Low carb and grain-free cauliflower tabbouleh. It’s fresh, flavorful and perfect for picnics and parties.
I’ve made traditional tabbouleh with bulgur wheat before. I’ve also made a quinoa tabbouleh that’s quite delicious, but I think the cauliflower version is my absolute favorite. It’s light, flavorful and packed with fresh veggies — perfect for serving during the spring and summer months.
Ingredients in Cauliflower Tabbouleh
fresh vegetables – cauliflower, green onions, cherry or grape tomatoes, cucumber and garlic.
fresh herbs – flat-leaf parsley and mint.
dressing – lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, freshly grated turmeric, sea salt and black pepper.
Tips for Making and Storing Tabbouleh
First things first, don’t cook the cauliflower! We want fresh, raw cauliflower. I like to chop everything in a food processor(affiliate link) to make sure all of the ingredients are finely chopped. If you don’t have a food processor(affiliate link), make sure you’re chopping everything the same size.
While this is best served immediately after making, you can store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. I would not freeze this dish as it’s all fresh ingredients and the consistency will change when you freeze and thaw.
How Do You Eat Tabbouleh?
This is actually a super versatile dish! Traditionally, it is served with hummus, pita and falafel. I also love adding chickpeas or black beans and eating on it’s own for a light meal. I’ve also served it as more of a finger food with pita chips at a get-together and it was a hit!
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Cut the cauliflower to remove the stem and then chop into pieces small enough to fit into your food processor(affiliate link).
Place the cauliflower in food processor(affiliate link) and pulse until the cauliflower pieces turn into cauliflower rice. You may have to do this in batches, depending on how large your processor is. Remove cauliflower rice from the processor and place in a large bowl.
Add parsley, mint, green onion and garlic into food processor(affiliate link) to chop more finely, if desired.
Add parsley, mint, green onion and garlic into the bowl with the cauliflower rice. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to mix. Taste and add more salt or pepper if necessary.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. Store covered in the fridge for up to one week.