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Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Falafel Chicken Patties

Video Title: How to Make Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Falafel Chicken Patties
Video Duration: 0:49
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.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min


Cauliflower Tabbouleh

3 cups cauliflower florets
1 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 cup diced english cucumber
1 vine-ripened tomato, diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Falafel Chicken Patties

450 g ground chicken
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp chickpea flour
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Serve chicken patties alongside cauliflower tabbouleh.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 serving Amount
Protein2.6 g
Fat3.8 g
Saturated Fat0.6 g
Carbohydrate7.9 g
Fibre3.1 g
Sugar3.3 g
Sodium326 mg
Per 1 serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A32
Vitamin C107