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Quick and Easy Gremolata Cauli-Rice

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I always have a batch of grated cauliflower (aka cauli-rice) in my fridge. Not only it's keto friendly but it's one of the most convenient foods to have on hand. And as you may know, food prep is key to success when following a healthy low-carb diet!

Inspired by my Quick & Easy Gremolata, this simple low-carb side dish is packed full of flavour. Best of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to cook and serve with any protein. Serve this fragrant cauliflower rice with slow cooked lamb, roasted salmon or crispy chicken thighs.

What's your favourite low-carb side? 😊

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbs6.2 grams
Protein3.7 grams
Fat8.1 grams
Calories118 kcal

Calories from carbs 22%, protein 13%, fat 65%

Total carbs10.1 gramsFiber4 gramsSugars3.6 gramsSaturated fat4.7 gramsSodium348 mg(15% RDA)Magnesium30 mg(7% RDA)Potassium573 mg(29% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets (720 g/1.6 lb)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fine lemon zest, organic
  • small bunch of fresh parsley, about 1/4 cup chopped (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee, coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste


  1. Rice the cauliflower. To do that, run the cauliflower florets through a hand grater or food processor with a grating blade. Pulse until the florets resemble grains of rice. Quick and Easy Gremolata Cauli-Rice
  2. Mince the garlic, zest the lemon, chop the parsley and set aside.
  3. Grease a large saucepan with ghee and add the minced garlic. Mix and cook over medium heat for up to 1 minute.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice and lemon juice and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Quick and Easy Gremolata Cauli-Rice
  5. Add the fresh parsley and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Quick and Easy Gremolata Cauli-Rice
  6. Serve as a side with salmon, chicken, or try with slow cooked lamb. To store, let it cool and place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Quick and Easy Gremolata Cauli-Rice

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
5.3 g3.5 g0.5 g45 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup
6.2 g3.7 g8.1 g118 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

Hello Martina! I tried one of your Masala recipes and it was AMAZING! I featured it on my blog to share with my audience! I know they will love it.
Here is the post if you wanted to see it:
Thanks so much! It was so soo yummy!
Kat Theo


Thank you Kat, I appreciate that!