Healthy & Flavorful Sides; Spanish Cauliflower Rice & Avocado Salad.

I’m obsessed with cumin.

I love the smell & the nutty flavor it adds to food.

I find the best way to enhance the flavor is to toast the spice before adding it to your dishes, and that’s what I did for this low carb side dish!

Give it a try, I bet you won’t miss the “rice”.

Spanish Cauliflower Rice.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin.
  • 1 head Cauliflower, riced. (run through the food processor, or even buy it bagged)
  • 1 can of rotel tomato with chilis.
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped.
  • Salt & pepper.

In a large skillet, add olive oil & cumin, stirring over medium high heat until cumin becomes fragrant.

Add Cauliflower, and stir, covering the small pieces in the herbed oil.

Crank the heat to high, and let the Cauliflower toast, stirring occasionally. Try to get some color on the pieces, color equals flavor!

After 5 or so minutes, add the can of tomatoes with chilis, and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Salt & pepper to taste, kill the heat, and stir in the fresh cilantro!

Use as a base for your homemade burrito bowl, gumbo, or as a simple side dish.
Ok, onto the guacamole, oh wait, I mean Avocado Salad. Which is my lazy version of guacamole.

I totally admit it, sometimes I’m too lazy to mash an avocado for guacamole. I know, I know, eyeroll.

But this salad is great, texturally, I love the big chunks of buttery avocado against crunchy red onion, and sweet bursts of tomatoes!

Avocado Salad.

  • 2 firm, but ripe avocados.
  • 1 lime.
  • 1/2 a red onion, thinly sliced.
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved.
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped.
  • Salt & pepper to taste.

In a large bowl, add the sliced onions, halved tomatoes, the juice of 1 lime, cilantro,and salt & pepper. Stir to combine, allowing the citrus juice and salt to mascerate the tomatoes, making a natural vinaigrette.

Half the avocados, remove the pit, and while the meat is still in the skin, slice the avocado lengthwise, then widthwise, making cubes.

Scoop out the cubes with a spoon, and add to the bowl of the other ingredients.

Make sure there’s enough salt, avocados and tomatoes crave salt!

After combining everything, let the salad sit for a few minutes, letting everything marinate.

Add to chicken, tacos, or eat on its own.

-that’s what she eats.

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