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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Have you tried Cauliflower “Couscous” ?


It's great and " making cauliflower couscous couldn’t be easier. You just grind up fresh cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble couscous. Steam the cauliflower in just enough water to coat the bottom of a pan. Then lightly sauté some nuts, fruit, and onions and toss with the “couscous”."

See this super 'Simply Recipes' idea with full instructions here.


The cauliflower is "loaded with vitamin C, this cruciferous cousin to broccoli was once revered by a French king.

First prized by the court of King Louis XIV, cauliflower provides a royal health boost to everyone's diet. This versatile veggie is not only low in calories, it's also full of vitamins and minerals. One cup of raw cauliflower is high in the antioxidant vitamin C -- required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, and necessary for the formation of the important protein collagen, used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.

Cauliflower also offers a healthy dose of potassium, fiber, and folic acid and contains a sulfur compound called isothiocyanate that protects health and prevents disease. Not all cauliflower is white. You can find green and orange varieties of this cruciferous (named for the cross-shaped flowers) cousin of broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The difference is in the amount (or absence) of chlorophyll present during the vegetable's growth.

More Veggie Might:
All vegetables in the cruciferous family -- kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts -- are packed with vitamin C and potassium."

The above details taken from here

All the best Jan

16 comments:

Jo said...

What an interesting idea, I love cauliflower so I'm sure I'd like this.

Betsy Adams said...

Jan, That looks and sounds delicious... Thanks for the recipe.

Hugs,
Betsy

Snowbird said...

Loved the cauli info. This really is interesting, I must give it a go, perfect for the hot weather.xxx

Tom said...

To tell you the truth, I"ve never tried Couscous.

Happyone said...

I love cauliflower! Looks delicious.

Linda said...

I have never tried this but it looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

Denise inVA said...

I have enjoyed rice cauliflower and know I would enjoy this. Thank you Jan :)

Launna said...

Ooo... I want to try this, I have seen the versatility of cauliflower and this one sounds really interesting xox

Bob Bushell said...

I can't get on with cauliflower, sorry. Although I will try it, thanks Jan.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a different way to eat cauliflower! It is one of my favourite vegetables and I like using it in different dishes.
Have a wonderful week Jan and yes it is getting rather warm here. We shouldn't complain though as it not long now until Autumn :)

Phil Slade said...

It's rather strange I know but I love vegetables except for the cruciform family. On the other hand we make an unbeatable broccoli and lentil soup that is quickly devoured.

Cheryl said...

I find cauliflower is not so popular these days.
I love it but think most people now tend to go for broccoli.

The recipe is one I will try....love couscous and cauliflower.....its a winner for me :)

Debbie said...

This looks and sounds delicious!! Cauliflower is finally getting the credit it deserves!!

The Happy Whisk said...

We enjoy cauliflower, here. But not over-cooked, like some recipes call for.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Cauliflower is a favorite of my husband, Jan. We would love this recipe, I'm sure. Thank you for another healthy side dish. ♥

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I've been wanted to try cauliflower couscous. You've just convinced me to! I'm pinning this, and will give it a try.