Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad

This Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad is so good! You can make this salad as a main or enjoy it as a side. The flavors are absolutely delicious and a fresh for a weekday dinner or lunch side. And, although this recipe calls for garbanzo beans, you can easily swap them out for raw cashews to make it Whole30-approved.

PURPLE CAULIRICE MINT SALAD
Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad
Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad
Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad
Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad

Purple Cauliflower Mint Salad

(Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Paleo, Whole30)

What You'll Need

1 purple cauliflower head, riced
1/8 cup mint fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 can garbanzo beans, drained*
1 cup rainbow micro greens
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 tsp sea salt

* Omit for Whole30 and substitute with raw, soaked cashews

What You'll Need To Know

In a food processor, add in cauliflower and pulse until cauliflower resembles rice.

Transfer to a bowl and add in ingredients and mix. 

Plate as a main or enjoy as a side!

Recipe makes 6 servings.

 

Coconut Lime Orange Cauli-Rice Bowl

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Subbing cauliflower rice for the classic brown or white rice does not make healthified meals any less filling. Cauliflower tastes delicious when roasted whole, grilled like a steak, or mashed like potatoes, but the cruciferous and protein-packed vegetable at 11g a head which is an even better reason to eat it. It tastes great as a faux-rice and a grain alternative.  This is one recipe I'm loving. The slight natural sweetness of the coconut mixed with lime pairs extremely well with this Fall/Winter veggie.  

What You'll Need

Baked Root Veggies:
1sweet potato (roughly 300g)
2 beets
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
hickory smoked sea salt
dried oregano

Cauli-Rice:
1 head of orange cauliflower
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut flakes
1 tbsp coconut aminos
juice from 1 lime
a pinch sea salt
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup radicchio, chopped

Garnish:
california golden raisins
pistachios
unsweetened coconut chips
2 avocados, cut in 4 and sliced
black sesame seeds
fresh cilantro

What You'll Need To Know

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Wash, peel, slice in medallions a sweet potato and beets. Coat with 1/2 tbsp coconut oil and season with hickory smoked sea salt and oregano. Cook for about 18-20 minutes.
Rice 1 head of orange cauliflower. Add to a food processor and pulse 5-6 times or until it’s a rice consistency. Heat 1/2 tbsp coconut oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add in cauli-rice, 2 tbsp coconut flakes, 1 tbsp coconut aminos, juice from 1 lime, and season with sea salt. Cook for about

3. 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add 2 cups baby spinach and 1/2 cup chopped radicchio and mix in with rice.

4. Plate and add roasted veggies and add to each plate: 1 tbsp california golden raisins, 1 tbsp pistachios, 1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut chips, 1/2 sliced avocado with black sesame seeds and cilantro.
 

Recipe makes 4 servings.