Low Carb Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Quinoa

Low Carb Lemon Thyme Cauliflower QuinoaLemon Thyme Cauliflower QuinoaLow Carb Lemon Thyme Cauliflower QuinoaLemon Thyme Cauliflower QuinoaLow Carb Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Quinoa. As any of you who frequent this site know, it is no secret that I use a lot of cauliflower and this Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Quinoa is another.  It actually can be used as a cooled side salad or a warm side dish.  It is extremely easy to make and quite piquant so, get ready for tasty.  Take a good look at the last picture.  See that little disk in the back on the right? That’s what I don’t use on a whole cauliflower and only because it’s the scab of the core. Yes, I even use the leaves.  After the florets are cut from the core I chop it pretty finely, process it first, then add the chopped florets. I do make them smaller than shown but I wanted you to see the cut-up core too so if you are not using the whole cauliflower you are putting money into the garbage.  I weighed it at 4 oz. and at $2.00 a lb…well you do the math.  I seriously don’t know how many cauliflowers I go through in a year but it’s a pot-load and I guarantee you, throwing money down the drain is, and never has been, part of my plan.  For one more really good cauliflower salad/vegetable please see Ginger Curry Sweetened Cauliflower Rice.

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Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Quinoa
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Ingredients
  1. 3 C Riced Cauliflower
  2. 2-3 Good Sized Minced Shallots
  3. 1 T Olive Oil
  4. 2 T Butter
  5. ¼ C Minced Parsley (I Cheated And Used 2 T Of Dried Parsley)
  6. 1 t Dried Thyme
  7. Juice 1½ Lemons
  8. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil and butter to skillet and sweat shallots for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower, sprinkle with parsley and thyme, drizzle in lemon juice, mixing well. If serving warm only heat for 1-2 minutes as the cauliflower will cook very quickly.
  3. Remove from heat and if serving as a salad refrigerate for an hour.
  4. 4 Servings
  5. 110 Calories, 2.0g Protein, 9.3g Fat, 6.5g Carbs, 1.6g Fiber, 3.9 Net Carbs
  6. 6 Servings
  7. 73 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 6.2g Fat, 4.4g Carbs, 1.0g Fiber, 3.4 Net Carbs
Notes
  1. If you are planning on serving this later, as it is easily made ahead, then take off heat immediately, refrigerate and reheat if using as a side dish.
  2. I most often eat this as a cold salad.
  3. 1 T dried mint is also terrific.
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