Cauliflower rice is a popular gluten-free substitute for traditional rice that is not only healthier but also incredibly delicious and versatile. This low-carb alternative is made from grated or grounded cauliflower that resembles the texture of rice, making it a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy a nutritious meal without sacrificing taste. With its neutral flavour, cauliflower rice can be seasoned in a variety of ways. Whether you are following a gluten-free diet or simply looking to switch things up, cauliflower rice is a tasty and nutritious option that is definitely worth trying.
I hope you will enjoy this beautiful cauliflower taboulé recipe.
- 1 large cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
- 2 teaspoons of cumin powder
- salt & pepper
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch of fresh mint, finely chopped
- ½ cup of chopped almonds
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- 3 or 4 spoons of extra virgin olive oil
PREPARATION (serves 4)
- Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
- To make the dressing, place the lemon juice, mustard and oil in a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor, pulse until it resembles rice. Transfer to a large bowl, add the cumin, salt, pepper and oil. Mix to combine.
- Spread the cauliflower mixture on 2 large oven trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Cook, stirring halfway, until golden. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Toss the cauliflower with the mint, almonds and the dressing in a large bowl.
Cauliflower = Vit C, dietary fibres, potassium, vitamin B6 & some magnesium.
Almonds = fibres, proteins, magnesium, iron and potassium
Lemon = Vit C
Cumin = iron & magnesium
Fresh mint = Vit C & A, iron & calcium, mint may also aids with digestion.
Tip to choose a cauliflower: look for a firm head, make sure the surface is white