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Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado

Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado


Total time:

25 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

15 min

Made with cauliflower rice which has less calories than rice (white rice almost 5 times the calories/brown rice more than 4 times the calories) this heart-healthy couscous is delicious and nutritious providing an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C along with a good source of potassium.


Serving Size: 4

4 cups cauliflower florets, or 3 cups purchased cauliflower rice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, medium, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup dried apricots, diced, or golden raisins
1 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped (optional)

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  1. Place cauliflower florets in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower resembles rice. Do not over process.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add onions, cauliflower rice and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until cauliflower rice is soft.
  3. Turn heat down to low, add the spices and salt.
  4. Add dried fruit. Stir to combine.
  5. Remove the couscous from the heat, add avocado.
  6. Sprinkle pistachios over the couscous (if using).

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 210; Total Fat 12 g  (Sat 2 g , Trans 0 g , Poly 1.5 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 180 mg; Potassium 683 mg; Total Carbohydrates 26 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Total Sugars 14 g;  Protein 4 g; Vitamin A 4 mcg; Vitamin C 58 mg; Calcium 54 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 98 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Tags

  • avocado couscous
  • avocado rice
  • avocado side dish
  • cauliflower couscous
  • cauliflower rice
  • dairy free
  • gluten-free
  • vegan
  • vegetarian


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