Indian “Couscous”

Remember last year when Ginger and I spontaneously flew to PaleoFX? While I was there I got to spend time with Josh of Slim Palate and his parents. They are AWESOME. I love them.

All of Josh’s recipes are DELISH and his photos are GORGE. And what’s even more amazing is that Josh started his blog when he was just 16-years-old. If you aren’t already a fan of his, take a minute to read his incredible story. Josh is such an inspiration to us all, and I’m so grateful for his friendship. You can see Josh and I HERE, and a recipe he let me share HERE.

I’ve known for a long time that Josh was working on a cookbook. I also knew that it would be a masterpiece. I was so excited when I got a review copy in my hands this week!

After going over the book about a million times I decided to make Josh’s Fragrant Indian Cauliflower “Couscous.” I had almost all of the ingredients already, which is really the main reason I chose it first. There are so many other recipes in the book that I’m also psyched to make, but they will have to wait until I go shopping.

Here I am holding the book! I can’t wait until you try this recipe! YUM!!!!

I’m so happy for you Josh! It’s beyond stunning. I know I said that to you already, but I can’t stop saying it! :-)

I made a couple minor changes so Josh said I could share this recipe with you! Here it is!

Indian “Couscous”
based on Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

Spice Mix
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
pinch of ground cloves

For the “Couscous”
1 head cauliflower, trimmed
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
fresh cilantro, as desired

1. Combine the spices and set aside.
2. Cut the cauliflower into small uniform pieces. Pulse the pieces in about 3 batches, using a food processor fitted with the S blade.
3. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over about medium heat. Cook the onions and garlic until softened, then add the spice mix, and cook for about 1 minute longer.
4. Add the cauliflower “couscous” and lime juice. Stir to combine.
5. Put a lid on the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes.

Serve with fresh cilantro.

♥, Kelly

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  1. says

    Love this! I’ve been seeing lots of cauliflower pilaf type recipes lately and can’t wait to try making this type of dish myself! Yum!

  2. Anna says

    Great recipe. My husband really liked it and he has been unimpressed with all my previous paleo substitutions.

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