Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Falafel Chicken Patties

Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Falafel Chicken Patties

This recipe features all the fresh flavours of classic tabbouleh but with a twist. Cauliflower rice steps up to replace the traditional bulgur wheat making this a gluten-free version. It is the perfect pairing for chicken patties loaded with the flavours of falafel.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:

Cauliflower Tabbouleh:

  • 3 cups (750 mL) cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced english cucumber
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato, diced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper

Falafel Chicken Patties:

  • 450 g ground chicken
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

Instructions

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

  1. Pulse cauliflower florets in food processor until they are the size of grains of rice. 

  2. In a large bowl, stir cauliflower rice with parsley, cucumber, tomato and green onion. 

  3. Whisk lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir into cauliflower mixture.

Falafel Chicken Patties

  1. Mix ground chicken with garlic, chickpea flour, parsley, onion powder, cumin and salt in a medium bowl. Equally divide mixture into 4 and shape into scant ¾-inch thick patties.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties without overcrowding pan until golden and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side.

  3. Serve chicken patties alongside cauliflower tabbouleh.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 1 serving Amount
  • Calories 68
  • Protein 2.6 g
  • Fat 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrate 7.9 g
  • Fibre 3.1 g
  • Sugar 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 326 mg
  • Per 1 serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 5
  • Iron 9
  • Vitamin A 32
  • Vitamin C 107
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

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