Spiced Broccoli “Couscous” Salad



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes



Cauliflower "couscous" is accented with broccoli, zesty curry powder and sweet raisins in this delightful salad.


  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they resemble coarse grains that look like couscous. Set aside. Heat the oil or butter over medium-high heat in a large pot. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and broccoli and saute another 3 to 5 minutes. Add the raisins, chickpeas, curry powder and water and stir well. Add the cauliflower “couscous” and cook 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste for salt and pepper and serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

The cauliflower “couscous” is a fun way to add a fresh crunch to this warm winter salad. Sweet raisins and zesty curry powder make it a flavorful companion to braised chicken. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese if desired. Add cubed marinated and baked tofu to any leftovers and stuff into a pita for tomorrow’s lunch.

Nutritional Information

210 calories, 6 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 380 mg. sodium, 36 g. carbohydrate, 9 g. fiber, 9 g. protein