Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado

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 Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado

Made with cauliflower rice which has less calories than rice (white rice almost 5 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.


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

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  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.


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.


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