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Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Tzatziki

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Ingredients

Cauliflower Rice
1 head of Cauliflower
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Caraway Seeds
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Toppings
4 Chicken Sausages (raw in casings)
1 cup, chopped Cucumber
1 cup, chopped Olives
1 cup, chopped Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 cup Peppadews (optional)
Tzatziki Sauce
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup, chopped Cucumber
1-2 cloves Garlic
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 tsp Dried Oregano
4-6 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 tsp each Salt & Pepper

Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Tzatziki

Features:
    Cuisine:
    • 40 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Medium

    Directions

    I love the idea of a build your own rice bowl. Start off with a good base, add some protein, veggies and flavors and you are set! Though rice can be heavy and bland at times. Enter – cauliflower rice! And once you’ve made cauliflower rice you really won’t miss regular rice, especially in a dish like this.

    About the chicken sausage: I get mild Italian chicken sausages from the meat counter. Look around and get what looks good to you.

    About the olives: Get whatever olives you like, I recommend buying them with the pit removed to make your life easier. My favorite olives are Castelvetrano Green Olives. You can easily recognize them by their bright green color. I get them from the Whole Foods olive bar.

    About the peppadews: These are a gem I discovered from the Whole Foods olive bar. They are sweet yet slightly spicy. If you can find them definitely give them a try.

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Make The Cauliflower Rice

    Wash the cauliflower and chop into bite size pieces then pulse in your food processor until it resembles rice. If you have a small food processor like me, you will need to do this in 2 or 3 batches.

    In a small pot, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil and add the caraway seeds. Heat on medium heat and allow the seeds to fry in the oil for a couple of minutes. Next add the cauliflower ice, mix and cover with a lid. Cook the rice on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    2
    Done

    Cook The Chicken Sausage

    I love buying raw chicken sausages from the grocery store because they are already seasoned.

    To a large skillet add 1/2 tsp of olive oil and turn the heat to medium. Squeeze the meat out of the casings and add to the hot pan. With your wooden spoon break up the meat into bite size pieces and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked through.

    3
    Done

    Make the Tzatziki Sauce

    Quickly rinse your food processor and add all of the tzatziki ingredients. Blend until smooth. Give it a taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

    4
    Done

    Build Your Bowl

    Start by adding some of the cauliflower rice to your bowl then add some chicken sausage pieces, chopped cucumber, olives, cherry tomatoes, peppadews and a dollop of the tzatziki.

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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    This looks like it’s loaded with flavor! So many veggies too…a great healthy meal option!

    I made Tzatziki recently and my world has never been the same again, lol. So refreshing and lovely and just plain delicious. I add it to pretty much anything and everything. I also eat it by the spoonfuls, lol.

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