Rinforzo cauliflower salad
Insalata di rinforzo
All Italian cookbooks seem to present a version this cauliflower salad, which is originally part of Neapolitan Christmas traditions.
Some say it gained its name from being served as part of the traditionally modest, fish-based meal on Christmas Eve, where a hungry family needed a hearty vegetable as reinforcement. Others claim the name refers to the practice of stretching the salad over Christmas by adding new vegetables and fish like salted cod or baccala to the leftovers every day until New Year.
Both ways it’s a tasty cooked salad. Even when served at other times of year, whenever and whereever the cauliflower is in season.