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cauliflower "cous cous" with leeks and sun-dried tomatoes

what if i told you that you could eat something that was so similar to cous cous that you wouldn't know the difference, but didn't have any of the processed carbs AND had all the nutrition of cauliflower?  are you saying you'd want to marry me?  i don't blame you, not one bit.  recipe and more after the jump!


1 cup sun-dried tomatoes

4 heaping cups of cauliflower "cous cous"

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon grape seed oil 

1 cup thinly sliced leeks

- sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper


- soak sun-dried tomatoes in water to rehydrate

- pulse cauliflower in food processor until it takes on the consistency and texture of cous cous

- sauté garlic and leeks in grape seed oil in a cast iron skillet (or frying pan) over medium/low heat for a few minutes

- drain and chop sundried tomatoes into small pieces and add to skillet.  continue to cook until the leeks are soft

- add cauliflower "cous cous" and cook until warmed through and softened (don't overcook or it will get mushy)

- season with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste 

- enjoy!

Reader Comments (16)

YUM! This sounds delicious. I love sun dried tomatoes!

03/15/13 | 7:9 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I'm definitely making this, I love cous cous and this is such a great healthier alternative!

03/15/13 | 7:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterEva

Ok, in the last week alone I've wanted to make three of your recipes....I wish you'd just put out a cookbook already......This one look super yummy and easy to make. I think I can get my kids to eat it, too! A big bonus!

03/15/13 | 7:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterLaura Podrasky

Can I just say, first of all, that I really look forward to your recipe posts! I eat very clean and am always looking for something new, and something my meat/carb-eating family will enjoy. Secondly, I am so into cauliflower lately! I've been eating it roasted (yes, straight out of the oven, standing at the range. don't judge.) a lot and will definitely try this recipe this weekend! Thank you!

03/15/13 | 8:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterCarrie S.

What I like even more -- that it's gluten free! Thanks so much for sharing.
-Emily K.

03/15/13 | 9:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterEmily K. @ Leaf Parade

OH MY!!! I'm the biggest cauliflower lower ever, so this will be such a treat to try! THANK YOU!!!!! <3

03/15/13 | 9:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterGabby / En Route Photography

Even though I absolutely adore couscous and have a dislike for cauliflower I think I'm willing to give this recipe a try!

03/15/13 | 10:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

I just had a cauliflower tofu scramble for lunch! This will be perfect for finishing up the head. Thanks!

03/16/13 | 11:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

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