Mediterranean Cauli-Rice Salad

 

Did you know that cauliflower is a very versatile substitute for rice?! This fun salad holds all the same flavors as a true rice salad, but with an extra punch of nutrition and fewer starchy carbs.

 

MediterraneanCauli-Rice

 

 

Mediterranean Cauli-Rice Salad
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup kalamata (or green) olives, pitted and sliced
  • ⅓ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil (or cilantro), chopped
  • 1 roasted yellow pepper, chopped
  • ¼ green or purple onion, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. raw honey (optional)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add olives, tomatoes, basil, roasted pepper, and onion to a large bowl.
  2. Using a food processor fitted with the grater attachment, add cauliflower florets to "rice."
  3. Heat a medium to large sauté pan over med/high heat. Add 2 tbsp. coconut oil to melt.
  4. Add riced cauliflower and pan fry until warm, tossing occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine lemon juice, garlic, cumin and paprika. Slowly whisk in olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove saute pan from heat and add vinaigrette. Toss with cauliflower.
  7. Add cauliflower to the large bowl and gently combine with other ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
A great side dish warm or cold! Add shredded chicken or thinly sliced steak for a complete meal.


 

 

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