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Cauliflower Quinoa Tabouli

I created this recipe from the ingredients list of Cedar Lane(R) Cauliflower Tabouli that I’ve purchased at Costco. I liked the flavor and was inspired by using riced cauliflower but wanted to increase the amount per serving (CARE version = 1 2/3 cup per serving compared to only1/2 cup per serving of original product).

In addition to incredible volume to help keep you full, this salad provides a remarkable amount of bioactive compounds. Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family known for their powerful cancer-protecting properties. Parsley is rich in immune-supporting Vitamin C and green onions contain immune and liver boasting sulfur-compounds. Olive oil is a source of desirable monounsaturated fat and, given that all ingredients are enjoyed raw, this salad is a strong natural ‘digestive’.

Finally, mincing the vegetables plays with our goals of increasing the surface area of bites to get more flavor without more fat (CARE Step 3: Leafy and Tender Veggies). Make sure you keep your sanity with mincing all these veggies by having your Vidalia Chop Wizard ready! For only about 20 minutes of prep, you’ll have lots of leafy and tenders ready to go!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup COOKED quinoa

Leafy and Tenders (9 cups, mix and match depending on preferences):

  • 4 cup riced cauliflower (fresh, not frozen)
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, minced
  • 2 cucumbers, minced
  • 4 green onions, minced
  • 4 celery stalks, minced
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint, minced

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper, (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Start by putting all dressing ingredients in an extra large mixing bowl. Whisk to mix.
  2. Then add all remaining ingredients (quinoa and veggies) to dressing. Toss to coat well.
  3. Portion and enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve with a lean protein to make a balanced meal.
  • Enjoy as-is for a filling and crisp balanced snack.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 404mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: great use for minced veggies

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