This was one of those days. I said to myself, "What can I make for dinner without going to the store?" My answer for this night was cauliflower couscous. It is really delightful, light and packs lots of vitamins : ) Now I used Harvest Blend from Trader Joe's, but you can use couscous, Israeli couscous, orzo, quinoa or whatever you have at home. Don't be afraid of the raisins and cranberries in this dish. Combined with the almonds you get a nice toasted sweet flavor that is great!
Serves 2 main dishes or 4 side dishes.
What you'll need:
1/2 lb. Harvest Blend or couscous (or whatever you like)
1 head of cauliflower, broken and chopped up into bite size pieces
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 large carrot, shredded
1/4 cup slivered almond, toasted
1/8 cup golden raisins and dried cranberries (you can use whatever you like)
What you'll do:
Cook your couscous or harvest blend according to the directions on the package. I always add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the boiling water for some flavor.
In a frying pan on low heat, toast the almonds and set aside. In the same frying pan on medium low heat, melt a sliver of butter and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add in the cauliflower, onion and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat. Let cook about 2 minutes and toss in the carrots and raisins. When the cauliflower is fork tender, toss in the couscous and stir together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
If you are serving this as a side dish, I image it would go great with chicken or pork.