Mediterranean Cauli-Rice Salad

Light, Refreshing Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Salad

  • Author: Primal Peak


  • 1/4 cup kalamata (or green) olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (or cilantro), chopped
  • 1 roasted (or raw) yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 purple onion, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. raw honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  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.


A great side dish warm or cold! Add shredded chicken or thinly sliced steak for a complete meal.