Our Cucumber Tomato Cauliflower Rice Salad is a low carb side dish recipe that’s bursting with fresh citrus flavor. Farm stand vegetables combine with a tangy lime dressing for this easy vegetable side dish that’s sure to be your new favorite summer salad.
Cauliflower Rice Salad Recipe
Cauliflower rice is the way to go when you want a delicious rice salad but want to keep it low carb. With just a couple of minutes in the microwave to soften, cauliflower rice takes on a tender-crisp texture that makes the perfect base for your side dish recipe.
You can let it cool for a bit after it comes out of the microwave or, if you prefer a vegetable salad that has a bit of warmth to it, just mix it up right out of the microwave. Either way, you’ll have yourself a delicious and gorgeous summer salad.
With a bumper crop of summer vegetables, it’s an ideal time to make a summer vegetable salad that’s brimming with fresh cucumber, tomatoes and cauliflower. Every forkful is guaranteed to be bursting with fresh farm stand flavor combined with a homemade zesty lime and cilantro dressing.
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Cauliflower Rice FAQ’s
How do you make cauliflower rice?
You can easily make your own cauliflower rice by grating raw cauliflower by hand on a box grater or pulsing in a food processor until “rice-like” or finely chopped. Cauliflower rice is actually easy and fast to make. It is also now available in the produce section of your grocery store along with so many other “riced” vegetables.
Is cauliflower rice nutritious?
Yes. Cauliflower rice is made from cauliflower which is among the healthiest of cruciferous vegetables. Cauliflower iprovides:
- vitamin B6
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
What makes cauliflower rice so good for you?
- low calorie, about 25 calories per cup
- low carb
- gluten free
- grain free
- diabetic friendly
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Our Cucumber Tomato Cauliflower Rice Salad is a low carb side dish recipe that's bursting with fresh citrus flavor. Farm stand vegetables combine with tangy lime for this easy vegetable side dish. Serve at room temperature or chilled!
Place cauliflower rice in microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 Tablespoons water; cover and microwave until al dente, about 3 minutes. timing will depend on the wattage of your microwave. Uncover and cool slightly.
In serving bowl combine olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, kosher salt, pepper and cilantro until blended.
Stir in cauliflower rice, cucumber and tomatoes. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Makes 6 cups.