Cauliflower and Broccoli Tabbouleh

This Broccoli Cauliflower Tabbouleh is a low-carb, gluten-free salad made from raw cauliflower and broccoli rice to substitute the grains! Healthy, vegan & easy to make!  Broccoli Cauliflower Tabbouleh studded with almonds and cranberries served in two black dishes

One of my favorite cooking magazine is a French one called Saveurs. They always have stunning photographs and interesting, creative recipes. As I was browsing the latest issue on my iPad, I came across this broccoli cauliflower tabbouleh and was very intrigued.

The next day, I tried it out and…wow, this broccoli cauliflower tabbouleh completely exceeded my expectations! Given the tabbouleh ingredients, I knew it would be healthy but I didn’t think it would be that tasty. I think the dried cranberries and roasted almonds make the difference.

The key to any good tabbouleh in general and this broccoli cauliflower tabbouleh, in particular, is definitely the fresh herbs. I use mint and flat leafed parsley, which I chop really finely to allow for an easier distribution throughout the grain-free tabbouleh salad.

When I told my boyfriend I would make this broccoli cauliflower tabbouleh recipe, he wasn’t really excited, to say the least. I mean, one would guess that you really got to like your cruciferous veggies to enjoy this grain-free tabbouleh.

I realize this might sound like a strange one, but you really can’t tell the main ingredients of this low carb tabbouleh recipe are raw cauliflower and broccoli, it’s just…really good! I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂

close-up of a black bowl of grain-free broccoli cauliflower tabbouleh studded with almonds and cranberries and garnished with fresh mint leaves

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Broccoli Cauliflower Tabbouleh
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Cauliflower and Broccoli Tabbouleh

This Broccoli Cauliflower Tabbouleh is a low-carb, gluten-free salad made from cauliflower and broccoli rice to substitute the grains! Healthy, vegan & easy to make! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword broccoli, cauliflower rice, easy, grain free, healthy, low cal, low carb, tabbouleh, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz broccoli 140 g, about half of a small head, cut into florets
  • 5 oz cauliflower 140 g, about 1/4th of a small head, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves packed (from about 4 sprigs), chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves packed (from about 4 sprigs), chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries 30 g, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cups whole dry roasted almond heaping, 40 g, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli florets in the bowl of your food processor, and pulse until they resemble small grains. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with cauliflower.

  2. Add all the remaining ingredients in the bowl, and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from French magazine "Saveurs"

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower and Broccoli Tabbouleh
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Vitamin C 66.1%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments
  1. This salad sounds wonderful. It’s a totally different take on tabbouleh, and it sounds nicer than the usual version.

    1. Thanks Susan! I guess the only reason we can still call this recipe “tabbouleh” is because of the texture, but it’s very different indeed 🙂

  2. I love cauliflower rice but have actually still not tried broccoli rice! It’s about time! This mixture of both is the perfect starting point!

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