Cauliflower Taco Salad

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Cauliflower Taco Salad

Ingredients

1 cup sprouted lentils
1 head cauliflower, cored and broken into small bite size florets
1 T coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
½ cup of your favorite tomato sauce or tomato puree
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 large head of romaine
1 lime cut into wedges
1 avocado cut in slices
Salsa (optional)

Directions

Step 1

For the taco filling: Rinse the lentils and drain well.

Step 2

Combine the lentils and 3 cups water in a small saucepan.

Step 3

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes (or 5 mins if you are using sprouted).

Step 4

Drain off excess water and set the lentils aside.

Step 5

Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor or chop by hand with a knife until reduced to pieces the size of rice grains.

Step 6

Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 7

Add the onions and jalapenos and cook until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 8

Add the cauliflower, garlic, 2 teaspoons of the chili powder, 1 teaspoon of the cumin and cook for 4 minutes.

Step 9

Stir in the tomato sauce and cook until the cauliflower is tender, another 3 minutes.

Step 10

Add the cooked lentils to the cauliflower mixture. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin. Stir in the salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes more to blend the flavors.

Step 11

Combine with chopped cilantro and place mixture over romaine leaves

Step 12

Top with fresh lime juice, avocado and salsa

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