Cauliflower & Couscous Pilaf Recipe

This Cauliflower & Couscous Pilaf is a healthy and flavorful dish that combines the nutty taste of couscous with the earthy flavors of cauliflower. The cauliflower is roasted to perfection and then mixed with fluffy couscous, creating a light and satisfying pilaf. This dish is packed with nutrients and can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish. It is easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

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40minstotal
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Ingredients for Cauliflower & Couscous Pilaf Recipe

  • 0.17 Small Head Of Cauliflower
  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 0.17 cup Couscous
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Or Vegetable Broth
  • 0.33 tablespoon Chopped Parsley
  • 0.17 Juice Lemon

Directions: Cauliflower & Couscous Pilaf Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • STEP 2.Cut the cauliflower into florets and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • STEP 3.Roast the cauliflower in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.
  • STEP 4.Meanwhile, prepare the couscous according to the package instructions.
  • STEP 5.In a large bowl, combine the roasted cauliflower and cooked couscous. Add chopped parsley and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
  • STEP 6.Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm as a main course or a side dish.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to cut the cauliflower into evenly sized florets to ensure even cooking.
  • You can add other vegetables like bell peppers or zucchini to the pilaf for added flavor and texture.
  • For a vegan version, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth when cooking the couscous.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply microwave the pilaf until heated through, or heat it in a skillet with a little olive oil.
  • Serve the pilaf as a main course with a side of salad or roasted vegetables, or as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
Nutrition
value
135
calories per serving
4 g Fat8 g Protein16 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    4g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Carbs
    16g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    16g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    4g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    34mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    8mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    53mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    65mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    34mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    96mg
  • Selenium
    4mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp