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We love Mediterranean flavours in our house, so this dish is always a welcome meal as it’s packed full of delicious flavour. It also comes together really quickly to make a great option as a light mid-week meal.
When serving as a meal, we usually top with a little flaked fish or top with a fried egg to make it a little more substantial, though it definitely hold’s its own as a dish in it’s own right.
Alternatively, it makes a really taste side alongside a heartier main.
Hands-on10 minutesOverall20 minutes
Nutritional values (per serving)
Total Carbs8.6gramsFiber3.2gramsNet Carbs5.4gramsProtein4.1gramsFat11.7gramsof which Saturated2.7gramsCalories145kcalMagnesium34mg (9% RDA)Potassium494mg (25% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (15%), protein (11%), fat (74%)
Ingredients (makes 6 servings)
1/2 medium head cauliflower (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (45 ml)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp sea salt
50 g dark leaf kale, about 3-4 leaves, stalk removed (1.8 oz)
50 g sun-dried tomatoes, drained (1.8 oz)
60 g mixed olives (2.1 oz)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 ml)
1/3 cup crumbled feta, to serve (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
ribboned fresh basil or spinach to serve
Optional:extra salt and pepper to taste
This recipe makes 6 servings (served as side dishes), or 3 regular servings (served as main dish).
Roughly chop the cauliflower or break into florets and add to a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped, resembling couscous.
De-stem the kale and cut it into thin ribbons.
Add the oil to the fry pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and kale, and cook, stirring, two minutes. Add the cauliflower and salt and stir to coat.
After a minute or two, add the remaining ingredients and cook stirring for around 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir through lemon juice.
Serve topped with crumbled feta and fresh basil or spinach.
Lasts up to a week in sealed container in the fridge (keep feta separate and add when serving).
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