Craving the texture of rice but know that you’re trying to limit and lower your carbs? This easy cauliflower couscous makes a healthy family dinner (and a great family vegetarian option) that everyone will love.
You can literally pair this with some veggies and a meat side to create a truly filling dish. And did we mention it’s gluten-free as well?
Easy Cauliflower Couscous
No matter how long you’ve been eating low-carb, you still might have those cravings here and there for certain food items that you just know you can’t have. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Cravings and urges are part of what makes staying low-carb a little tricky at times.
The good news? There’s always a low-carb option that tastes so good and similar, you won’t have to break your low-carb eating habits to satisfy those urges!Keto vegetarian? No problem. How to make vegetarian easy cauliflower couscous for a healthy family dinner and a healthy vegetarian dinner.
This Easy Cauliflower Couscous is crazy good, super simple to make, and goes perfectly as an addition to any meal. The next time you feel like having a hearty and healthy meal, don’t forget about this homemade cauliflower couscous. It’s certain to take your meal from good, to great.
Tips for making Easy Cauliflower Couscous with Dukkah
What is Dukkah?
Dukkah is a Mediterranean spice blend that is added to food items to bring in another taste or flavour. Using it with this cauliflower couscous recipe is great because the cauliflower absorbs the flavours perfectly.
How to make Dukkah
It’s actually really, really simple to make. It’s more about the combination of certain ingredients to get that taste and flavour. All you need are a dash of coriander, cumin, fennel seeds and some sliced almonds to cook together on your stove top. You’ll be amazed at how the taste and flavour melt together perfectly.
How To Make Cauliflower Couscous
Remember earlier when I said this recipe was super simple to make? It is. You would think the most time-consuming part of the entire recipe is probably getting those cauliflower pieces down to size? Well I can show you that it only takes a couple of minutes (and even that isn’t all that hard!)
Simply chop the cauliflower into chunks, then pulse in your food processor until it resembles couscous grains. Don’t over process, as you may end up with cauliflower puree!
Once you have that part done, the rest is a breeze. The other big part of this recipe to keep in mind is that you’re wanting to cook the cauliflower to the point that it’s no longer super crunchy. (but guess what – you get to taste test along the way to make certain you’re cooking it perfectly)
The topping to this easy cauliflower couscous recipe is one that does require a few chopping skills. For this, get kitchen scissors! It’s seriously so much easier to buy some herb scissors than a sharp knife to use and makes this portion go so much faster!
How to share this cauliflower dish others
Now that you know the secret to make this amazing couscous dish, it’s time to make certain that you give your family and friends a taste as well! Take it to a family get-together or a fun summer picnic.
The flavour and taste are so perfect that it’s no doubt that everyone will be begging you for this super simple low-carb recipe!
Favourite Recipes To Accompany Low-Carb Couscous
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Easy Cauliflower Couscous With Dukkah
- Place all the dukkah ingredients in a frying pan and dry fry for 1-2 minutes so all the aromatic flavours will be released and enhanced.
- Place into a small dish.
- To make cauliflower "couscous" simply put chunks of cauliflower into the food processor with the blade attachment inside. Pulse until small couscous sized pieces form. (couscous is smaller than rice)
- In a large frying pan, melt the coconut oil and add all the spices. Fry on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the cauliflower "couscous" and fry for 5 minutes in the spicy coconut oil. Make sure the cauliflower couscous is no longer crunchy, but not soft.
- Remove the cauliflower couscous from the heat. Garnish with dukkah and fresh chopped mint.