Cauliflower Tabbouleh

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Adapted from Maryland University of Integrative Health

Ingredients:

o 1  ½  pounds cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1-inch florets

o 6 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice ( I used Lime!)

o 6 Tbsp. EVOO

o ½ tsp. ground turmeric

o ¼ tsp. ground coriander

o ¼ tsp. ground cumin

o 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

o Sea salt

o ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper

o 1 cup tightly packed coarsely chopped parsley

o ½  cup coarsely chopped tightly packed mint

o 1  medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced o 12 cherry tomatoes, halved  (I skipped this due to food sensitivity)

Method of preparation:

  1. Place the cauliflower florets in a steamer basket and steam until just tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor and pulse about 15 times, until the texture is fine, with pieces about the size of rice grains.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, turmeric, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Add the cauliflower and toss well to coat. Taste, and adjust with a couple of pinches of salt if needed.
  4. When the cauliflower has completely cooled, fold in the parsley, mint, cucumber, and tomatoes. Serve at room temperature.

Notes: Cauliflower just like walnuts, visually reminds us of the brain. Nutritionally is a brain-boosting superstar, filled with B vitamins, omega-3s, phosphorus, and manganese. It helps with the liver detoxification; happy liver makes a happy brain. Cauliflower comes also in deep purple higher in anthocyanins brain boosting antioxidants and orange color has more beta carotene.

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About mandyfitness

fitness trainer and certified nutritionist ISSA Certified Personal Trainer ISSA Certified Sports Fitness Nutritionist MS Biology Clemson graduate student of Biology (Summer 2016) Spinning instructor Group Fitness instructor
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