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Raw Cauliflower "Couscous" Greek Salad Recipe

Use raw cauliflower to make couscous (like cauliflower rice) for this Greek Salad. 
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Greek
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cucumber, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sliced sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin

for the Greek Salad Dressing

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  • Break the cauliflower into big chunks and put into a food processor along with basil, mint, parsley and garlic. Pulse several times until minced. The cauliflower will have a granular texture - much like couscous. Set the cauliflower aside in a big bowl.
  • Add cucumber, bell pepper, and sun dried tomatoes to the cauliflower.
  • Chop the romaine lettuce and place in a big salad bowl. Top with the cauliflower mixture just before serving and mix thoroughly.

for the Greek Salad Dressing

  • Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to mix thoroughly. (The lettuce may wilt once you add the dressing and cauliflower so don't toss until just about to eat.)
  • Sprinkle with olives, pine nuts, feta cheese, and red onions.


Pulsing cauliflower in a food processor will give the cauliflower a granular-like texture, similar to that of couscous.