Gluten-Free Couscous Made with Green Cauliflower

by Pantry Food Co. on May 09, 2021
Recipe from Pantry Chef Michael Magliano.

heads of green and purple cauliflower with fresh mint springs

Cutting gluten out of your diet can remove many holiday-favorites and traditions. This Memorial Day we're bringing a gluten-free side in the form of this couscous. Green and purple cauliflower provide a strong pop of color that is fun to look at, but, as it turns out, is also good for you too!

What is green cauliflower?

Green cauliflower is actually a cross between cauliflower and broccoli, often called broccoflower! A well-thought out and creative name, right? The two plants share a genetic makeup, allowing them to be compatible for cross-breeding. It’s also known as Romanesco cauliflower or Roman cauliflower. It has a unique appearance and mild flavor, often described as nutty.

Is purple cauliflower healthier than white cauliflower? 

Purple cauliflower has more antioxidants than white cauliflower, so for that reason: yes, it’s healthier! The antioxidant, anthocyanin, is the reason for the vegetable’s purple hue. Antioxidants have been shown to fight against free radicals, unstable atoms that cause damage to our healthy cells. 

Serving Size: 1/8th recipe
Dose per serving: 2.25 mg THC (& 2.25 mg CBD, if using Chef Magliano's evoo) 

Ingredients  

1 head green cauliflower
1/2 c pistachio, crushed
1-2 lemons: zest, juice
1/4 c mint, chiffonade
1/4 c parsley, chiffonade
2 heads garlic, microplane
cooking oil for sauteeing
3 tbsp Pantry evoo
sea salt, to taste
 

Equipment

mixing bowl
sauté pan
microplane
cheese grater
 

Steps:

  1. Using a cheese grater, make 'cous cous' by grating the cauliflower
  2. In medium sauté pan add an evoo or cooking oil, garlic, and the cauliflower
  3. Gently sauté about a 2 minutes
  4. Add zest, and most of the  pistachio, mint, parsley saving some to garnish
  5. Season with salt and  lemon juice
  6. Place in bowl garnish top with nuts, herbs and finish with Pantry evoo
bowl of green cauliflower couscous riced and garnished
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