Cauliflower rice is so awesome. You take the humble cauliflower – a vegetable that’s packed with phytonutrients – pulse a few times in the food processor, and you have something that is the exact texture of cooked white rice, but with far fewer calories, and a much bigger nutritional punch.
This fresh summer salad is a perfect example of great things you can add to cauliflower rice. I’ve added some tasty roasted tofu (of course), fresh sliced mangos and red peppers, green onions, and topped with a tasty, spicy thai peanut sauce.
Crunchy veggies, crispy tofu, and sweet mango are all best friends in this tasty bowl, and the peanut sauce is the perfect way to tie these fabulous flavours together.
So for your next summer lunch, reach for that cauliflower, and make a bowl with a base that’s much healthier than white rice!
1 head cauliflower, cut into large florets
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 block tofu
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green onion, sliced
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp sugar
Preheat oven to 400.
Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until finely ground. Set aside.
In a large skillet or wok heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add cauliflower rice and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly golden. Let cool.
Using paper towels, press as much liquid as you can out of the tofu. Slice into cubes and transfer to a baking sheet. Drizzle with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sprinkle with chili flakes and garlic powder. Bake 15 minutes, flip, and bake another 10 minutes, until crispy.
In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, chili flakes, and sugar. Add 1-2 tbsp warm water and whisk until the sauce is the consistency you want.
Combine cauliflower rice, tofu, pepper, mango, green onion, and tofu in a large bowl and toss. Drizzle with peanut sauce and serve.