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Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Often mistaken for a grain, couscous is actually pasta made from small semolina seeds. This recipe ditches the carbs by creating a couscous-like texture using cauliflower. Enjoy this as a side dish or a large entrée, and feel free to skip the baking part to cut the cooking time in half. Cauliflower is equally delicious served raw!

Cauliflower 'Couscous' [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a small cauliflower head
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • A bunch of parsley or cilantro
  • A few mint leaves
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation

  1. Cover the raisins with water and let it soak for one hour (this step can be skipped if you prefer crunchy raisins).
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°F.
  3. Wash the cauliflower and remove the leaves. Cut the cauliflower into pieces. Put them in a food processor and process until you get the couscous look. Put in a bowl.
  4. Season with salt. Add olive oil and turmeric. Stir well.
  5. Transfer into a baking dish and place in oven for about 20-25 minutes. When the cauliflower starts to become golden-brown, remove from the oven.
  6. Chop the parsley, or cilantro, and mint. Mix all ingredients.
  7. Serve warm or cold.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Hi! I am Lera. I am a certified dietitian, an orthomolecular therapist and a freelance author. I live in the beautiful city of Amsterdam where I run my Terra & Luna practice. I help people to stay young, by which I mean maintaining for as long possible the optimal health, sharpness of mind and vigorous spirit. I absolutely love cooking! Please visit my website Terra e Luna for more recipes and blogs in the field of nutrition.


 

 



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8 comments on “Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Lynsanity Garaghty
10 Months Ago

Molly Pos


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Simon Simons
10 Months Ago

This looks soooo good :-)


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Amelia Cruz
10 Months Ago

Hugo Cruz Saiz


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Hugo Cruz Saiz
10 Mar 2016

I'll try it!

Amelia Cruz
10 Months Ago

Hugo Cruz Saiz


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Rod Lynn
10 Months Ago

Malloree Patterson


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Bitten Fynsk
10 Months Ago

Ninette - har du også prøvet det her?


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Wietske Berrevoets
10 Months Ago

Tess Huibregtse


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