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Spiced Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

By on July 4, 2018 in Side Dishes with 0 Comments

Belonging to the same family as cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli, there are many ways to enjoy this versatile vegetable. Its a great side dish and is very easy to eat when losing weight.

Spiced Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

spiced cauliflower

Prep – 10 minutes

Cook – 5 minutes + cooking

Serves – 6 as a side


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 Springs onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic glove, crushed
  • 3 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp group coriander
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated and juiced
  • ½ cup chopped natural almonds
  • ½ bunch mint, leaves picked


  1. Place Cauliflower florets into a food processor, pulse in short bursts until finely chopped. Set aside
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add spring onion, garlic and spices and cook for 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant.  Add chopped cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes, stirring, until just tender.  Season to taste.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Cool for 10 minutes. Stir through lemon zest and juice.  Top with almonds and mint.

Nutrition – per serve – 7g protein, 12g fat (1g sat fat), 8g carb, 8 g sugars, 8 g dietary fibre, 65mg sodium, 785kJ (190 cals)

Chef’s tip

This lightly spiced cauliflower dish is a great gluten-free alternative for traditional couscous.  You can also grill it for a slightly different flavour

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