Turmeric Cauli Couscous (Paleo, SCD-legal, AIP options)

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Turmeric Cauli-Couscous is the perfect side dish for all of your Mediterranean inspired meals! This tasty dish is Paleo, SCD-legal, AIP, Vegan, and Low-carb, plus it offers all the health benefits of turmeric. Optional add-in ingredients to flavor it just to your liking! | This is so good...Alex and I love Mediterranean food.  It’s always a top choice when we do date night.  Obviously we love it because it’s super tasty, but it’s also really easy to keep the meal gluten-free and Paleo friendly.  I’ve been playing around with different shawarma and kebob flavors and really wanted a nice side to go along with these dishes – enter Turmeric Cauli Couscous!!

Made with cauliflower, there are no grains in this dish.  Not only is it Paleo, SCD-legal, AIP, Vegan, but also low-carb if that’s your thing!  Plus you get all the added benefits of turmeric: digestive support, an immune boost, and joint health.

I’ve written about my love of turmeric in several previous posts.  Curious about why it’s so good for you?  Make sure to check out my two favorite ways to enjoy this tasty little root: Golden Milk and Golden Broth!

Couscous really doesn’t have much of a flavor on it’s own, right?  That’s why it’s often dressed up with sweet and savory flavors.  Cauliflower is very much like couscous – pretty mild flavor that lends itself nicely to richer flavors.  Turmeric Cauli Couscous is such an easy dish to prepare and it’s full of flavor to compliment your favorite Mediterranean meals.

Turmeric Cauli-Couscous is the perfect side dish for all of your Mediterranean inspired meals! This tasty dish is Paleo, SCD-legal, AIP, Vegan, and Low-carb, plus it offers all the health benefits of turmeric. Optional add-in ingredients to flavor it just to your liking! | This is so good...The fun thing about this recipe is that you can customize it!  Do you love a pop of sweet in your couscous?  Add some raisins or currents.  Like a little crunch?  Add some toasted pine nuts.  Love the savory flavors of fresh herbs?  Add some fresh parsley, cilantro, or mint.  Any of these alone or combined with each other will give you a side dish worthy of a main meal!!

Turmeric Cauli Couscous
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Ingredients
  1. One large head of cauliflower (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds) or two bags of Trader Joe's frozen cauli-rice
  2. 1/2 cup filtered water
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  5. A couple of pinches of freshly ground black pepper (Omit for strict AIP)
  6. Optional add-ins: 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, mint, oregano), 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts (Omit for strict AIP), 2 Tablespoons raisins or currents
Instructions
  1. If using a whole head of cauliflower, break it down into florets. Using you food processor with the shredding blade attached, process all of the cauliflower to make "couscous".
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the 1/2 cup of water to a simmer and add the turmeric and sea salt. Stir it up to break up any lumps of turmeric.
  3. Add the cauli couscous to the saucepan and stir to coat the pieces with turmeric. Cover the sauce pan and let the couscous steam over medium low heat for 5-8 minutes or until tender.
  4. Stir in your optional add-ins.
  5. Enjoy!!
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Love this recipe?  How about trying a Mexican spin?  I love Mexican Cauli-rice as a side dish for taco night or in a burrito bowl!

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Turmeric Cauli-Couscous is the perfect side dish for all of your Mediterranean inspired meals! This tasty dish is Paleo, SCD-legal, AIP, Vegan, and Low-carb, plus it offers all the health benefits of turmeric. Optional add-in ingredients to flavor it just to your liking! | This is so good...

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16 Comments:

  1. LOVE! Cauliflower is just so stinking amazing in ALL the ways! I love how it mimics starches yet has less than half the calories and carbs!! πŸ™‚

  2. This looks really delicious. I love cauli-rice. I think I’d take your suggestion and use a bit of cilantro in there too.

  3. Love this recipe. I wonder if I could just steam it in the Instant Pot. Turmeric is a much used spice in my household.

  4. I used to love couscous before going gluten-free. I can’t wait to try this! πŸ™‚

  5. So delicious, charming and such a pretty recipe!

  6. This sounds so delicious! I need to try the cauli-rice. Such a great alternative plus I love the added benefit of it being a veggie instead of a grain. Love all of these flavors too, the turmeric makes it look so pretty.

  7. Just love mixing cauli with couscous and different flavours!
    Also a big fan of all things “Mediterranean!”

  8. I love the color turmeric brings to any dish. This one is beautiful and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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