How To Make Cauliflower Couscous With Green Olives And Almonds |

You won't find grains in this couscous

For this speedy salad, Brad Farmerie of PUBLIC in New York pulses cauliflower in a food processor before blanching it to make it just tender. Then he tosses the mini pieces of cauliflower with almonds, olives and fresh herbs for a dish that resembles a grain salad sans grains.

To learn more, read "Quick vs. Slow: Cauliflower."

Recipe adapted from Brad Farmerie, PUBLIC, New York, NY

Cauliflower Couscous With Green Olives And Almonds
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Learn to make this quick cauliflower salad from Brad Farmerie of Public restaurant in New York. 
Prep Time
Cook Time
to 6 servings
Total time: 20 minutes
  • ½ head (about 1 ½ pounds) cauliflower, broken into florets
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sliced green olives (such as picholine, Cerignola or Castelvetrano)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. In a separate large bowl, build an ice bath.
  2. While the water is heating, place some of the cauliflower florets in a food processor. Working in batches, pulse until the cauliflower has broken down into coarse pieces around the same size as couscous.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a large fine-mesh strainer and carefully submerge into boiling water for 1 minute. Transfer the cauliflower (still in the strainer) to the ice bath until completely cool; remove and drain well. Place the cauliflower onto a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to remove excess moisture. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl.
  4. Add the almonds, cilantro, parsley, olive oil, red pepper flakes, lemon juice and olives to the cauliflower and stir to combine. Season with salt and serve.
Calories per Serving 132
Total Fat 10.2 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Total Sugars 2.9 g
Sodium 338.8 mg
Protein 4.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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