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Grain-Free "couscous" Salad

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Blend cauliflower in your food processor until it is the size of a grain. This is your couscous. Boil in salted water for about 2 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Drain and rinse with cool water. Add a few T olive oil, 1/2 cucumber chopped finely, 1 can of chick peas, 1/2 carmelized onion, 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds, 1/4 cup soaked dried currants, finely chopped chives, cilantro, mint, and parsley, juice of one lemon, salt to taste, red pepper flakes.

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The cauliflower comes out impressively grain-like!

Yum! this sounds delicious!

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yes, yes, yes!!! this is awesome!!! Haven't tried but have cauliflower in my fridge. I can't wait. So much better for you than using a grain anyway and I bet you can't even tell. Thank you for being so creative and sharing.

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Blend cauliflower in your food processor until it is the size of a grain. This is your couscous. Boil in salted water for about 2 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Drain and rinse with cool water. Add a few T olive oil, 1/2 cucumber chopped finely, 1 can of chick peas, 1/2 carmelized onion, 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts, 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds, 1/4 cup soaked dried currants, finely chopped chives, cilantro, mint, and parsley, juice of one lemon, salt to taste, red pepper flakes.

Marking this one to try. Thanks! I can't wait to serve it to my family and not tell them what it is. They'll know it's not couscous, obviously, but I won't tell them what it is till after they've eaten it. :)

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Quinoa is also a good substitute for couscous.

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I haven't tried to use it as a salad yet, but millett reminds me of Couscous. I plan to cook the millett a bit dryer than normal and start adding stuff.

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The cauliflower recipe sounds delish!

I've been looking at the amaranth in my cupboard and wondering how close that would be to couscous if I cooked it in chicken broth.

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