Not too many weeks ago we held a dinner party for some wonderful friends. They are equally as interested in feeding themselves with the highest quality foods which meant I could go nuts in the kitchen making my favorite kind of food…fresh, clean, full of greens and other raw vegetables and with amazing flavor from citrus, fresh herbs and spices. Yum!
Over the next couple weeks I’ll post a couple more recipes from this dinner party, starting with this wonderfully simple and refreshing Raw Cauliflower And Herb Tabouli I made. So delicious! It’s super easy to put together. It does require about 15 minutes for chopping the vegetables into small pieces (or use a food processor if you prefer) and to process the cauliflower into “rice”, but that’s it. In 15 minutes or less you’ll have a tasty and very healthy tabouli dish to eat as a side (or main) to pretty much anything.
I served the Tabouli along with a big green salad with my creamy Almond Butter Basil Dressing , Sweet Potato Hummus (recipe to come), vegetable crudites, raw seed crackers, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and garlic and for the finale…Raw Coconut Chocolate Bounty bars!
Without further ado, here is today’s lovely recipe…
Raw Cauliflower And Herb Tabouli
1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
1 medium cauliflower, finely diced
1.5 cups grape tomatoes, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
2 green/spring onions, finely diced
1/2 cup arugula/rocket, roughly chopped
1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup mint, finely chopped
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime
Big pinch sea salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 drops stevia (optional)
1 tbsp cold pressed walnut oil (optional)
Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Process until it is the consistency of rice.
Add the other ingredients and toss well.
You can serve the Tabouli immediately, or even better, let it marinate for 30 minutes and then serve.
This is wonderful on it’s own, as a side to cooked vegetables or other salads, or scooped into romaine lettuce leaves as a wrap.
What’s your favorite way to use raw cauliflower? Please share in the comments below.