This Memorial holiday weekend was spent catching up on me time! I finished a project sanding and staining a couch & chair for my covered patio. I read a chapter in a book I am determined to finish. I added a few blogs to my Reader preferences in Word Press. Lastly, I watered my neighbor’s flowers praying they will recover from my forgetfulness.
Every now and then I am lured to Pinterest and I found some time to indulge “pinning”. A quiet Sunday afternoon between projects fit the bill this weekend, and I proceeded to experiment a bit. First was research for anything cauliflower since I had this in my fridge. For some reason, tabbouleh popped in my mind. Hey, I’ve riced cauliflower with great results in other dishes, why not tabbouleh? So, how could I mix up a few recipes to adjust to my palate?
Riced cauliflower was the start of this incredible dish that will now be my summer salad keeper. I substituted mint for arugula since I had it on hand in my garden. End result? Amazing! This will feed 6-8. If you happen to have leftovers, I recommend livening the salad with fresh lemon juice before serving.
1 small to medium head cauliflower, trimmed to flowerets
5 large Roma tomatoes, deseeded and diced
2 cups flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 cup arugula, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, white & green part sliced
1 English cucumber, peeled, cut in half. Scoop out seeds, chop fine
1/3 cup quality olive oil
Fresh lemon juice from 1 large lemon
Zest from lemon – use a micro planer
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Place cauliflower in batches in food processor with S blade. Process until you have the consistency of couscous. Transfer cauliflower rice to large bowl and combine well with rest of ingredients. Serve at room temperature.
Gorgeous & inspiring recipe! Does the lemon juice-olive oil vinaigrette soften the cauliflower? Can’t wait to try it.
No, the vinaigrette simply flavors the cauliflower. Once cauliflower is “riced” it “softens”
Looks good! Does it actually taste like raw cauliflower? Or does it loose it’s “cabbage-touch”?
I’m not a good person to ask, I love cauliflower! I feel the vinaigrette blends well and if you didn’t know it was raw cauliflower you would be surprised. Give it a try!
I love it as well but never ate it raw 🙂 Sounds great, will do 🙂