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Friday 12 April 2019

Greek Artichoke Cauliflower Rice Salad : Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

This low carb cauliflower rice salad is simple to make and is always a huge crowd pleaser. With virtually no preparation time at all, this can be ready in 15 minutes! It’s also grain-free, keto, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan too!

Serves Four
12 ounces riced cauliflower
1 14 ounce can Artichoke Hearts
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
1/2 large cucumber sliced
1/4 cup olives
1/2 bell pepper (red or orange)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley chopped, for topping (optional) 

1. Mix the first six ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl.
3. Pour onto salad. 
4. Top with fresh parsley if desired.

From an idea here
Need help with measurement/weight conversion see here

Grape Tomatoes
Grape tomatoes are oblong and shaped like grapes. They’re about half the size of cherry tomatoes, with thicker skins. Grape tomatoes aren’t as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery. Since grape tomatoes last longer than cherry tomatoes, they’re becoming more and more popular since they are hardier and less fragile to pack and transport.

Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes get their name because they’re the size and shapes of cherries. These little round tomatoes are juicy, sweet, and have thin skins. Since they have a high water content, cherry tomatoes are notorious for squirting when you bite into them! 

Can I Use Them Interchangeably?
Cherry and grape tomatoes can be used interchangeably for most recipes like salads, but you might have to cut cherry tomatoes into smaller pieces since they can be larger. If you want the tomatoes to last a little longer, you should choose grape. In general, though, you should buy what looks and tastes the best and not worry too much about labelling! These little tomatoes are summer in a basket. 
Information about tomatoes from here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Looks a very nice salad. Thanks for the idea.


CJ Kennedy said...

This would be perfect for Summer days. I just wish Himself liked cauliflower

Miss Val's Creations said...

This looks amazing for a summer lunch! So healthy!

Tom said...

...quite the colorful dish.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmm, looks tasty

Anonymous said...

That’s a good looking bowl of goodness!

R's Rue said...

So good.

JFM said...

What a great and tasty idea for a salad~

Elephant's Child said...


Out on the prairie said...

I like the cherry best.I make a sauce out of them that is very nice, it is called pacino in Italy.

Catarina said...

: )

William Kendall said...

It sounds good.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you Jan! Not only do you have delicious sounding recipes but they all look so pretty to look at.

Christine said...

yum! didn't know grape tomatoes last longer.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks like my kind of meal. Perfect and healthy, too.

Martha said...

So yummy! I always enjoy a nice salad.

peppylady (Dora) said...

riced cauliflower could be used in lot of items.
Coffee is on

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds wonderful. Valerie

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely beautiful vegan dish, love it.

Jordi López Pérez said...

Buena receta y consejos muy buenos. Me gusta!!!
Un abrazo.

mz said...

Bela partilha!


Ygraine said...

Wow...this is so colourful, and it looks really delicious!
Just the thing for a Saturday lunch...thank you so much!😊

Have a great weekend!

Marco Luijken said...

That looks delicious.

Greetings, Marco

Snowbird said...

Oh my, shall certainly try this, looks sooo yummy!xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good!! Thank you! Big Hugs!