Cauliflower Couscous with Chickpeas, Pomegranate and Feta

I’ve been wanting to make Cauliflower couscous for a while, but like with most things, it just got pushed down the list of things to do. On Sunday we had friends to dinner, one of whom it on a detox (which she’s blogging about here– whether you’re on a detox or not, it’s actually pretty funny reading about hers- she’s very honest!) The strict food that she can and cannot eat, coupled with a new food processor meant it was the right time to give the veggie couscous a go.

This makes a really easy, healthy side dish, is gluten free and could be easily adjusted to make it Paleo and Whole30 compliable- removing the feta/chickpeas as necessary.

Cauliflower Couscous with Chickpeas, pomegranate and feta

Cauliflower Couscous 

1 large head cauliflower
1tbsp coconut oil
200g can chickpeas, drained
100g pomegranate seeds
50g feta, crumbled
small handful fresh mint, roughly chopped
small handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Cut the cauliflower into small florets and blitz in the food processor until it resembled breadcrumbs (be careful not to puree it!). 

2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, toss through the cauliflower. Cook until slightly toasted and warmed through; about 1min. You don’t want to overcook so that your cauliflower becomes mushy. 

3 Transfer to a serving bowl and stir through the remaining ingredients with plenty of seasoning. Seriously, it can take a lot of salt! Serve immediately or chill and serve later. 

I served the Cauliflower couscous alongside some Lamb and Harissa meatballs, homemade hummus, tzatziki and salad. I also made the boys some regular couscous, fearing that I didn’t have enough of the veggie stuff. I was surprised by how much they enjoyed the Cauliflower couscous- they ended up mixing the two together, which would be a great way to get extra veggies in! 


Sorry for my absence over the past few days, I hope you had a lovely weekend! I’m happy to share the other recipes if anyone likes, just let me know! 

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2 Comments

  1. June 16, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    That looks lovely, I haven’t made cauliflower rice or couscous in ages and now I have a real fancy for this!

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