In this delectable variation on classic tabbouleh, cauliflower rice is used in place of bulgur. This salad is loaded with vegetables, gluten-free, paleo, light, and healthful. It also has a lemon herb taste.
Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
I've always loved tabbouleh, but as someone who avoids gluten, I often find myself having to modify recipes to fit my dietary needs. That's why I'm excited to share my favorite twist on traditional tabbouleh - using cauliflower rice instead of bulgur. Not only is cauliflower rice a great substitute for those who can't have gluten, but it's also a fantastic way to incorporate more veggies into your diet.
I've experimented with cauliflower rice in many different dishes, but it works particularly well in this tabbouleh recipe. The texture is perfect and it pairs well with the other fresh ingredients. What's more, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. We're not even cooking the cauliflower rice this time! Instead, we are keeping it raw and letting its natural flavor shine through. If you are short on time or don't feel like making cauliflower rice from scratch, don't worry - store-bought cauliflower rice works just as well.
All you have to do is toss the ingredients together and voila! A delicious and healthy tabbouleh that's perfect for lunch or as a side dish. Trust me, once you try this cauliflower rice tabbouleh, you won't even miss the traditional bulgur version.
Use the Freshest Herbs in Cauliflower Tabbouleh
When it comes to making a delicious and flavorful tabbouleh, using fresh and high-quality ingredients is the key to success. As someone who loves to cook with fresh herbs, I can tell you that using the freshest, organic flat-leaf parsley is essential to bringing out the vibrant flavor of this dish. Along with parsley, the other ingredients in this recipe - tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, and mint - are equally important.
Using fresh, organic produce will take this dish to the next level, making it taste like you're eating straight from the garden. So don't be afraid to splurge on quality ingredients - your taste buds will thank you! One of the things I love most about this recipe is its simplicity. It's a refreshing and veggie-packed dish that's perfect for a healthy lunch or as a side dish for dinner. Plus, it's gluten-free and paleo-friendly, so it's a great option for those with dietary restrictions.
Trust me, once you take a bite of this healthy, herb-filled tabbouleh, you will never go back to the traditional version. It's my personal spin on the classic dish, and I can't wait for you to try it.
How To Refrigerate Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
- Transfer the cauliflower rice tabbouleh to an airtight container.
- Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap.
- Place the container in the refrigerator, and store for up to 3-4 days.
How to Freeze Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
- Place the cauliflower rice tabbouleh in a freezer-safe plastic bag or an airtight container.
- Date and contents should be written on the container or bag.
- Store the bag or container in the freezer for up to two to three months.
How To Reheat Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
- Take the cauliflower rice tabbouleh out of the fridge or freezer and place it in a bowl that can be heated in the microwave.
- Before reheating frozen tabbouleh, let it defrost in the fridge overnight.
- To help it stay wet, add 1-2 teaspoons of water or olive oil to the tabbouleh.
- With a small vent for steam to escape, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid that is microwave-safe.
- The cauliflower rice tabbouleh should be cooked thoroughly after one to two minutes on high in the microwave.
- An alternative method is to reheat the tabbouleh over medium heat in a skillet, stirring regularly until well cooked.
Can you freeze cauliflower rice tabbouleh?
Yes, cauliflower rice tabbouleh can be frozen.
How do you know if cauliflower rice tabbouleh has gone bad?
If cauliflower rice tabbouleh has an off smell or appears discolored, it may have gone bad and should be discarded.
Easily chilled, frozen, and reheated, cauliflower rice tabbouleh is a tasty and nutritious dish. Transferring it to an airtight container, labeling it with the date and the contents, and putting it in the fridge or freezer as needed will ensure that it is stored correctly. You may microwave it for one to two minutes or reheat it on the stovetop by adding some water or olive oil, covering it with a lid or plastic wrap, and heating it up.
CAULIFLOWER RICE TABBOULEH
- ½ medium head of cauliflower, riced (approx 4 cups)
- 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, quartered
- ½ cucumber, finely diced
- 4 scallions, green onions, finely sliced
- 2 cups fresh parsley, roughly chopped (approx 2 large bunches)
- ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 lemons, zested and juiced
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt, to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
- You can easily make cauliflower rice at home - just watch my video on how to make cauliflower rice. Or you can use store-bought cauliflower rice. Either works fine.