Recipe: Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

Recipe: Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

A tabbouleh salad is light, summery and bursting with flavour. This popular mezze dish is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, although some variations use couscous instead. Our version is made using cauliflower in place of other grains, creating a tasty, low-carb alternative.

This dish works well as a side, served with lean meat or fish; alternatively, it’s a delicious lunch or light meal by itself.

If you’re following one of our Partial Meal Replacement Plans, our cauliflower tabbouleh salad is a gorgeous dish to add to your repertoire.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut in half with core removed, then grated
  • ½ a cucumber, diced
  • 8 tomatoes, halved, deseeded and diced
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • Handful of parsley
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Handful of chives

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


To make the dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste, then set aside

To make the salad:

  • Wash the cauliflower, separate into halves and remove the core. Grate the cauliflower halves into small chunks, and place these in a large bowl
  • Add the diced tomatoes and cucumber to the grated cauliflower and lightly stir
  • Lastly, add the herbs and dressing to the cauliflower mix and stir thoroughly until mixed
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Content Per Serving:

Serving Size: approx. 1 cup

Energy: 363kJ (87 calories)

Protein: 2.6g

Carbs: 6.1g

Added Sugars: 0g

Fibre: 3.2g

Total Fats: 4.4g

Saturated Fats: 0.6g

Monounsaturated Fats: 3g

Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.5g

Sodium: 407mg

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2020-08-27 13:59:35By Health & Nutrition Expert

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