Cauliflower Couscous

Cauliflower Couscous

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1 h servings 118 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Cut cauliflower into very finely chopped pieces similar to real couscous or rice.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion has softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower and cook on medium heat for about 40 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes until entire batch is golden and nutty.
  4. Mix kalamata olives, parsley, salt, and lemon zest into cauliflower.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can add diced/peeled tomatoes cut into small pieces.
  • A food processor or blender can also be used to chop the cauliflower into couscous consistency. Add a little water before processing.


  1. 20 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Don't put this in blender it turns into paste better to chop. I will try this again!

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Not worth the time

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Don't put this in blender it turns into paste better to chop. I will try this again!

Freaky how much this tastes like couscous!. My cooking time was a lot less, so watch this as you are browning.. takes a while to start but once it starts, goes fast.

Love this recipe. I substitute half the butter for olive oil and it is still very good.

I love cauliflower's versatility and for years have been using it in place of rice and mashed potatoes. The best way to "rice" it is with a standard size cheese grater. Just 2-3 TBL of good oliv...

This made a great lunch. I can't say it tasted like couscous but it had a delicious, nutty flavor. The brininess of the kalamata olives went really well with it.

This is a great side dish next to tofu! the flavors really come through with the amount of time suggested so be patient it will pay off

We love it! I have made this cauliflower recipe many times in a row, and I am not tired of it yet! The only thing I do differently from the original recipe is to use olive oil instead of butter....

So yummy and looks pretty too! I had to substitute capers for the olives but otherwise, very tasty! I also used dried parsley flakes because fresh parsley is too strong of a flavor for me

Not worth the time

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