• 1 cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 5 dates
  • 15g fresh dill
  • 15g fresh parsley
  • 30g cashew nuts
  • 20g pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 baby gem or cos lettuce
  • 15g red cress (optional)

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You may have heard the words Cauliflower couscous (or Cauliflower rice) and dismissed it as another health fad. This recipe will prove it’s worth your time. Light, fluffy and super easy to prepare, Cauliflower rice is the real deal. It can just as easily compete with rice and other grains as a hearty filler. 

This colourful salad uses Cauliflower rice as a base, combined with fresh herbs, nuts, dried fruit and a nice squeeze of lemon juice. Fresh baby gem lettuce is added to the mix for a healthy dose of crunch. 

Use this recipe as an entry point into the magic of turning Cauliflower florets into fluffy couscous.

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  • Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until cauliflower is fine and crumbled. Be careful not to over process.
  • Finely chop the garlic and lightly pan fry with a little olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes with the cauliflower couscous. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  • Finely slice the dates, dried apricots and fresh herbs. 
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl and combine with the dates, apricots, herbs and chopped lettuce leaves. Squeeze over lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss lightly. 
  • Sprinkle over nuts and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Decorate with red cress (optional)

Tips from the author

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