Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing
Are you looking for a way to eat more vegetables this year? Try this amazing lower carb dish that has the same comfort food taste and texture as ...
Are you looking for a way to eat more vegetables this year? Try this amazing lower carb dish that has the same comfort food taste and texture as a bowl of rice!
The Thai Carrot Cauliflower Rice Salad with Avocado Cream Dressing is not only going to reset your whole concept of “cauliflower rice, but it will soon become your new favorite food in a bowl!!
1lemongrass stalk (2 tbspminced)
1/2c coconut milk or almond milk
1/2 tbspfresh grated ginger or1/2 tspground
1–2tsp chili sauce (or sriacha)
pinch of White pepper or black (to taste)
1/4 tspsea salt salt
2 tspgluten free tamari (use coconut aminos is whole30)
Optional1 tbspsweetener of choice (see notes) honey, agave, or coconut sugar (Omit if whole30)
Optional2 tbspwater or oil to thin out dressing
For the Cauliflower Rice Salad:
1/4c white onion (chopped)
14 ozor1small head cauliflower
1–2large carrots with ends cut off
1 tspminced garlic
1–2tsp avocado or coconut oil
1/2c coconut milk
2spring onions (chopped)
1–2red peppers (Thai)
1/4 cupCrushed roasted almonds
Salt/pepper to taste
First make the dressing.
Simply blend the lemongrass (minced), avocado, garlic, and, coconut milk. Once blended add in your spices tamari, chili sauce, and ginger. Depending on what chili sauce you use, your sauce will either be more green or more yellow/red in color. All taste great!
You can thin out the avocado cream dressingby adding in 2-4 tbsp of water or coconut milk, and a little oil. Mix until texture is thinner. If you want it sweeter,add in 1 tbsp sweetener of choice such as honey, coconut sugar, or agave.
Next, make your “rice”salad. Start by cutting the cauliflower/carrot into smaller pieces. Working in batches, place 1 cup of your veggies in food processor. Pulse until “riced”. Scrape sides between pulses if needed. Repeat until all the veggies are riced and placed in a large bowl.
Next, chop the onion, green onion, and peppers.
In a small pan, heat garlic, oil, and onion. Saute until fragrant. 1-2 minutes.
Add in your carrot and cauliflower rice. Cook on medium for 2-3 minutes.
Add in 1/2 c coconut milk. If you want a creamier salad, add in 2-3 tablespoons of your avocado cream dressing (reserve the rest for topping)
Cook on medium, coating carrot cauliflower rice. Add a dash of salt/pepper and splash of lime juice. Mix again.
Remove from heat. Place carrot cauliflower rice in large bowl.
Mix in green onion, cilantro, almonds, red pepper (save a little of each for the garnish).
Toss and garnish with the extra onion, cilantro, almonds, and red pepper. Drizzle avocado cream dressing on each bowl when serving.