Season cauliflower couscous with fresh Mediterranean flavors like olives, capers, lemon, and parsley, and top with garlicky shrimp!
This light and refreshing dish is filled with nutrients, thanks to ingredients like anti-inflammatory turmeric and immune-boosting vegetable broth. It’s a simple, low-carb recipe you can make in just 30 minutes. Plus, you can serve it hot or cold and enjoy it anytime of the year!
Prepping The Cauliflower
To make this couscous grain-free, we used cauliflower pearls instead of traditional wheat-based semolina. You can buy packaged cauliflower pearls at your local grocery store, or make your own by pulsing four cups of cauliflower florets in a blender on high for 30 seconds. This will create large pearls that mimic the original texture of fluffy couscous.
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Adding Mediterranean Flare
We bring this cauliflower couscous to the next level by adding bright Mediterranean flavors like cherry tomatoes, briny black olives, salty capers, and juicy garlic shrimp.
While the tomatoes marry with the other salty flavors, we simmer the couscous in nutrient-rich veggie broth. For the best quality veggie broth, we recommend making your own using leftover scraps from your fridge. Just make sure to make it advance, since it takes about two hours to simmer. If that’s too much work, just use store-bought broth instead. Beef or chicken broth will work well, too!
Why Turmeric Is Key
To make this recipe even more nutritious, we sprinkle in a bit of anti-inflammatory turmeric as a gut-nourishing bonus. This superfood spice also lends a bright color to the cauliflower couscous.
Helpful Tips To Get Started:
- Spice it up. Add a pinch of paprika or chili powder to crank up the heat a little.
- Try it chilled. While this cauliflower couscous is great warm, you can also enjoy it straight out of the refrigerator.
Total time:30 mins
Cook Time:20 mins 20 minutes
Prep Time: 10 mins 10 minutes
Nutrition facts:6 grams of protein16 grams of carbohydrates11 grams of fat
Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous with Shrimp
Season cauliflower couscous with fresh Mediterranean flavors like olives, capers, lemon, and parsley, and top with garlicky shrimp.
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