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Flash Fried Greek Cauliflower with Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese

Flash Fried Cauliflower with Kalamata Olives, Lemon, Feta Cheese
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: caulfilower, flash fried cauliflower
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts



  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup avocado oil you may not need all of it
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese see notes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or small amount dried finely chopped
  • 1 squeeze lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven or frying pan. You will want to have a spatter lid.
  • You can use a deep fryer and a lot more oil to do a quicker flash fry, but I don't find that practical for a home cook, and this will get the same results.
  • Add in cauliflower pieces. Oil should cover at least half of the cauliflower.
  • Add salt. Don't add any other ingredients until you remove cauliflower.
  • Turn over when browned.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Add to dish. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper (at your discretion for heat), spices of your choice, and top with chopped nuts, golden raisins and parsley.
  • Top with parsley. Serve immediately.
  • Add kalamata olive, crumbled feta cheese
  • Garnish with oregano and parsley.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


  • Toss cauliflower pieces in olive oil, salt, pepper.
  • Air fry in batches at 400 degrees f. until golden.
  • Toss with kalamata olives, oregano, feta cheese.
  • Season with salt and Pepper.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Sprinkle with crushed red pepper if you want more heat.


If you don't want to flash fry, you can sautè in olive oil, until golden. You can also choose to roast cauliflower. 
To roast: set oven to 400 degrees F. 
Toss cauliflower with olive oil. Season with salt. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.