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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 97.2
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 34.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Cauliflower Couscous

Submitted by: TRAVELNISTA
Cauliflower Couscous

Introduction

Being half Sicilian this satisfies my pasta cravings. It is amazing how much it looks like couscous but this version is healthier. You could eat the whole bowl and consume fewer calories than 1 portion of real couscous. Mangia! Being half Sicilian this satisfies my pasta cravings. It is amazing how much it looks like couscous but this version is healthier. You could eat the whole bowl and consume fewer calories than 1 portion of real couscous. Mangia!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 head cauliflower (approx. 4 cups)
    3 plum tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic
    15 basil leaves
    2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    sea salt / pepper

Tips

Optional add ins:
cucumber
scallions
chopped olives
mint


Directions

Start your Raw Sauce early in the day for your couscous.

Put 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a bowl.

In that bowl add your tomatoes. Dice up your tomatoes making sure you capture all the juice as you cut the tomatoes.

Either use a garlic press or micro-plane your garlic over the tomatoes.

Chiffonade your basil and throw in bowl.

Season the tomatoes with sea salt and pepper to taste. The salt is going to draw the juices out to help make your sauce. Leave bowl out on the counter all day to marinate.

Do not stir the tomatoes. Let the salt do all the work. A few hours later then you can stir everything in well. Crush the tomatoes as you do so to get all of the juices out. Remember the tomatoes with all this liquid is going to be your sauce.

When it is time to eat take the cauliflower and pulse in your Food Processor to your desired consistency. I start out with a pulse and then I blend it till all of it is broken down and the cauliflower looks like couscous.

Add the couscous to the bowl of your "tomato sauce" and mix well and serve.

Serving Size: 4 - 8 oz. servings





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