Turmeric Cauliflower rice salad

It’s funny to think I used to hate the idea of cauliflower rice. Seriously you guys, I absolutely hated it as much as I hate the term ‘clean eating’. I was never a big fan of cauliflower therefore the idea of cauliflower rice seemed rather ridiculous.  Anyway, that’s a thing of the past because I’m so hooked.

In addition, cauliflower rice has made me fall in love with eating cauliflower; I can honestly say I love cauliflower. What I love the most about cauliflower rice is that it’s flavourful; the herbs and spices get infused into it as compared to whole cauliflower. If you are like me and don’t like cauliflower, you should seriously give cauliflower rice a go.

Lastly, I’m so happy to share this recipe with you guys. This cauliflower rice salad uses simple ingredients which when combined together brings a complete flavour explosion that takes salad to a whole new level. It’s flavourful, crunchy with a perfect hint of sweetness from the orange and dates.

Cauliflower rice salad

Turmeric Cauliflower rice salad

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 cups chopped kale (ribs removed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped medjool dates
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock, powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Turmeric Cauliflower Rice: Rinse cauliflower. Cut into quarters then grate in a large bowl or use a food processor and pulse until cauliflower is the size of grains of rice.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick pan. Then add cauliflower rice, vegetable stock and turmeric and cook for about 2 minutes or until slightly tender. You don't want to overcook it. Season with salt
  3. Combine the orange zest, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl and season to taste. Set aside
  4. In a salad bowl, combine the cauliflower rice, chopped kale, chickpeas, orange slices, and dates. Add the dressing, and toss everything together until evenly coated. Season to taste.
  5. Serve and enjoy.
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