Lemon-Almond Cauliflower Couscous

lemon-almond cauliflower couscous

This cauliflower couscous is a refreshing alternative to the wheat-based dish.* It still has all the elements of a Moroccan flavored side dish, while being light and delicate enough for spring. And its good for mopping up sauce of your lamb or chicken stew.

This also makes for a nice topping to any salad if you have leftovers.

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Lemon-Almond Cauliflower "Couscous"
lemon-almond cauliflower couscous
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins optional (omit for low FODMAPs)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon parlsey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins optional (omit for low FODMAPs)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon parlsey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
lemon-almond cauliflower couscous
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Instructions
  1. Rinse cauliflower and chop into large pieces. Using a food processor fitted with a blade, pulse the cauliflower in batches until the peices are the size of couscous pearls or rice.
  2. Heat a dry frying pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 3 or 4 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat. Add the cauliflower and cook until just tender, about five minutes. Add the raisins (if using), lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Stir until heated through. Stir in the almonds and parsley and serve.

* Cauliflower is on the list of FODMAPs food to avoid, and being a cruciferous vegetable is known to cause gas for some people. I find that I can eat this in small portions, as long as I haven’t had any other high FODMAP foods throughout the day.

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