Are you someone that loves finding new ways to make old favorites? Have you gotten on board with switching your rice and pasta out for cauliflower? Well, I have, and let me just say I am loving the switch and especially this Cauliflower Couscous Recipe.

This delicious salad has become a staple in my home. I like to have it on hand as an easy lunch, or to spruce up a bed of greens. The flavors really compliment each other and make it a salad I crave. This Cauliflower CousCous is super light but packs a big punch of superfoods. I highly recommend making it and seeing what your taste buds think of it.

Cauliflower Couscous Recipe

  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower or 2 bags Trader Joe’s Fresh Cauliflower Rice
  • 3 Tb Avocado Oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 Tb chopped unsweetened Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tb minced Basil
  • 1 Tb minced Cilantro
  • 4 Green Onions finely sliced
  • Zest & juice of 1 Lemon
  • Cracked Black Pepper & Sea Salt

Cauli CousCous Prep

  • Place Avocado Oil and garlic in pan on medium heat and saute until aromatic. Add Cauliflower to the pan and saute for 10 minutes until fully cooked, remove from heat & place in bowl. Add chopped cherries, minced herbs & sliced green onions. Toss ingredients and finish with zest of lemon, the lemon juice and crack salt & pepper. Toss one more time & allow to sit for 10-20 minutes to really allow the flavors to mingle.

This CousCous is one of my favorites to make as a side or even place it on a bed of arugula as a green salad. The flavors just come together so well and really make this CousCous delicious and filling.

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Gorgeous bowl of cauliflower couscous filled with herbs, dried fruit and lemon zest.

Cauliflower CousCous

Cauliflower CousCous chocked full of herbs, dried fruit and lemon zest.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

Cauliflower CousCous

  • 1 Head Large Cauliflower or 2 bags TJ's Fresh Riced Cauliflower
  • 3 Tb Avocado Oil
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 Tb Unsweetened Dried Cherries
  • 1 Tb Minced Basil
  • 1 Tb Minced Cilantro
  • 4 pieces Green Onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 Lemon ( using zest & juice)
  • 1 Cracked Black Pepper & Sea Salt

Instructions
 

Cauliflower CousCous Prep

  • Place Avocado Oil & garlic in pan on medium heat and saute until aromatic.
  • Add cauliflower to the pan and saute for 10 minutes until fully cooked, remove from heat & place in bowl.
  • Add chopped cherries, minced herbs & sliced green onions & toss all together to incorporate into CousCous.
  • Add zest & juice of lemon. cracked black pepper and sea salt and toss all ingredients again to make sure everything is mixed in.
  • Allow CousCous to sit for 10-20 minutes to have the flavors start to mingle together and the flavors merge.

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