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Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Recipe – aish.com

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Recipe - aish.com

This tabbouleh recipe will brighten up any table.

Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern salad, usually made from quick-cooking bulgur, chopped fresh herbs, lots of fresh lemon juice, and good quality olive oil. Tabouleh can be found on the menu of every Middle Eastern restaurant as an aperitif or with a platter of mezze, Middle Eastern dips, spreads and salads.

Every popular recipe has many variations. The main difference between most tabboulehs is the ratio of bulgur to chopped greens. Some are more of a grain salad and some are more leafy, with parsley being the main ingredient.

In this low-carb, gluten-free and keto-friendly tabbouleh recipe, we use grated cauliflower instead of the bulgur. You won’t believe how perfectly the simple substitute compliments the flavors in what will be your new favorite salad.

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ small cauliflower
  • 2 cups flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (about 3 bunches)
  • ½ cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Persian cucumber, chopped (the normal kind in Israel)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ small white onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

PREPARATION:

For the cauliflower rice:

  1. Cut the cauliflower in half. Cut out the hard core. Cut into pieces that fit in the food processor.
  2. Place the pieces in the food processor. Pulse about 5 times or until the pieces are the size of rice. You can also use a hand grater for this step.
  3. Place the cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 1/2 mins. This will keep the cauliflower rice a bit crunchy – which we love for tabbouleh salad! If you want the cauliflower rice to taste more like real rice, microwave for 3 minutes.

For the salad:

  1. Add literally everything to a bowl and mix. But there are a few key tips if you want a more authentic tabbouleh salad:

Tabbouleh tip #1: It’s all about the parsley. Parsley should be the main ingredient of the salad – have some fresh parsley!

Tabbouleh tip #2: Make sure the parsley and mint are dry before adding them to the salad. Use paper towels or a spin dryer. Any extra water in the salad is bad.

Enjoying!

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