Cauliflower Tabbouleh


This is a great summer dish to serve as a cold salad for lunch or dinner. It is versatile enough that you can serve it with almost any protein. It is satisfying, adds body to a dish, and yet it is light and refreshing. One of my favorite dishes is this tabbouleh salad with hardboiled eggs, avocado slices and arugula.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad
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This makes a great side dish or salad base for an entree- just add some protein and you're good to go.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Serves: 8
  • ½ head small cauliflower, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 small head broccoli, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 large stalk celery, finely chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 small tomato, finely diced (1 cup)
  • 1 small cucumber, diced (about 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbl ghee, pastured butter or coconut oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbl ‘Green Goddess’ Herb blend*
  1. To make dressing: Whisk lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil and herb blend together. Allow to sit while preparing salad
  2. To shred the cauliflower, broccoli and carrots: Roughly chop florets of cauliflower and broccoli, and roughly chop carrot into 1-inch chunks.
  3. Pulse veggies in food processor until resembles “rice”. Not too fine! It’s best to do this in batches so processor isn’t too crowded.
  4. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add 1 Tbl ghee/butter/coconut oil, allow to melt. Then add the cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and saute for about 5 minutes, until slightly softened.
  5. This salad *can* be served raw, I prefer to cook the vegetables slightly.
  6. Transfer shredded veggies to a large bowl.
  7. Add celery, tomato, cucumber, red onion and herbs to the bowl. Add salt & pepper. Stir to combine.
  8. Toss salad with dressing and serve.
  9. *Green Goddess Herb Blend: Mix 1 Tablespoon each of the following dried herbs: dried onion flakes, basil, garlic, & dill. Store in airtight container, great for homemade salad dressings.


Cauliflower Tabbouleh was last modified: December 31st, 2015 by grace

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