Rating: 4 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Mimic the texture and appearance of couscous by pulsing cauliflower in a food processor until crumbly. When it's combined with so many colorful companions, no one will know this recipe is lower in carbs!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Scott Little

Recipe Summary

50 mins
7 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the cranberries and apricots in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes or until plump; drain well. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, place the cauliflower in batches in a food processor. Cover and pulse each batch until crumbly and mixture resembles the texture of couscous.

  • In a very large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until tender and just starting to brown. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add the cauliflower, spreading in an even layer. Cook about 8 minutes or until cauliflower is golden, stirring occasionally. Spread in an even layer.

  • Stir in the drained cranberries and apricots, the spinach, pistachios, and salt. Cook and stir until combined. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and the green onions. Toss until butter melts. Transfer to a serving bowl.

To Make Ahead:

Prepare as directed through Step 3. Place in an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 24 hours. Reheat the cauliflower mixture in an extra-large lightly oiled skillet. Continue as directed. Or prepare the recipe as directed through Step 5. Cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 8mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 14g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 7g; protein 4g; vitamin a 1417.3IU; vitamin c 55.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 100.5mcg; sodium 217mg; potassium 446mg; calcium 58mg; iron 1.5mg.