Raw Cauliflower Couscous Recipe

Looking for an easy Raw Cauliflower Couscous recipe? Learn how to make Raw Cauliflower Couscous using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by astar13

Makes 6 servings



Couscous! The food so nice, they named it twice. Except this isn?t couscous. It?s cauliflower in a funny little disguise. From first glances this looks like a lovely grain salad with some chopped herbs, a bit of seasonal fruit and a sunny yellow curry dressing. But up close it?s a jumble of the teeniest cauliflower florets you could ever imagine mixed up with all of those great things. Neat, huh? I actually love eating cauliflower this way, it?s nice and crisp and kind of tricks me into eating more crucifers, the health all star of the veg world. Typically I roast it, but this dish is just too much fun

Recipe Ingredients for Raw Cauliflower Couscous

1 head, medium (5-6" dia) Cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped Green Onions
0.5 cup fresh Parsley
1 oz Mint
1 Apple Apples
1.5 tbsp Poppy Seed
1 tsp Garam Masala
1.5 tsp Curry Powder
4 tbsp White Wine Vinegar, Organic
1.5 tbsp Agave Nectar
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Recipe Directions for Raw Cauliflower Couscous

  1. raw cauliflower couscous with curry vinaigrette, apples, grapes and herbs

  2. inspired by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein?s raw

  3. serves: 6-8

  4. notes: I just break the florets up by hand and rough chop them, but if you trim most of the stem off, you could probably just blitz them in the food processor and get the same effect. Garam masala is in the salad ingredients because it is traditionally used as a finishing spice.

  5. vinaigrette:

  6. 1.5 tbsp curry powder

  7. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  8. 1.5 tbsp agave nectar

  9. salt and pepper

  10. scant 1/2 cup grape seed oil

  11. salad:

  12. 1 small head cauliflower, leaves trimmed off

  13. 2 green onions, white and green parts sliced thin

  14. 3 sprigs of parsley, leaves chopped fine

  15. 1 sprig of mint, leaves chopped fine

  16. 1 apple, small dice

  17. 1 cup grapes, halved (I used a concord-style grape)

  18. 1.5 tbsp poppy seeds

  19. 1 tsp garam masala

  20. salt and pepper

  21. Make the vinaigrette: place the curry powder, white wine vinegar, agave nectar salt and pepper in a blender. Blend that up for two seconds just to dissolve the salt. Add the oil all at once. Turn the blender on again to combine evereything into one homogenous mixture. Set aside.

  22. Make the cauliflower couscous: break the cauliflower into florets. Trim off as much of the stem as you can. Break up the florets as small as you can and chop roughly to make pieces as uniformly sized as possible. Place into a large bowl. Alternatively, you could use the food processor method described above.

  23. Add the vinaigrette, green onions, parsley, mint, apple, grapes, poppy seeds and garam masala to the cauliflower. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 160.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
37mg
2%
Potassium
341mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
13.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 6% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
88% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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