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Cauliflower tabouli recipe

This delicious herby tabouli salad sings of summer. Make it gluten free by replacing traditional bulgur with blitzed raw cauliflower. Its texture and taste is reminiscent of the original, and it suits those on a wheat or gluten free diet.



  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomato (halved)
  • 1/2 unit continental cucumber (diced)
  • 1/2 unit Spanish onion (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 100 ml extra light virgin olive oil


Roughly chop cauliflower. In a food processor, blitz it until it resembles couscous grains.

Pick leaves from parsley and mint and roughly chop. Shred spinach. Place in a bowl with remaining vegetables and blitzed cauliflower.

Combine lemon juice and olive oil to make a dressing.

Pour dressing over salad ingredients and combine. Season well with salt and pepper.


  • Salad can be prepared and dressed ahead of time - just toss it well before serving.
  • Choose firm, creamy white cauliflower with tightly closed florets.
  • Vary ingredients according to taste. It is delicious with diced capsicum and shallots, and would be extra special with some crumbled feta or toasted nuts sprinkled over the top.
  • This recipe was created by Greer Worsley for Kidpsot.

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