Easiest Way to Make Tasty Cauliflower "couscous"

Cauliflower "couscous". Of course nothing beats true, steamed to perfection, durum wheat couscous. But for those of us avoiding wheat, cauliflower couscous is a tasty and practical solution. Making cauliflower couscous couldn't be easier.

Cauliflower "couscous" Mimic the texture and appearance of couscous by pulsing cauliflower in a food processor until crumbly. When it's combined with so many colorful companions, no one will know this recipe is lower in carbs! Thaw on the counter for a few minutes before using or cooking. You can cook Cauliflower "couscous" using 6 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Cauliflower "couscous"

  1. It’s 1 cup of Sun-dried tomatoes.
  2. Prepare 4 cup of Cauliflower "couscous".
  3. It’s 2 clove of Garlic.
  4. Prepare 1 tbsp of Olive oil.
  5. Prepare 1 cup of Thinly sliced leaks.
  6. You need 1 of as needed Salt and pepper.

Thaw on the counter for a few minutes before using or cooking. This Cauliflower "Couscous" is a ridiculously simple, low carb, all natural gluten-free substitute for couscous, rice and mashed potatoes. It's also a great side dish to have on hand during Passover, when grains are off the menu. I've been serving this for several years as a side dish whenever we want to slim down.

Cauliflower "couscous" step by step

  1. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it has the consistency of couscous.
  2. Sauté garlic and leaks in olive oil in a frying pan over medium/low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Drain and chop sun dried tomatoes and add to pan, cooking until leeks are soft.
  4. Add cauliflower "couscous" and cook until warmed through and softened.
  5. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Recipe adapted from a house in the hills blog..

We swap in richly spiced cauliflower "rice" for semolina in this nutritious and gluten-free take on couscous. Serve it as a side for grilled vegetables or meats or hearty stews like Easy Lamb. Full of spices and charred roasted vegetables, this Moroccan-style 'couscous ' from Karen uses cauliflower for a low-carb version. The cauliflower couscous can be topped with spicy sausages as Karen does here, or with other grilled meats or with halloumi or feta for a veggie version. Here, the cauliflower is finely chopped so it resembles couscous and will absorb other flavors.