemon1 , juiced

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2459 Calories from Fat 1718

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 192 g295.9%

Saturated Fat 39.4 g197.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 12866.3 mg

Sodium 3426.3 mg142.8%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 21.4 g85.8%

Sugars 23.1 g

Protein 136 g272.4%

Vitamin A 120.1% Vitamin C 872.6%

Calcium 42.6% Iron 135%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Soak 1 pair calves brains in 1 1/2 pints water and only 1 tablespoon vinegar for 3 hours.
Gently skin the brains and soak in lukewarm water for 20 minutes, changing the water at least once to remove all of the blood.
Blanch in the water and vinegar, simmer, but do not boil, for 20 minutes.
Remove from water carefully, cool and store in refrigerator in a covered container overnight.
Remove the leaves from 1 small head of cauliflower.
Soak head down in salted water for 10 minutes.
Place it, head up, in 1 inch of boiling water mixed with the juice of 1 lemon.
Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 12 to 15 minutes.
When cool break into flowerets.
Put in a covered container in refrigerator.
To serve.
Slice the brain.
Slice 4 hard-boiled eggs.
Arrange alternate slices of brains and eggs around the edge of a serving dish.
In the centre arrange a mound of the flowerets surrounded by thin slices of tomato.
Pour over a vinaigrette made of 6 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Shake well in a screw-topped jar before mixing in the salad.
Decorate with a few sprigs of parsley around the edge of the dish and sprinkle with chopped parsley.