Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cauliflower "Couscous"

Growing up, I only ate cauliflower on occasion and it was usually paired with broccoli.  I always thought of it as a plain boring vegetable.  But there are so many things you can do with cauliflower!  You can turn it into a rice, a couscous or even blend it into a mock mashed potato!  Who knew cauliflower could be so versatile?  In this quick dish, I turned it into a light fluffy couscous and topped with with some toasted pecans.  Perfect to accompany any dish!

Who needs grains with recipes like this?!
Ingredients (serves 2):
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into pieces
2tbs butter (preferably organic and grass fed but do what you can)
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
small handful of toasted chopped pecans

1. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until fine: resembling couscous.
2. Place it in a microwavable glass dish and microwave on high for 4 minutes.  Add in butter and microwave another minute.  Stir, add a bit of salt and pepper, and top with pecans.  Viola!  A grain-free side dish perfect for any meal!

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