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Cauliflower Couscous

Prep time 15 min
Cook time 15 min
Total time 30 min

Prep time 15 min
Cook time 15 min
Total time 30 min

About

Cauliflower rice is a concept that has been in the healthy eating world for quite a while. I have made a whole bunch of different cauliflower rice recipes, with everything from Asian flavors to Mexican flavors to Hawaiian flavors.

But nothing compares to this recipe that I accidentally created. Instead of shredding the cauliflower raw and then throwing it into a skillet for a few minutes, I started with a boiled head of cauliflower that resulted in plumper, softer rice—more like couscous. Wowsa! Both the flavor and the consistency blew me away—and the kids gobbled it down when I served grilled salmon fillets over it.

So, my friend, you see that it is so very possible to eat a diet that is lighter, filled with whole- some fiber, and void of the naughty stuff that gets us in trouble with our weight and health. I hope that you give this recipe a try really soon and that your family loves it.


Serves 6

2 heads cauliflower

1 zucchini, cut into matchsticks

4 carrots, cut into matchsticks

2 teaspoons lemon juice

¼ cup fresh parsley, minced

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper


Directions
1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim the leaves and stems from the cauliflower heads and place both heads in the boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the cauliflower with tongs and set aside until cooled.

2

In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, zucchini, carrots, and red onion. Sauté for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are golden and tender. Set aside.

3

Cut the cooled cauliflower heads into florets, then run them through the food processor fitted with the grating attachment. Transfer the shredded cauliflower to a large bowl and mix in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus the lemon juice, fresh parsley, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix in the sautéed veggies and serve. Enjoy!


Nutrition

Calories: 139
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Sodium: 313mg
Fiber: 12g
Protein: 8g
Sugar: 6g

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